Google has announced its Apple Arcade competitor titled Google Play Pass. Play Pass is a new subscription service that gives you access to more than 350 apps and games that are completely unlocked – all free of ads, in-app purchases and upfront payments. Play Pass offers a high-quality, curated collection of titles from Stardew Valley to Risk, and Facetune to AccuWeather, with new apps and games added every month.
Google Play Pass is coming to Android devices in the U.S. this week and Google is bringing it to additional countries soon. You can get started with a 10-day free trial and subscribe for just $4.99/month. And for a limited time, you can get Play Pass for only $1.99/month for your first twelve months, then $4.99/month.
The Play Pass collection spans hundreds of titles, from games that help you unwind to apps that power productivity. You’ll find well-known apps and games like Terraria, Monument Valley, Risk, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and AccuWeather. And others you might be less familiar, like LIMBO, Lichtspeer, Mini Metro, Old Man’s Journey and many more. New additions are coming every month, including titles like This War of Mine and Cytus coming soon.
To make all of these apps and games easier to find, Google has added a new Play Pass tab for subscribers. Google Play Pass apps and games can still be found throughout the Play Store – just look for the Play Pass “ticket.” All apps and games found on the Play Pass homepage or throughout the Play Store with the ticket are completely unlocked with your subscription.
Just like Google Play Family Library, family managers can share their Play Pass subscription with up to five other family members. Each family member can access Play Pass individually, so your experience won’t be affected by what others download.