Earlier this 12 months, Apple introduced Apple Arcade, a month-to-month subscription service that provides you entry to a library of cell video games (together with some unique titles) on iOS gadgets. Apple Arcade is not reside but, however Google is already testing its personal competing service, named Play Pass.
XDA Developers discovered proof final 12 months that Google was engaged on the Play Pass service, however now the corporate is beginning to take a look at it. We acquired the under screenshots from a reader, which present the signup web page for Play Pass and the $4.99 month-to-month price. Of course, the value might change earlier than the ultimate rollout.
An information web page reads, “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.” Another display reveals Stardew Valley and Marvel Pinball as among the included video games.
After we acquired the screenshots, we reached out to Google, and an organization spokesperson confirmed Play Pass is at the moment being examined. It stays to be seen if an app/game subscription service may very well be viable on Android, particularly since iPhone homeowners spend far more cash on apps than Android customers, however Google is giving it a severe shot.
- Anonymous Alligator