Google testing $5 Play Pass for virtually unlimited apps and games

Android Auto gets updated with better navigation, visibility

Similar to services like Microsoft's Game Pass on Xbox, or Sony's PlayStation Plus, the service will charge a monthly fee for access to "hundreds of premium apps". This means that Google Play Pass is likely going to be different from Apple Arcade, the game subscription service that Apple is looking to launch this fall. "Explore a curated catalogue spanning puzzle games to premium music apps and everything in between".

Google has been testing a new app subscription bundle that gives users access to premium apps for one monthly price. A user initially spotted the test service, however, Google confirmed to Android Police that it's indeed real and in testing. As for Android Auto for the phone screen, that won't get this new interface but will instead be eventually upgraded to the new Google Assistant Driving Mode previewed at I/O 2019 back in May.

"The new navigation bar sits at the bottom of your display, and allows you to manage multiple apps, more easily".

This new development joins other changes the Play Store is rolling out such as the introduction of playable game demos and launch of Google Play Points program in Japan. The concept of providing cropped up past year on XDA Developers after customers noticed code references in Google Play.

Google is putting its hopes on the game/app subscription on Android even though iOS users spend a lot more money in the App Store than Android users.

Nadler: There's no deadline to take up impeachment, you know
Pelosi also fears that the fallout from a failed impeachment inquiry would strengthen Trump's chances of being reelected in 2020. Golden is one of the few members of the House from New England who isn't seeking a move toward impeachment.

However, as this is limited to Google Play, Play Pass will not offer triple A games like Xbox Game Pass.

Given the rising popularity of music and video subscription services in general, Google's gamble with Play Pass could pay off.

Moreover, the games offered will include original releases from popular creators such as Ken Wong, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Will Wright and more.

The assumption now would be that if you're subscribed to Play Pass, games that usually require payment for you to download them will automatically become free.

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