The search giant, Google, today announced the launch of a new gaming service for Android applications and games in India. Google Play Pass, which was launched in the United States in September 2019 has been introduced in India too. It is supposed to be Google’s answer to Apple Arcade, which operates in a similar manner.
Aditya Swamy, Director, Play Partnerships announced, “Since 2012, Google Play has been a one-stop-shop to find, enjoy, and share your favourite apps, games, and digital content, and we are always looking for new ways to enable people to enjoy these digital experiences. We are excited to announce that Google Play Pass is now coming to India.”
Google Play Pass will be available on the Play Store and provide over 1,000 applications and games without advertisements and access to their premium features for a fixed monthly or annual fee. The game subscription service has been launched to compete with Apple Arcade and is currently available in 90 countries, which provides access to many apps and games without ads, in-app purchases, and upfront payments.
However, there are several significant distinctions between Apple Arcade and other games and has been exclusively created only for iOS users.
This week, Play Pass will be available for Android smartphones in India, offering a high-quality and curated library of 1000+ games across 41 categories from developers in 59 countries, including India. In India, it will cost Rs 99 per month but you may begin with a one-month trial.
Prepaid one-month subscriptions are also available for Rs. 109. Family managers can share their Play Pass subscription with up to five additional family members via Google family group.
As per the company, when Google Play Pass becomes available later this week, you may begin your trial by opening the Play Store app on your Android smartphone, pressing the profile symbol at the top right, and searching for “Play Pass.” Subscribers may access the library of applications and games by clicking on the Play Pass page or searching for the Play Pass “ticket” when browsing titles on the Play Store.
The Play Pass library features a variety of intriguing titles, ranging from games that help you unwind – such as sports, puzzles, or action games – to programmes that boost productivity.
There are well-known games such as Jungle Adventures, World Cricket Battle 2, and Monument Valley, as well as useful tools like Utter, Unit Converter, and AudioLab, as well as hidden treasures such as Photo Studio Pro, Kingdom Rush Frontiers TD, and many more.
In addition to this, Play Pass will also provide Indian creators of all sorts of applications and games with a new way to broaden their worldwide user base and generate new revenue streams.
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