Google Play Instant lets you test drive games without downloading

Google Play Instant

In a recent blog post, Google has announced the availability of a cool new feature within the Google Play app: Instant Games.Instant Screen
Google Play Instant is a small but growing set of games available to play a working trial, without downloading. This new feature allows players to jump right to a playable version of the game in question. When the playable version is complete, the player has the option to install right then, or simply go back to the Games app to continue browsing.

Why is This Important?

It’s important to note here we’re talking about the Play Games app, not the Play Store app. But this feature can sure remove some annoying steps when it comes to trying out new games. Namely:

  1. Finding a possible game.
  2. Downloading.
  3. Any setup steps necessary within.
  4. If you don’t like, delete from your device. Only to go back into Games for other options.

    Instant notification

With Instant Games you can instead to choose to click a “Play” button with a small lightning bolt adjacent to it. This lightning bolt is the icon that shows you’re playing an Instant version of the title (this lightning bolt can be seen in your notifications shade while in this mode, as well).

 

The one main downside to this feature is the game list currently available; Clash Royale is the current (and obvious) headliner amongst the handful of titles available.
But Instant Games does a great job of lowering the ‘try-it-out’ barrier for casual gamers; it’s likely this new feature is likely to be adopted by a lot more titles in the near future.

Next time you’re in Play Games, click over to the Arcade section and give a few Instant Games a try!