What Is Google Play Pass?

Google's subscription service to hundreds of apps, games, and more

Millions of apps are available for download in the Google Play Store, many of which are monetized through advertisements or in-app purchases. Some others require an upfront fee. A Google Play Pass subscription, however, provides instant access to hundreds of these apps without ads or additional cost.

Google Play Pass requires devices running Android 4.4 and above along with Google Play Store 16.6.25 and above.

Which Apps Are Included With Google Play Pass?

The Google Play Pass subscription catalog is constantly expanding, with new titles added each month. To see which apps and games are currently available, take the following steps.

At the time of publication, Google Play Pass is available only to Android users in the United States.

  1. In Google Play Store, select the Menu button, represented by three horizontal lines in the upper left corner.

  2. When the slide-out menu appears, tap Play Pass.

  3. Tap More, near the bottom of the screen.

    Google Play Pass > More
  4. Tap Explore.

  5. Browse details, screenshots, and videos for the hundreds of games and apps that are included in a subscription. 

    Google Play Pass > Explore

    Many apps are accompanied by a price tag, some relatively expensive. Access to all these apps is free with an active subscription.

How Much Does Google Play Pass Cost?

A Google Play Pass subscription costs $4.99 per month or $29.99 per year. If your Google account is configured as the family manager, you can share access to this subscription with up to five users at no cost.

As family manager, review which apps and games you’re providing access to if young children are in your Google family group.

You must maintain a valid payment method in Google Play for your subscription to remain active.

Can I Try Google Play Pass For Free?

Yes. If you’re not sure whether or not Google Play Pass is right for you, opt for the one-month free trial.

If you don’t want to be be billed automatically, cancel your Google Play Pass subscription prior to the trial’s expiration date.

  1. In Google Play Store, select the Menu button, represented by three horizontal lines in the upper left corner.

  2. When the slide-out menu appears, tap Play Pass.

  3. Tap Get started.

  4. Enter your Google Pay details, and tap Subscribe.

    Get started > Subscribe
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