Mobile gaming fans might be interested in Google’s often overlooked Play Pass subscription service. Play Pass is an affordable way to get a mix of games and apps on your Android phone, including some of our picks for the best mobile games. We have all the details and a few recommendations for you.
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What does Google Play Pass include and how much is it?
Google Play Pass offers hundreds of Android games and apps (close to 1,000 in total). The library boasts many titles that normally cost money, and there are no ads or in-app purchases in any of the included content. Apps and games that normally contain ads or in-app purchases are ad-free with additional content unlocked with Play Pass.
If you want to subscribe, you can pay $5 per month or $30 per year (£5 and £30 respectively in the UK). You can share a subscription with up to five other family members. You can each download, install and play different apps and games just as if you had individual memberships.
How to subscribe to Google Play Pass
It’s easy to subscribe on an Android device. Here’s how you do it:
- Open the Play Store on your Android device.
- Tap your profile avatar in the top right.
- Push Play Pass.
- If you want to pay monthly at $5/month, tap Get startedor you can save some cash and pay annually by pressing annual subscription link to $30/year.
- Select your payment method and press Subscribe.
When you subscribe, you will see a new tab in the Play Store app on the far left with the title Play Pass. The content is organized into different categories and you can find the latest additions below Newor check out Hit lists to see what’s popular. There is also a mobile phone Children tab with recommendations for different ages.