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Google Play Pass is a new subscription service from Google that gives you access to hundreds of games and apps.
How it works
The Google Play Pass subscription service was launched in September 2019. For a fee of $ 4.99 per month, the user gets access to almost 400 different games and applications.
These apps are already in the Play Store, but some need to be purchased and others need to be paid extra to remove ads or unlock additional features. In the case of a subscription, there are no additional payments or advertising.
This is the main difference between the service – for example, Apple Arcade has only 54 games for the same price.
What is given by subscription
Now you can get almost 400 games and applications by subscription. Most of them are games of different genres. The most famous are Terraria, Reigns: Game of Thrones, Stardew Valley, Old Man’s Journey, Bridge Constructor and others. A large number of puzzles, simulations and strategies. There is also the usual chess, solitaire and sudoku. Each of the games is worth your attention, and with a subscription you can try them all.
There are also a lot of programs – calendars, book readers, photo editors, players. Moon + Reader Pro, AccuWeather for Weather, Tunable for Music Creation. Google promises to expand the directory every month.
To make it easier to search for applications and games, after paying for a subscription in the Play Store, a separate Play Pass tab with a ticket icon will appear.
How much Google Play Pass cost?
The first ten days are trial and free. Then the first year costs $ 1.99 per month, from 13th month – $ 4.99 monthly.
It is possible to subscribe to a family and divide the price for 6 people. Each family member will have individual access to the Play Pass, and the actions of one will not affect the other.
How to subscribe?
At the moment, Google Play Pass is only available to US users. Therefore, in order to subscribe to the service, you need to do a few additional steps:
- First of all you need to connect to VPN by choosing a server in the USA.
- Go to «Settings» -> select «Applications» -> select «Google Play Store» in the list -> click «Force Stop».
- Enter the Play Store -> go to the «Account» section in the side menu.
- The application itself will offer you to change your region to the United States. Agree and enter your bank card details and US postal code. A list of indices can be found on the internet. Remember – changing the region of your account is available only once a year!
- In the Menu, select «Play Pass» -> click «Subscribe».
A bank card of any bank is suitable for payment, the money for the first month will be debited after a ten-day trial period. Don’t forget to cancel your subscription if you plan to use only the free period.
You can add other people to your subscription, and thus making it family, in the «Menu», by selecting the section:
«Account» -> «Family» -> «Register family directory».
Enter the details of the person to add, who will have to confirm the invitation to Google Play Pass by email or SMS.
Google Play Pass is a service for those who like to try and discover something new. A large number of games and applications will definitely not let you get bored. The absence of ads will not distract you from your work, and the presence of all the additional features will give a new experience that you simply would not get without a subscription.