Not many people may have heard of this, but there are some problems in India related to Google Play and the Reserve Bank of India. As the country’s central bank and financial regulator, it has a voice in all things banking and people’s finances. Last month, it announced new rules on recurring transactions. This change now brings more changes for all Google Play users in India. Google said the changes are only temporary.
As a result of the new RBI regulations, Google Play has suspended free trials. This means that there will be additional protection for the benefit of users and financial institutions. The goal of the usual is to offer “An additional layer of authentication for recurring transactions through credit cards, debit cards, UPI and other prepaid payment instruments (PPI)” What described.
This change will also have an impact on new auto-renew subscription registrations. Google is pausing them until everything is more secure. According to Google, the registrations will be suspended. “Until ecosystem challenges are addressed”. Introductory pricing and free trials are also discontinued.
Google Play has made changes to how auto-renew subscriptions are handled. This means that you can no longer sign up for automatic subscription renewal or sign up for a free trial.
As explained, subscriptions will still be available, but only once as a single access pass. This means that the charge will only be for one period. The one-month access will end and the user will need to register once more. This seems like a hassle, but it is definitely safer.
The changes will begin this May for those of India. Other markets will not be affected, so current auto-renew subscriptions will continue.