By Stephen Schenck | November 6, 2013 2:57 PM
Looking to flesh-out your app collection a little with some new software titles? Curious to check out that new TV show but finding yourself a little low on funds? Android users interested in picking up some new content from the Play Store are getting a little help from Google today, as the company launches a new app capable of scoring you some free Play Store credit.
It’s called Google Opinion Rewards, and it hooks you up with companies running surveys, offering you the opportunity to receive Play Store credit for your participation.
After getting set up with the app, it will display a notification the next time a survey is available – Google says that users participating in the program should expect to see about one new survey arrive each week. Answer its questions before the time limit expires, and you’re on your way to getting your free credit.
If you’re game, there are additional surveys to complete that don’t reward you with Play Store bucks, but there’s no obligation to tackle those if you’re not interested. And sorry, international Android fans (you guys can NOT catch a break), but Google Opinion Rewards is US-only, for now at least.
While this app is seemingly unrelated, the idea of earning Play Store credit reminds us of last month’s rumors about a Google system that would compensate users for gathering app usage data. If that ever takes off, expect it to work similarly to this.