Google launches subscription service for apps and games

FILE PHOTO: Visitors of the logo on Google’s high-profile, high-tech start-ups and business leaders, the meeting, Tour-Tech,Paris, France-May 16, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

(Reuters) – the Alphabet Inc, and Google (GOOGL.(O) said on Monday it is rolling out on Google Play, a Pass, a subscription service that provides Android users with access to more than 350 apps and games with no ads or in-app purchases.

Priced at just $4.99 per month, the service is similar to Apple Inc’s (AAPL.D) Apple, Arcade / game room, the iPhone-maker’s gaming subscription for the mobile device, and desktop computers.

The Google Play subscription is available for Android devices in the United States this week and will be rolled out to other countries soon, the company said in a blog post. (here it is)

The service, which apps and games are being added every month, for a 10-day free trial period, and will be priced at $1.99 per month for one year, for a limited period of time.

Reporting Chinmay Rautmare in Bengaluru; Editing by shailesh Kuber

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