Google has an enormous collection of free and paid apps and games. Most of those free apps and games are filled with pop-up, obtrusive ads, and the paid ones further demand for in-app purchases. But what if there was a service like Netflix where you could pay a monthly subscription and download any premium apps and games without ads, in-app purchases or download fees? Alright, Google has heard you. Google is currently testing a subscription-based service called “Play Pass” that will give users access to all the premium apps for a monthly fee.
The Play Pass first fell into XDA developers radar last year, but as per Android Police reports, the service is now in the test phase. From one of their readers, they received screenshots of a signup page for Play Pass which is shown as priced at $4.99 per month with a 10-day trial. However, the subscription charges are subjected to change after the final release.
Explore a curated catalog spanning puzzle games to premium music apps and everything in between. From action hits to puzzles and fitness trackers, with Google Play Pass you unlock access to hundreds of premium apps and games without ads, download fees or in-app purchases.
This service from Google is reportedly a competitor to Apple’s earlier announced (and unreleased) Apple Arcade, a monthly subscription service that would allow users to access a library of games on iOS devices.
Would you subscribe and pay $4.99 per month if you could get access to thousands of premium apps and games? Share your thoughts in the comments below.