Google Play Pass App and Game Subscription Service Is Launched To Take On Apple Arcade.

Google Play Pass App and Game Subscription Service Is Launched To Take On Apple Arcade.

Apple recently launched Arcade, its game subscription service, and Google has been teasing something similar earlier this month. Today, Google Play Pass has officially become available.

Google Play Pass will cost $5 (roughly Rs. 350) a month and give subscribers access to 350 games and apps.

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It will cost $2 a month for the first year in an introductory offer. Android devices with Android 4.4 (known as KitKat) or later will support Play Pass.

Available apps range from puzzle games like Monument Valley and strategy games like Risk, to apps including AccuWeather and Facetune. New apps and games will be added every month.

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There are some main differences with Apple Arcade, however.Apple’s $5-a-month service, which launched with iOS 13 on Thursday, consists of games developed exclusively for the service — if they are in Apple Arcade they can’t be in the app store.

The apps in Google’s service, on the other hand, are already available for purchase in the Play store.

So users can determine if they’d rather shell out a few dollars to own a game or spend about the same amount to have monthly access to many games and apps.

Mobile game makers are trying out subscription services as an alternative to the traditional way that mobile games make money, either by a purchase price, ads, or increasingly, in-game purchases.

Both services require users to download each game they want to try out. Subscribers have access to the games until they cancel their subscription.


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