Subscribe to Google Play Pass

When you subscribe to Google Play Pass, you’ll get hundreds of games and apps, without ads or in-app purchases. Play Pass won’t give you access to all of Google Play, just a selection of apps and games. Availability of games and apps on Play may vary by country.

What you need

To buy a subscription to Google Play Pass, you’ll need to:
Important: If you’re a family manager, make sure to check all apps before you let any child in your family group install them. 

Buy a subscription to Google Play Pass

  1. Open the Google Play Store app .
  2. At the top right, tap the Profile picture.
  3. Tap Play Pass and then Get started.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Important: You'll only get a trial at no charge if you're a new user for Play Pass.

Tip: You’ll only get charged at the end of your trial period. If you don’t want to be charged, cancel your subscription before the trial period ends.

Create a family library

With a family library, you can share a Google Play Pass subscription with your Google Play family group. Learn more about Google Play family libraries.

Important: If you aren't part of a family group, you must create one first.

  1. Open the Google Play Store app .
  2. At the top right, tap the Profile picture.
  3. Tap Settings Settings and then Family and then Sign up for Family Library.
  4. To set up Family Library, follow the on-screen instructions.

Join a family and activate a Google Play Pass subscription

If you’re already part of a family group on Google and the family manager subscribes to Play Pass, you’ll need to activate your Play Pass before you can use it.
Important: You may need to accept the family group invitation by email or SMS before you can activate Google Play Pass. Learn more about joining a family group.
  1. Open the Google Play Store app .
  2. At the top right, tap the Profile picture.
  3. Tap Play Pass and then Activate.

Deactivate Google Play Pass

Only members of a family can activate or deactivate Play Pass. When you deactivate Play Pass, you only deactivate it for your account. Other family members can still use Play Pass.
  1. Open the Google Play Store app .
  2. At the top right, tap the Profile picture.
  3. Tap Payments & subscriptions and then Subscriptions and then Play Pass.
  4. Tap Cancel subscription.
Tip: To unsubscribe from Play Pass, have the family manager cancel the subscription. When the family manager unsubscribes, family members no longer have Play Pass.

Use games and apps in Google Play Pass

When you subscribe to Google Play Pass, you’ll get hundreds of games and apps, without ads or in-app purchases. Play Pass won’t give you access to all of Google Play, just a selection of apps and games. Availability of games and apps on Play may vary by country.
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. At the bottom, tap Play Pass.
  3. Select an app.
  4. If the app is part of Play Pass, at the top of the app's details page, you can find a Play Pass logo.
Important: Google Play measures your Play Pass usage to find out how much developers in Play Pass earn. We also provide developers with info on how people use their apps. We don't share your personal or individual usage information. You can cancel or deactivate your subscription at any time and we'll stop measuring usage when your subscription ends.
When apps leave Google Play Pass

If an app you use or game you play leaves Play Pass:

  • Apps and games at no charge:
    • You can still use the app or game, but you may start to get ads or have to pay for in-app items.
  • Paid apps and games:
    • You can use the paid app or game for some time before you’ll need to buy the app or game separately, outside of Play Pass.
    • You can also uninstall the app.

Manage your Google Play Pass subscription

If you subscribe to Play Pass, you can use Google Play app to:

  • Check when your plan renews.
  • Change a payment method.
  • Add a backup payment method.
  • Cancel your Play Pass subscription.

To manage your subscription:

  1. Open the Google Play Store app .
  2. At the top right, tap the Profile picture.
  3. Tap Payments & subscriptions and then Subscriptions and then Play Pass.
Tip: Currently, you can’t pause your Play Pass subscription. Uninstalling an app downloaded through Play Pass won’t cancel your subscription.

Get support for Pixel Pass

To learn more about Pixel Pass, visit the Pixel Pass Help Center.

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