The nice thing about spending all this time at home (which you should definitely be doing right about now) is that you might get a chance to do stuff you wouldn’t normally be able to squeeze into your schedule. That includes trying out services you were thinking of giving a whirl but never got around to, like Google Play Pass, for instance.
It’s safe to say the search giant’s Android equivalent for the iOS-exclusive Apple Arcade
platform wasn’t very warmly received last fall
, but we can probably agree everything deserves a fair shake… as long as you don’t need to pay a dime for said “shake.”
While you’d typically have to cough up $4.99 a month after a 14-day free trial, Google is giving everyone a chance of testing Play Pass for an extended period of 30 days at no charge
. Obviously, the special offer can only be claimed by new subscribers who haven’t already taken advantage of the standard sign-up promotion, and unfortunately, the mobile game and apps subscription service is still solely available in the US.
Other than that, there don’t seem to be any special conditions or requirements to take into account before pulling the trigger, so game away
! You have until May 14 to sign up for a 30-day free trial, and yes, you can cancel anytime to avoid ever being charged for access to an arguably modest (but ever-expanding
) library of Android games and apps without ads or in-app purchases.
Who knows, perhaps you’ll discover the Google Play Pass service does include enough value for your monthly subscription fee and you’ll continue to pay that. Worst case scenario, you’ll have something to help pass the time and keep your mental health intact while you self-quarantine a little longer.