Unless you are still living in the dumb or feature phone era, you are already using certain apps for your everyday work. When it comes to apps and games, most of them are free, while others are paid. Depending upon your specific requirements, you might already be using some paid apps. But if you occasionally purchase apps, or can’t afford certain useful apps, the sad days of not being able to afford expensive apps is going to end very soon. Yes, Google is coming with a solution to offer you those apps as a subscription service. Yes, you got it right. I am talking about Google Play Pass.
Apple recently introduced Apple Arcade, meant for games, but Google Play Pass will not just be limited to games but will include all types of apps on the Google Play Store, including games. If you can’t afford apps and games priced at around Rs. 300 or more, the Google Play Pass subscription is going to be a boon for you. With the help of Google Play Pass, you can access the complete catalogue of apps and games within the Google Play Pass catalogue for a monthly fee of around $5, which is almost equivalent to Rs. 350 in Indian currency. You can cancel the subscription any time, and you can then use a particular paid app or game within the Play Pass catalogue by purchasing it the regular way.
Which games and apps will be available?
You can find the complete catalogue of the games and apps available under the umbrella of Google Play pass, here.
But the app icons, which you can find, are just the tip of the iceberg, and once it is rolled out worldwide, more developers will come forward add their apps and games to the Google Play Pass catalogue. All the developers should first come forward, and it is only then, the concept of Google Play Pass is going to turn out profitable for both Google, as well as the users.
Why Google Play Pass is going to be a magnificent thing?
Google Play Pass includes apps from different genres including entertainment, productivity, utilities, and games of different genres, which most users will like. As all the apps and games within the Google Play Pass catalogue will be paid, the overall experience of using those apps will be far better than that of their free counterparts, which are filled to the brim with annoying ads.
You might need to use a certainly paid app for a limited time, and if the app does not have an option for subscription, the one-time charge will be higher, and you might have to purchase the app as you do not have any choice in hand. The same goes for games, which have an end. You cannot ask for the money back from the developer after the game is completed by you unless you are completing it within 2 hours to 2 days.
So, getting all the apps at a fixed monthly rate can be the best deal ever, unless you are looking for an item, which is not available under Google Play Pass. Paying for individual apps is thus, going to be a thing of the past soon.
I wish if!
Instead of offering all the apps and games under one single pass, I wish, there are multiple catalogues to cater to the requirements of different types of users. Maybe one for gamers, one for productivity geeks, and the other for casual users. That is going to be more useful, as users can get the most out of their monthly subscription for Google Play Pass.
Google Play Pass isn’t yet available for end-users in India, but I think this is going to be the New Year gift from Google, exclusively for Indians. I am not sure when it is going to be available in India anyway, but we find it in India, at least. When we have to pay a monthly fee for the internet connection, on-demand video streaming platforms, why not for apps and games! This should be warmly-welcomes by netizens in India.
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