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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. Subscriptions renew automatically, and you're charged at the beginning of each subscription period.

If you don't want it to renew, you can cancel or change the subscription. You'll be notified of any price increases.

Subscribe on individual apps

After you download some apps you can choose to subscribe to content from the app. After you've downloaded the app:

  1. Open the app.
  2. Access the section of the app that offers subscription-based content.
  3. On the confirmation screen, choose an existing payment method or add a new payment method. 
  4. Tap Subscribe.

Note: Some payment methods may not be accepted for all subscriptions. To review payment method restrictions, go to 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:

  1. Open the Google Play Store Play Store.
  2. Tap Menu Menuand thenNewsstand.
  3. Find the news outlet or magazine you want to subscribe to.
  4. Tap Subscribe and choose a subscription option.
  5. Select a payment method.
  6. Tap Subscribe
  7. Find and read the content in the Google Play Newsstand app Play Newsstand

Note: Some payment methods may not be accepted for all subscriptions. To review payment method restrictions, go to 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.

Trial Subscriptions

Some subscriptions offer a trial period. This gives you access to the content for a period before your first subscription payment. If you don’t cancel you will 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. 

See 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 Android device, reinstall the app where you purchased the subscription and you will have access to the content. 

If you can’t access the content, make sure you’re using the same Google Account as when you purchased the content. 

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