Google might soon club its Google One and Play Pass subscriptions together (via 9to5Google). For starters, Google One is a subscription that provides you more storage, which you can use across apps like Google Drive and Photos. The service also gives users added perks like direct access to support, VPN access, rebate credit on Google Store purchases, and more. On the other hand, Play Pass lets users access premium Android apps and games.
In the teardown of the latest version 1.109 of the Google One app, it was found that Google might just be preparing for bundling both of these services together into one, at a discount. Do note that not all features may land on the actual app. Here's some text that was found in the app code:
Add Play Pass
Bundle Google One & Play Pass and save %
Add Play Pass to your plan and save %
The text tells us that the bundle will offer some percentage discount when users will bundle both of these services together. There are also some answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that were found in the app code.
Do I qualify for a trial? What does it include?
Any services in the bundle that you haven’t already subscribed to are included in the trial.
After the trial, the plan automatically renews as a monthly subscription, and you’ll receive % off. The offer expires after one year, and you can cancel or upgrade your subscription anytime.
According to the text, Google might also include a trial for users, in case they want to test out the bundle first before getting committed. Users can also upgrade for higher storage bundles up to 2TB.
Yes – after subscribing to the 100 GB bundle, you can upgrade to the 200 GB or 2 TB bundle. You’ll see the option to upgrade in Google One settings.
If you upgrade, you will continue to receive % off your bundle. The offer expires one year from the day you first subscribed to the bundle.
If you upgrade during the trial, the trial will end early. Your charge will be pro-rated based on the number of days left in your current billing cycle.
If you cancel your bundle, you can choose to subscribe to Google One or Play Pass at the regular rate.
Storage and other perks can be shared across your Google family just like before.
Can I share with my family?
Yes, you can share both Google One and Play Pass with your family group at no additional cost.
Google One plans start from $1.99 per month for 100 GB. To know more, check out Google One Plans.