+ Friday September 20th, 2019

We’ve previously reported on Google’s impending premium subscription app service Google Play Pass. That was in closed testing. Today, Google all but confirmed that the service will launch soon.

With a simple tweet, Google announced “It’s almost time ⏲️ Google Play Pass is coming soon”

While there are no specifics about the program officially released, we know that the trial included a range of premium apps across a diverse range of categories from games to services. It’s unclear if games included in the service will be completely free of the dreaded in-app purchases, as ‘entertainment apps’ are excluded from the promise of no ads or in-app purchases.

At launch, the service is expected to cost $4.99 USD per month, which would be around $7 -$8 AUD if the typical Australia tax is added to the service. It feels like $9.99 is the more logical price point but time will tell.

With Apple expected to launch a similar service perhaps as early as tomorrow, it’s not surprising to see Google ramping up the tease campaign.

Source: Twitter.

Duncan Jaffrey   Associate

Duncan Jaffrey

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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