Google revamped its cloud service plans with the introduction of Google One early this month. The new Google One is seen as an attempt to simplify Google’s cloud services and offerings across services. While the service is not expected to go live for several more months, the Google One app has gone live on the Play Store.
The Play Store listing for Google One says users will be able to manage their storage plan, which covers Google Drive, Gmail and original quality photos and videos stored in Google Photos. The app will also allow users to contact Google’s team of experts with just one tap. “If you need help with Google products and services, our team is here for you,” the listing states.
The app will also gives access to member benefits like Google Play credit and special hotel pricing. It can also be used to share your plan with up to 5 family members, which gives everyone more storage plus access to extra benefits. The listing also reveals that Google One will be available on a limited basis. “If you have a paid Drive storage plan, you’ll be automatically upgraded to Google One over the coming months,” the listing confirms.
Downloading the app right now does not offer any changes and it will give access to full suite of services when Google makes the official switch. The package name of the app is “com.google.android.apps.subscriptions.red.” The name resonates with the “Red” branding Google used for the premium tier of its YouTube video streaming service.
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Google recently rebranded its music and video offerings to launch a new service called YouTube Music and YouTube Premium. YouTube Music will eventually replace Google Play Music for music streaming while YouTube Premium will replace YouTube Red for ad-free and on-demand video streaming. Google is streamlining its services and merging services that do the same thing under different names.