Subscriptions on Google Play

When you subscribe to a news source 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.

Subscribe to content

To find and subscribe to content:

  1. Go to
  2. Find the app that offers subscription-based content.
  3. Click Subscribe and choose a subscription option.
  4. Select a payment method.
  5. Click Subscribe

Depending on what you subscribed to, you’ll be able to access it on the app of the content you subscribed to, on the Google News app, or Google Play Newsstand. 

Note: Some payment methods may not be accepted for all subscriptions. To review payment method restrictions, see accepted payment methods. Exact pricing shown in the payment process may 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.

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

Trial subscriptions

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.

Learn how to cancel or change a subscription.

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 the content. 

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