Software & Apps Apps How to Use Google Play Pass Get unlocked Android apps and games By Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated November 05, 2019 Morten Falch Sortland / Moment / Getty Images Plus Apps Best Apps Tweet Share Email Google Play Pass is a pay-per-month subscription service that provides unlimited access to hundreds of Android games (here's a list of the best Google Play Pass games) and other apps for around $5 per month. These Play Store titles are ad-free and devoid of in-app purchases, and more games are added to the catalog on a regular basis. Google Play Pass subscriptions are only available to users based in the United States. Creating a Google Play Pass Subscription The signup process for Google Play Pass is fairly straightforward, and a 10-day free trial is offered for those gamers and app fanatics that wish to give the service a test run before spending any money. Tap the Play Store icon, found on your smartphone or tablet’s home screen. The Google Play Store app will now launch. Select Menu, represented by three horizontal lines and located in the upper left-hand corner. When the slide-out menu appears, tap Play Pass. Tap Start free trial. The terms of your Play Pass subscription will now be displayed, as shown in the accompanying screenshot. Enter your Google Pay details, if prompted, and tap SUBSCRIBE. Enter your Google Account password and tap VERIFY. If successful, a confirmation message will briefly appear followed by the Welcome to Play Pass screen. If you decide not to keep your Play Pass subscription and do not want to be billed for the first month, you must cancel prior to the 10-day trial’s expiration date. How to Use Google Play Pass As soon as your subscription’s active it’s time to explore the vast library of Android games and apps now at your fingertips. Tap Play Store on your device’s home screen. The Google Play Store will now launch, with the new Play Pass tab active by default. If your Google Account is set up in the family manager role, you can add up to five additional users to your Play Pass subscription. To start adding, tap Set up (located toward the top of this screen) and follow the Family Plan prompts. The Play Pass tab contains all of the apps now at your disposal, organized by category and popularity among other useful buckets. To learn more about a particular app, tap its thumbnail image. The app details page presents a great deal of information about the title in question including preview images and video clips, user reviews, number of downloads and much more. You’ll also notice that any apps with a cost attached will now have a line through the List Price, signifying that it’s free with your subscription. If you’d like to try one of these apps, tap Install. Real-time status of the download and installation process will be displayed toward the top of the screen. Once complete, tap Open to launch your new app. Not all offerings in the Google Play Store fall under your Play Pass subscription. To avoid accidental billing, be sure to check the details and List Price prior to choosing to install a new app.