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Google finally figured out that bundling subscription services is a good idea

Google finally figured out that bundling subscription services is a good idea

As part of Apple's big drive to diversify its revenue streams and make more money from services, the company seemed to quickly realize that bundling together popular content streams would make a lot of sense. It looks as though Google is finally arriving at this party, fashionably late, with an upcoming bundle of its own, although it's only a small step in the right direction.

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Here are 824 apps and games available on Google Play Pass right now

Here are 824 apps and games available on Google Play Pass right now

Google Play Pass, a program that gives subscribers no-charge, ad-free access to premium apps and apps with premium features, launched in 2019 with over 350 titles on its roster. Thing is, though, Google doesn't make it easy to suss out all of the apps participating in the program, whether through the Play Store or external documentation on associated Google sites. Great. Well, guess what? We're gonna give it a try and list as many apps participating in Play Pass as we can.

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Verizon unlimited subscribers are about to get a ton of free games

Verizon unlimited subscribers are about to get a ton of free games

Both Google and Apple offer a premium subscription for a curated selection of mobile apps: Google Play Pass is $5 a month for more than 800 premium apps and games on the Play Store, and Apple Arcade is $5 a month for over 180 games. But if you happen to have a Verizon unlimited plan, you can pick up six months or a year of either, depending on which plan you choose. And refreshingly, this upgrade applies to all existing customers, no new signup required.

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Google Play Pass more than doubles the number of countries it's available in

Google Play Pass more than doubles the number of countries it's available in

Google's Play Pass program, where customers trade a monthly or annual subscription fee for all-you-can-eat downloads, premium features, and in-app perks for certain apps, has expanded to 48 new countries.

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Seven great real-time weather and radar apps for Android

Seven great real-time weather and radar apps for Android

Unless you live under a rock, everyone experiences the weather — even if they don't spend time outside. Government and private industry spend tens of millions of dollars every year on meteorology and the conveyance of detailed forecasts. All of that flows down to the apps we all use to get a quick look at what's coming up the jet stream. But are you using the right app?

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Google Play Pass brings its curated selection of ad-free apps and games to 7 new countries

Google Play Pass brings its curated selection of ad-free apps and games to 7 new countries

Google introduced Play Pass last year as a way for users to access a curated selection of apps and games for a single subscription price. It expanded into 24 new regions back in October, and today another batch is being added to the list of supported countries.

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New Pixel buyers get 3 free months of Stadia Pro, YouTube Premium, Google One, and Play Pass

New Pixel buyers get 3 free months of Stadia Pro, YouTube Premium, Google One, and Play Pass

Google's latest smartphones are more affordable than previous Pixel flagships (and most other 5G phones), but the big G is also throwing in some freebies to sweeten the deal. Purchases of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G will come with three-month subscriptions to several Google services, and buyers in some countries can even snag a free set of Bose headphones.

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Google Play Pass roundup: 25 of the best apps and games currently available on the service

Google Play Pass roundup: 25 of the best apps and games currently available on the service

Google Play Pass is a subscription service ($4.99 per month) that offers access to a vast selection of apps and games minus any advertisements and in-app purchases. Seeing that this service recently expanded to ten new territories, I've dug up a few of the more recent and notable listings for our Play Pass roundup. Initially, Google offered about 350 or so apps and games, but at this point, we've tracked at least 538 of them, and the list keeps growing. Of course, Google being Google, many of these titles are somewhat lackluster, which makes it difficult to know if the Play Pass subscription is worth it.

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Google Play Games has a new filter tool we wish the Play Store had

Google Play Games has a new filter tool we wish the Play Store had

The Google Play Games app is debuting a new all-in-one filtered section to let users sort out what they want to play based on purchasing factors, critical ratings, genres, and even play-based factors such as accessibility and device orientation. Now, if only we got this level of granularity on the Play Store proper...

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AccuWeather leaving Play Pass in the wake of Dark Sky’s Android demise

AccuWeather leaving Play Pass in the wake of Dark Sky’s Android demise

Android Police maintains a giant list of apps that are participating or have participated in Google's Play Pass program — where users pay a low subscription fee to remove ads and access premium features from said apps. But it's a finicky list to maintain because every addition is manual and it's extremely difficult to track any subtractions without a public database. Well, we can report on at least one departure that will take effect soon: AccuWeather is leaving Play Pass on September 20. If you use the weather app, you might not like the reason why.

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