Android Play Pass: Google is testing game flatrate in response to Apple Arcade

Android Play Pass: Google testet Spiele-Flatrate als Antwort auf Apple Arcade

Android Play Pass: Google is testing game flatrate in response to Apple Arcade
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Google is testing information from Android Police According to a direct competitor to Apple's Arcade, the curated game flatrate for iOS, macOS and tvOS, which the company wants to launch this fall.

Google Play Pass, the current name of the game subscription for Android, will also offer hundreds of selected premium apps without advertising and in-app purchases. Already last year, first indications surfaced that Google is working on such a game service for Android, but details or even an announcement did not come afterwards. Now Google has started user reports but with a test of the game flat rate.

$ 5 a month for hundreds of premium apps

Screenshots that Android Police have been leaked by a reader, show the login screen and betray even the – albeit provisional – price of the flat rate: $ 4.99 per month plus tax estimates Google. Whether this price is just a preliminary placeholder and still changes until the performance is, however, completely open. Apple has not revealed a prize for Apple Arcade so far. A free trial period for Google Play Pass includes 10 days in which the user can try the service first. The service can also be terminated at any time.

Play Pass does not just offer games

The information displayed on the Play Pass also reveals that the apps it contains are not just mobile games for Android, but that the offer also includes music and fitness apps.

Explore a curated catalog spanning puzzle games to premium music apps and everything in between. From action hits to puzzles and fitness trackers, with Google Play Pass you unlock access to hundreds of premium apps and games without ads, download fees or in-app purchases.

Description of Google Play Pass

Google confirms game flatrate test

As Android Police writes, a spokesman for Google has confirmed the test of the game flatrate, but without mentioning further details or even a planned launch date of the offer. However, Google could try to launch the Play Pass at the same time or even before Apple Arcade.

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