So it has been about a week since Apple Arcade was launched. In case you are unfamiliar, Apple Arcade is a subscription service where for $4.99 a month, iOS users will be able to access an unlimited number of games, some of which are exclusive to the service. Now it looks like Google wants to take Apple on with their own service called Google Play Pass.
According to Google, “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 AccuWeather, with new apps and games added every month.”
However, unlike Apple Arcade which is pretty much all just games, Play Pass will also offer users access to non-gaming apps. This includes productivity apps as well so if there are some apps that you have been meaning to get, you might be able to find them in Play Pass as well. Play Pass will be priced at $4.99 a month and will come with a free 10-day trial.
There will also be a promotion in which it will be priced at $1.99 for the first 12 months, so you’ll be able to save yourself quite a bit. Play Pass will only be available in the US and on Android devices at the start, but we expect that it will eventually expand to more countries and regions. To sign up or learn more, head on over to the Play Pass website.