Subscription companies are all the trend as of late, and Google is the newest firm to get in on the motion, with Android Police reporting that the corporate has already began testing a brand new Play Move subscription service that provides “lots of of premium apps and video games” with no adverts or in-app purchases for a flat month-to-month payment.

The leaked screenshots that Android Police acquired from a reader present a number of the particulars of the service, they usually sound extraordinarily much like the upcoming Apple Arcade subscription, which was introduced earlier this yr.

Clients pay a month-to-month $4.99 payment for limitless entry to a catalog of premium apps and video games with none adverts and the entire in-app purchases unlocked. (The screenshots present titles like Monument Valley, Knights of the Previous Republic, Threes, Limbo, Stardew Valley, Ticket to Experience, Marvel Pinball, and extra out there on the service.) The screenshots additionally present {that a} household plan is within the works, though it is going to doubtless price greater than the bottom $4.99 value.


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Google’s service does differ from Apple’s in a number of methods: Arcade is just centered on video games, and the entire out there titles could have no less than some exclusivity to Apple’s service, spanning iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and Apple TV. Apple’s service can even embody a household plan by default, though there’s no phrase but on what Apple Arcade will price on a month-to-month foundation.

Play Move, alternatively, appears to supply entry to an present catalog of video games and apps which might be already on the Google Play Retailer. Given Android’s well-known piracy drawback, mixed with the truth that iOS customers are likely to spend extra on apps than their Android counterparts, it’s more durable to promote profitable premium apps on Android. A subscription service that guarantees one of the best of the Play Retailer at a flat payment might assist remedy these points.

Regardless of the scope of the leak, the Play Move service is seemingly solely in testing and has but to be formally introduced by Google, which means particulars might change between now and launch — if it ever launches in any respect. However assuming it’s actual, Apple Arcade may face a critical competitor when it’s launched later this yr.


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