Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Google Play Will Let Shoppers Try Video Games For 10 Minutes Before Buying
That appears to include the game Ticket to Ride, and likely others — though the option does not appear to be available to everyone and even when it is, it can be a bit buggy, Android Police points out. Apps with a streaming trial available will feature a “Try Now” button next to the “Buy” option. Once you’ve hit the button to test out the game, the streaming trial starts and lasts for 10 minutes. Some users have reported crashes during streaming, but the system seems to be working for the most part, Android Police notes.
While trying out the game, users can exit the stream or get more information by way of a floating menu button. When you leave the app, the streaming trial resets — you can’t go back to where you left off, in other words. Though details are still cloudy about which games and apps will be included, it’s likely that Google will reveal more about the new feature at its big event later today.