The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are being unveiled in full on October 19th, but with them Google may also be planning to launch a new service called Pixel Pass.
It seems to be Google’s take on the Apple One, essentially tying multiple services together under one monthly subscription, and while it hasn’t yet been confirmed, enough details have leaked out that we have a good idea that the Pixel What can the pass offer?
We’ll then walk you through exactly what it supposedly gets you, and how you would go about signing up for it.
What do you get with Pixel Pass?
Based on leaks, the Google Pixel Pass has both hardware and software components. On the hardware front, you’ll get a Pixel phone, and will be eligible for “regular upgrades.”
In terms of software, you get Google Play Pass (Google’s service that gives you access to various premium apps and games), YouTube Premium, Google One (which gives you cloud storage), and Google Fi (which is a service provided by Google). operated US mobile network).
Plus, you’ll also get an extended warranty for your Google Pixel phone. This will be either through Google’s preferred care service or its device protection service – two similar services that provide cover against accidental damage and mechanical malfunction.
How do you get Pixel Pass?
Based on what we’ve seen so far, it looks like the Pixel Pass will only be available in the US (at least initially), so you probably won’t be able to get it if you don’t live in the US. Google Fi itself isn’t available outside the US either, so if Google makes the Pixel Pass available elsewhere, the specifics of what you get with it may vary.
If you live in the US, you’ll also need a Pixel phone – although one is provided as part of the Pixel Pass anyway. It looks like you’ll be able to purchase the Pixel Pass online through the Google Store or via Google Fi (whether you’re a new or existing customer).
Leaked documents suggest that buyers will be given the option to trade in their older phones, and will need to apply for financing if they buy the Pixel Pass through the Google Store.
When will Pixel Pass launch?
We’re not sure when the Pixel Pass will arrive (if it does, as that’s just a rumor for now), but the clear announcement date for the Pixel 6 range as well as October 19th, with the service probably rolling out . At the same time as those phones go up for pre-orders (also rumored on October 19th) so you can get a Pixel 6 on the Pixel Pass.
How much does Pixel Pass cost?
This is a big question that we still have about the Pixel Pass, as it is not stated in the leak. However, it’s likely to be offered with several different Pixel handsets, so if the phone’s price is bundled in a subscription, it could vary depending on the model you choose.
How does the Pixel Pass compare to the Apple One?
Apple One has three tiers, the basic tier gives you access to Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, Apple Arcade, and gives you 50GB of iCloud storage. The next tier up is designed for sharing with up to five family members, and gives you the same but with 200GB of iCloud storage.
Then there’s a ‘Premier’ option that you can also share and that gives you everything but with 2TB of cloud storage, along with Apple News Plus and Apple Fitness Plus.
There is no indication that the Pixel Pass will have multiple tiers like this. Although we can’t be sure, it seems to be an all or nothing situation. We also don’t know how much cloud storage is included in the Pixel Pass, so it’s hard to compare them directly.
But based on leaks, the Pixel Pass will have the same selection of services outside the Premiere tier as the Apple One, as no fitness or news aspect is listed for the Pixel Pass.
However, the Apple One doesn’t include the cellular plan, handset upgrade, or extended warranty you reportedly get with the Pixel Pass, so Google’s offering could be more comprehensive overall — although it’s likely to be priced accordingly. Is.
And Apple has an iPhone Upgrade Program, which offers handset upgrades, but is sold as a separate service. So while the Pixel Pass may have more to it, Apple’s subscriptions arguably give you more ability to tailor them to your needs by choosing the ones you want.
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