Subscriptions on Google Play
A subscription is when you pay a recurring fee rather than a one-time price for content on Google Play. Depending on the subscription, you’ll automatically be charged on a monthly or yearly basis.
Subscriptions differ from regular Android app purchases in that there is no 15-minute refund window.
How to Subscribe to Content on Google Play
To purchase a subscription, first, you’ll need to download the app where the subscription-based content is available. For example, if you want to purchase a monthly subscription for your favorite news outlet, you’ll need to find that news channel’s app on Google Play, download and install it on your device.
Once you’ve downloaded the app:
Some apps allow for a subscription trial period. Trial subscriptions last a minimum of seven days, and you will be notified of the trial period in the purchase flow. Should you choose to cancel, follow the cancel subscription steps below before the trial expires, and you will not be charged for that subscription.
Note: If you do not cancel, at the end of the trial period, you will be automatically billed for the subscription - you cannot sign up for multiple trials.
You can visit your My subscriptions page on Google Wallet to view your subscriptions.
If you get a new device or perform a factory data reset on your device during your subscription, you simply need to re-install the app where you purchased the subscription, and as long as you’re using the same account you were before, you’ll continue to have access to this content. In other words, you will not need to re-purchase your subscription if the app to which you’re subscribed is uninstalled for any reason.
To cancel a subscription, visit your My subscriptions page on Google Wallet and use the Cancel subscription buttons.
Canceling a subscription will not retroactively refund subscription payments, and previously charged subscription fees cannot be pro-rated based on cancellation date. For example, if you purchased a one-year subscription on Jan. 1 for $10 and decide to cancel your subscription on July 1, you will have access to the subscription until Dec. 31 and will be charged the full $10, but you will not be charged another yearly subscription of $10 the following Jan. 1.
Changes to Subscriptions
Subscriptions Refund Policy