Google Play Pass
Typeapp and video game subscription service
Launch dateSeptember 23, 2019; 4 years ago (2019-09-23)
Pricing model
  • US$4.99 monthly
  • US$29.99 yearly
Global availability of Google Play Pass
Global availability of Google Play Pass

Google Play Pass is an app and video game subscription service by Google for Android devices. It was launched on September 23, 2019 in the United States.[1]


Google Play Pass was launched on September 23, 2019 in the United States.[1] In July 2020, the service launched in Germany, Australia, and Canada.[2][3] The service launched in India in March 2022.[4] In late August 2023, Google Play Pass launched in Malaysia and the Philippines.[5][6] As of October 2023, the service is available in 100 countries/regions.[7]

Subscribers can access the included apps and games without ads and in-app purchases for a monthly or yearly subscription.[7] There are over 1,000 curated titles available under the service, which range from puzzles to podcasts.[7][8]


Google Play Pass gives users access to a curated catalog of a variety of apps and games taken directly from the Google Play Store without any ads or the need for additional in-app purchases. Play Pass can be shared with up to five other family members.

App developers who wish to offer their app as part of the subscription can apply to be considered for inclusion in the service and according to Google, "will receive royalties based on algorithmic methods that incorporate signals which capture how users value all types of content".[9]

See also


  1. ^ a b Webster, Andrew (September 23, 2019). "Google Play Pass bundles 350 Android games and apps for $4.99 per month". The Verge.
  2. ^ Steinlechner, Peter (July 8, 2020). "Spieleabo: Google Play Pass auf Android eröffnet" (in German). Retrieved July 15, 2020.
  3. ^ Steinlechner, Peter (July 14, 2020). "Mobile Games: Spieleabo Google Play Pass startet in Deutschland" (in German). Retrieved July 15, 2020.
  4. ^ Babu Mohan (March 2, 2022). "Google finally launches its Play Pass subscription service in India". Android Central. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  5. ^ "Google Play Pass Now Available In Malaysia For RM10.99 Per Month - Lowyat.NET". August 21, 2023. Retrieved September 6, 2023.
  6. ^ Chavaria, JM (August 23, 2023). "Google Play Pass now available in PH". Yugatech. Retrieved September 7, 2023.
  7. ^ a b c "Google Play Pass". Google Play Pass. Retrieved October 11, 2023.
  8. ^ "Here are 460 apps and games available on Google Play Pass right now". Android Police. June 26, 2020. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  9. ^ "Engage new users and earn revenue with Google Play Pass". Android Developers. Retrieved December 15, 2019.