Google Photos tests Premium Print Series, a monthly subscription service that prints your best photos
Google is allegedly working on a new “Premium Print Series” subscription that will send users prints uploaded to its Photos service every month. The search giant previously tested a similar subscription service in Google Photos that was available for $7.99 per month. That service was quietly shuttered at the end of June following the end of the trial program, according to AndroidPolice.
Discovered by Jane Manchun Wong, the new Premium Print Series will provide users with more customization options than the service that was tested earlier this year. For example, you can choose matte or glossy print options, and you can choose border or no border. There’s also an option for including photo information on the back of each photo.
Google Photos is working on “Premium Print Series”,
a subscription service for shipping prints of your photos that Google suggested for you monthly for $6.99/month… nice!
the finish and border are adjustable. you can also skip a month of prints if you’d like
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) October 7, 2020
Once you choose the options you want, Google Photos will send you ten premium 4×6 prints each month. The ten photos will be chosen by the algorithms in Google Photos, but you can also review and edit what’s selected. You can have as much control as you want, or you can allow Google Photos to do its thing and simply wait for the prints to arrive in the mail.
And if you don’t feel like getting a stack of photos one month — perhaps you didn’t take many noteworthy photos — you can easily pause your subscription. The best part is the service will be just $6.99 per month, which is fairly affordable for what you get. Plus, it’s convenient, making it so you don’t have to go to a physical store to print out photos. That’s worth mentioning in the age of social distancing.
Google Photos currently offers photo books and canvas prints, which are great options but require a lot of legwork from users. The service’s Premium Print Series would make for a nice addition, because you largely “set it and forget it.” For busy families who take a lot of photos but have no time to print them out, the new service coming to Google Photos could be a hit, especially with the holidays coming up. As with any app teardown, though, there’s no guarantee this service will actually launch, but there’s no specific reason for us to doubt it will.