Google might be working on a new comprehensive subscription like Apple’s Apple One bundle.
The Android package files, or APK, for version 3.7 of the Google Home app included code hinting at a possible “all-in-one” plan, 9to5 Google reported earlier this week.
Bundling plans can be attractive to customers looking for an easier way to manage multiple subscriptions and save money. The Apple One bundle, for example, launched in 2020 and gave subscribers access to the company’s catalog of services, ranging from music to cloud storage, for one monthly price.
The code names an “[a]ll in one subscription from Google” and describes it as “[g]et more for less when you bundle Nest Aware.” The code also specifies “[two] TB of storage for Photos, Drive… Gmail, and more benefits.”
Nest Aware is a video recording subscription for Google Nest cameras, doorbells, speakers and displays. Subscriptions start at $8 a month, or $80 annually. Google also sells Nest Aware Plus for $15 a month, or $150 annually.
The “and more benefits” could be a reference to Google One, the company’s monthly subscription service that gives you expanded cloud storage to use across Google’s apps. One of the Google One membership plans offers 2 TB, or terabytes, of storage for $10 a month.
Google One sells plans for 100GB, 200GB, 2TB, 5TB, 10TB, 20TB and 30TB. Subscriptions start at $1.99 a month with options to upgrade or downgrade at any time.
It’s possible we could learn more at the tech giant’s product event on October 4. Google is expected to announce the Pixel 8 as well as a new Chromecast and Nest Wi-Fi router. If Google does unveil a bundle subscription, we could see a hardware tie-in.
Google wasn’t immediately available for comment.