It looks like Google has finally decided to offer free app of the week on its Play Store. The feature is similar to Amazon’s free app of the day, as well as App Store’s free app of the week whereby you can download a paid app for free within a certain period of time.
The new free app of the week is hidden in Google Play Store’s new “Family” category of apps. When you load the Play Store, you will see a banner advertising “New Family Fun” at the bottom of the screen. Click on that and you will be redirected to the Family section, whereby there is another banner saying “Free App of the Week by PBS Kids”.
Strangely though, tapping on the app doesn’t give you any information about the app. Instead, Google will redirect you to the download page, showing that the regular price is $2.99 and is now free for download. You can visit the app’s page, but don’t try to download it there because Google will charge you the full price.
Sadly, it appears that the free app of the week banner is not available on my Google account. If you don’t see it either but wish to download the app, you can access it via a direct link. Let’s hope Google keeps this up and starts offering free apps every week. Sure, there’s Amazon Appstore that sometimes offers hundreds of dollars of paid apps for free, but not everyone is comfortable with installing apps from other sources.
(Source: Android Police)