Subscriptions on Google Play
When you subscribe to a magazine, newspaper, or other content on Google Play, you receive new issues or access to content on a continuing basis. Google Play Music offers a music streaming subscription. Find more about Google Play Music subscriptions.
You could see a payment authorization up to 72 hours before your current subscription or free trial expires. You won't be charged until the actual renewal date. You can also cancel your subscription before it expires.
To avoid interruptions to your subscriptions, you can add a backup payment method for individual subscriptions to your Google Play account. If your primary payment method stops working, your backup payment method will be charged. You can remove backup payment methods at any time.
Note: Chromebook users with the Google Play Store enabled can subscribe using the Android instructions.
Subscribe on individual apps
After you download some apps (like the Google News app ), you can choose to subscribe to content from the app. After you've downloaded the app:
- Open the app.
- Go to the section with subscription-based content. (For example, in the Google News app, tap Newsstand .)
- Pick your subscription.
- Choose an existing payment method or add a new one.
- Tap Subscribe.
Note: Some payment methods might not work for all subscriptions. To review payment method restrictions, see accepted payment methods.
Subscribe to Google Play Music
With a Google Play Music subscription, you get unlimited, ad-free access to millions of songs that you can mix with your own collection. Find more about Google Play Music subscriptions.
Subscribe on Google Play Newsstand
You can subscribe to magazines and newspapers through Google Play Newsstand. Learn more about Google Play Newsstand.
To subscribe on Google Play Newsstand:
- Open the Google Play Store .
- Tap Menu Newsstand.
- Find the news source or magazine you want to subscribe to.
- Tap Subscribe and choose a subscription option.
- Select a payment method.
- Tap Subscribe.
- Find and read the content in the Google Play Newsstand app .
Note: Some payment methods might not work for all subscriptions. To review payment method restrictions, see accepted payment methods. Exact pricing shown in the payment process can vary slightly from the price listed on Google Play based on currency exchange rates and price changes from month to month or year to year.
Some subscriptions offer a trial period. This gives you access to the content for a time before your first subscription payment. If you don’t cancel, you'll be automatically billed for the subscription at the end of the trial period. If you cancel before the end of the trial, you won’t be charged.
Access your subscriptions on other devices
Subscriptions are linked to your Google Account, not to your device. If you get a new or additional device, reinstall the app where you purchased the subscription and you'll have access to your content.
If you can’t access your content, make sure you’re using the same Google Account as when you purchased it.
Need more help with a subscription
If you need more help with a paid subscription or other purchase through Google News, you can contact us.