Google Play has been a terrific hotspot shop for people across the world to find, install, enjoy, and share their favorite games, apps and digital content. Since 2012, this one-stop shop has positioned itself in a favorite corner of people’s hearts with its unbreakable record of apps and games offering.
Google is always trying hard and experimenting with modes to bring new platforms to enjoy fresh digital experiences. Hence, Google has announced the availability of Google Play Pass in India, which brought a new craze among peers.
What is Google Play Pass?
Google Play Pass – a subscription service – excitingly offers a comprehensive range of titles from apps to games specially curated for Android users without in-app purchases or ads.
The subscription is set for designated monthly or perennial charges. Though the feature was initially limited to the US market – now Google has enabled the facility in almost 90 countries, including Canada, Germany, Europe, and Australia. And now, it is expanding its market by launching Play Pass in the Indian market.
How Google Play Pass Works?
With Google Play Pass, you can access a curated array of games and apps (more than 1000 titles) across 41 categories from developers across 59 countries, even India.
Surprisingly, users can now find very widely known conventional games like World Cricket Battle 2, Jungle Adventures, useful apps like Photo Studio Pro, AudioLab, Kingdom Rush Frontiers TD, Unit Converter, and more similar apps that are truly hidden gems.
Generally, users need to proceed with the subscription at ₹99 (or $4.99 in US) per month or ₹889 (or $29.99 in US) per year.
However, they already have an option to start their experience with a one-month trial in India.
Besides, Google also has an offer for Indian Android users as they can get a prepaid subscription for only ₹109 for one month. Also, with Google family managers and family groups, people can easily share their Google Play Pass subscription with up to five other family members.
Benefits of Google Play Pass Subscription
- Enjoy more than 1000 apps and games with just one subscription.
- Experience all the participating apps and games without ads and upfront payments.
- No need to make in-app purchases. You can enjoy full access to the participating apps and games with Play Pass.
- Share Google Play Pass subscription with up to 5 family members.
- New apps and games are added every month.
- Free one-month trial (available in selected countries only)
Google Play Pass in India
Since Google Play Pass brings a broad arena of a wide range of exciting games and a collection of apps, it is expected to establish and expand its market in India for a lifetime.
Most excitingly, users will get access to high-quality apps and games without the interruption of a single advertisement. From Monument Valley to World Cricket Battle 2, you will get world-class and mostly demanded games, from AudioLab to Utter apps without in-app purchases.
Developers from almost 59 countries added their most-preferred games and apps on Play Pass. And if you are a developer, too, you can add your apps and games in Google Play Pass. You can find more information about participating in Play Pass as a Developer.
Pricing in India and US
Google Play Pass is available as a monthly or yearly subscription service. You can find all the Play Pass pricing options below.
|Price in India||Price in US|
|One-month trial (in selected countries only)|
|Prepaid – one month subscription||₹109|
Family managers can share access with up to 5 other family members. You can find more information here.
How to Use Google Play Pass?
You can easily use Play Pass in just three taps.
- Open Google Play Store App
- Tap profile icon on the top-right corner
- Tap Play Pass
Google Play Pass is already available in US and it will roll out to the Android users in India this week. However, the craze is terrific in the Indian market because the users can easily start their free trial by opening Google Play Store App – tap on your profile/account and tap on the Play Pass option.
You can also access the wide range of games and apps by looking for Play Pass “ticket” while browsing on the Play Store.
FAQs About Google Play Pass
Here are some FAQs about using Google Play Pass. Please check them out.
How to Access or Buy Google Play Pass?
To access or buy Google Play Pass, open Google Play Store, Tap the profile icon on the top-right corner and then tap Play Pass.
What to do if Google Play Pass is not available on your Android device?
First of all check out whether Google Play Pass is available in your country or not. You can find the complete list of countries for Play Pass availability here.
If the Play Pass is available in your country but it’s not available on your Android device then you need to make sure that Google Play Store and Google Play Services are up-to-date on your device.
To update Google Play Store, open Play Store app > profile icon > Settings > About > tap Play Store version or Update Play Store. If an update is available, the installation process will start in the background. Once it’s updated you’ll see the message ‘Google Play Store is up to date’.
To update Google Play Services, click here to open Google Play services in the Play Store. You’ll see the update button if there’s an update available. If it’s already up-to-date, you’ll see the Uninstall button only.
Once Google Play Store and Google Play Services are updated, check whether Google Play Pass is available for your Android device or not (Google Play Store App > Profile icon > Play Pass).
Are Google Play Books and Movies included in the Play Pass?
No, Google Play Books and Movies are not included in the Google Play Pass. You can access participating apps and games with Play Pass.
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