Google launches Play Pass subscription in India for Rs. 99 per month

Google Play Pass allows users to access Android games and apps without ads and in-app purchases.

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  • Google Play Pass will offer curated content of over 1000 titles across 49 categories.
  • The subscription service will roll out for Android users in India starting this week.
  • Google Play Pass comes with a one-month free trial, and after that, it costs Rs. 99 per month or Rs. 899 per year.

Google, on Monday, has launched the Play Pass subscription service in India. The subscription allows users to access Android games and apps without ads and in-app purchases. Google Play Pass comes in monthly and yearly subscription options. The service was first debuted in the US in 2019, and currently, it is available in more than 90 countries.

According to Google, the Play Pass subscription will offer high-quality curated content of over 1000 titles across 49 categories from developers across 59 countries. The service also includes 15 apps from Indian developers, including World Cricket Battle 2 and Jungle Adventures.

The company said that it would continue to work with global and local developers to add new titles to Google Play Pass every month. There is also a dedicated website for developers to participate and nominate their apps and games for the Play Pass service.

Google Play Pass comes with a one-month free trial, and after that, it costs Rs. 99 per month or Rs. 899 per year. It also comes at a prepaid one-month subscription price of Rs. 109. Google Play Pass requires devices running Android KitKat (version 4.4) or above with Google Play app installed.

Google Play Pass will roll out for Android users in India starting this week. Once available, users can start a free one-month trial to Play Pass subscription by opening the Google Play Store app, tapping on the profile picture at the top-right corner, and then tapping on Play Pass. Uses can also manage or share the subscriptions with their family members via the Play Store app.

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Apple Arcade effect. It's good that despite having monopoly google is still trying. But the games they are offering are sub par.

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The new annual subscription option brings the price down to $29.99 per year in the U.S., which works out to roughly $2.50 per month.

Existing subscribers will be able to make the change to an annual subscription from the Play Pass tab in the Play Store app for Android this week.

The service is also launching internationally with availability in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom, starting this week.

Google Play Pass expands outside the U.S., adds more titles and annual pricing – TechCrunch

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