Android has so many apps and games these days that it can be a bit of a challenge to find really good offerings, but if you sign up for Play Pass that whole process becomes easier. To sign up for Google Play Pass is to enable yourself to discover new apps and games anytime you want without having to buy anything.
If you want to learn more about Google Play Pass you can do so with our guide here. The beauty of Play Pass is that you pay monthly fee of a few dollars and you get access to unlimited apps and games. Google cycles these in and out so there’s always new stuff coming to give the service a fresh feel. And the whole thing is curated so you know you’re getting the pick of the litter so to speak.
But how do you sign up for Google Play pass? It’s really rather simple to do and with this guide we’ll walk you through the process. First though let’s briefly go over why you might want to sign up and what you get.
Why you should sign up for Play Pass and what you get if you do
As we’ve already mentioned, you might want to consider checking out the Play Pass service because you pay a monthly fee and get access to unlimited apps and games. But it’s more than that. This includes top quality apps and games that are normally premium and cost money. So instead of buying an app or game directly, you can install it and use it without paying for it. Because it’s included in the Play Pass subscription price.
Play Pass also includes a ton of free apps and games. So what’s the benefit there when you can already download them for free? Well instead of not having to pay for the app or game, you get access to the in-app or in-game purchase content. As this is also included in the monthly subscription price for Play Pass.
Beyond all that, Play Pass is simply a great way to discover new apps and games. And if you ever decide you want to unsubscribe, you can simply go purchase any of the apps or games that you used during your active subscription.
How to sign up
Singing up for Play Pass is easy and you can do it right from your phone. Which means you can basically sign up for it anywhere as long as you’re connected to the internet. What could be simpler than that? So, here’s how you start, so you can begin enjoying everything Play Pass has to offer.
Launch the Google Play Store
Play Pass is located in the Play Store, naturally, and doesn’t have its own app or webpage. Launch the Play Store to get started.
Tap on your profile avatar
Next, tap on your profile avatar located in the top right corner. This will bring up a menu with things like managing your apps and device. As well as notifications and offers, payments and subscriptions, Play Protect, your app library, and of course, Play Pass.
Tap on Play Pass and tap the Get Started button
Tap on the Play Pass menu to load up the Play Pass page. Then hit the green Get Started button to begin. This will set you up with the monthly plan that costs $4.99 a month.
Alternatively, tap the yearly subscription link
If you’d rather go for an annual subscription, there’s a link for that just below the green Get Started button. This will actually save you 50% on the cost of Play Pass over 12 months. And if you plan to keep it for the year, this is definitely the way to go.
Select your payment method and hit subscribe
This is the end of the line. All you have to do is select your payment method. You have multiple options here. And can use your credit or debit card, your Google Pay balance, Google Play balance, and even PayPal. You should even be able to use your wireless provider billing if you have that set up for Play Store payments.
Once you’ve selected your payment method for Play Pass, hit the big green subscribe button at the bottom and you’re all set. Once the payment goes through and your subscription is active, you can view all the available Play Pass content in the Play Store and begin installing anything you like.
Where to find Play Pass content
Once your subscription is active, a new menu will appear in the navigation bar at the bottom of the Play Store UI. Without Play Pass, you should see Games, Apps, Offers, Movies, and Books. With an active subscription, a new Play Pass icon will appear to the left of the Games button.
Tap on that to load the Play Pass page and you’ll see everything there. There are multiple sections to help you find what you may be interested in. Including a For You section based on things Google thinks you may like. Here are a few other useful tips about using Play Pass and what it offers.
- You can use Play Pass with the Family Sharing feature
- Don’t forget to check out the New tab to see all the latest content
- Apps and Games that are included in Play Pass will have a Play Pass icon/label attached in the non-Play Pass section of the Play Store. That way you know what’s included and what’s not
- You can explore some of the Play Pass content before signing up