Soon Android users will buy the subscription of any app without downloading or installing the app. According to a report from TechCrunch, users will be able to buy the subscription, even if the app is not installed on their phones.
Last week, Google announced the Google Play Billing Library version 3. It is a developer tool used to process Play Store payments. During the announcement, Google wrote, “Billing Library version 3 unlocks the ability for users to discover and purchase items outside of your app, such as across the Play store.”
How the Android Subscription feature will work
Once the feature will be available, users will see an additional ‘Free trial & install’ button beside ‘Install’ on the app listing page. Clicking on the link will allow you to buy the subscription prior to installing the app. Under the two installation buttons, there will be an info bar that will display all the information related to the subscription model.
Google’s new Android subscription feature for apps will introduce more transparency in the Play Store. Some developers tricks users to pay for the subscription without their knowledge. It will prevent those kinds of hidden terms, any hidden prices. The new feature would give more insight into the app and its subscription models.
Google is currently testing the feature with selected set of users.