20 October 2021
As we are barely one week away from the Pixel 6 series launch, the latest leak claims that Google also has a new bundle monthly subscription service lined up for release. M. Brandon Lee of This Is Tech Today tweeted that Pixel Pass is the name of the subscription which is quite similar to the Apple One offering.
He reveals that Pixel Pass will include both hardware and software benefits. The first thing to note is that the subscription plan will be available only for Pixel 6 buyers. It is unknown whether Google will expand it to existing Pixel users. The plan includes the new Pixel 6 device, extended warranty, and access to various Google services.
These services include the likes of YouTube Premium, Google One, and Play Pass. The last one is a paid subscription to Android games and is similar to the way Apple Arcade works. The Pixel Pass subscription can be purchased through Google Fi and if you are someone who prefers unlocked versions, you will be able to get it by visiting the nearest Google Store.
Pixel Pass: This appears to be a blend of the iPhone upgrade plan where you can get a new phone every year and the Apple One Subscription.— M. Brandon Lee | THIS IS TECH TODAY (@thisistechtoday) October 10, 2021
Contains YouTube Premium, Google One, Play Pass, extended warranty, and is associated with Google Fi.#pixel6 #teampixel pic.twitter.com/iU7VTc16vS
The pricing for the service is unknown but it is likely to be tempting for customers. It will make more sense for those who are set to get the new Pixel and subscribe to at least one of those paid services. They will be able to enjoy the device and their preferred service while paying relatively lower. One important thing to note is that the subscription is expected to be limited to the United States users, at least in the beginning.