Google Play Pass subscription service launches with 350 apps

Google's Play Pass subscription rivals Apple Arcade with year-long introductory deal.

Google Play Pass launches in the US this week giving you subscription-based access to more than 350 apps and games with introductory offers.

For starters, you can begin with a 10-day free trial for Android devices, letting you play any of the included games for free. After that, and for a limited time, you can sign up for $1.99/month for the first 12 months, before defaulting to the standard $4.99/month cost. The limited time introductory offer ends October 10 at 11:59pm PT, so if you want to get access to all these great games, and more added every month, get started soon.

From the looks of the starting library there's a strong line-up to entice Android users into the deal. Games available on the Google Play Pass include: Stardew Valley, Terraria, Reigns: Game of Thrones, Monument Valley (1 & 2), Risk, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, LIMBO, Lichtspeer, Mini Metro, Old Man’s Journey, and 80 Days. This War of Mine and Cytus are said to be coming in later, monthly updates to the library.

The Google Play Pass is a direct rebuttal to Apple Arcade's launch last week, which currently includes around 70 premium games with a 1-month free trial, and the same $4.99/month cost thereafter.

It seems that whether you're an Android or Apple mobile gamer, there's plenty to be excited about gaming on the go this month.


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