Apple One vs. Google One: How are They Different? [2024]

Written By Rawnak Islam Rumi

Google and Apple going head-to-head for tech market dominance is nothing new. Each company has its own version of various services such as cloud, entertainment, workspace, etc.

As a result, it’s no surprise some might think that Google One is Google’s response to Apple’s Apple One subscription service. I have seen many users asking whether they should choose Google One over Apple One or vice

So instead of small talk, let’s look at the broader aspects & comparisons between Google One & Apple One.

What is Google One?

Google One is a subscription plan for Google’s cloud storage service launched in 2018. This service plan provides users with more storage across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. Not only that, it also offers a few additional benefits and perks based on the subscription tier.

Speaking of subscription tiers, Google One has three types of subscription plans—Basic, Standard, and Premium. Each subscription plan comes with a different price, amount of storage, & perks, along with two different payment methods—monthly or yearly.

Let’s take a look at the Google One plan and pricing:

Price$1.99/month or $19.99/year$2.99/month or
$9.99/month or
Perks● Access to Google experts.
● Share with 5 other family group members.
● More editing options in Google Photos.
● VPN for multiple devices.
● Monitor dark web.
● Access to Google experts.
● Share with 5 other family group members.
● More editing options in Google Photos.
● VPN for multiple devices.
● Monitor dark web.
● Access to Google experts.
● Share with 5 other family group members.
● More editing options in Google Photos.
● VPN for multiple devices.
● Monitor dark web.
● Google Workspace Premium access.

There are some additional subscription plans which are only available in certain regions. These extra subscription tiers offer anywhere from 5TB to 30TB of storage and the same perks as the original plans.

What is Apple One?

Released in 2020, Apple One is a subscription plan that bundles disparate premium services provided by Apple, such as Apple TV+, Music, Arcade, iCloud, etc.

Instead of subscribing to each & every premium plan, Apple One combines all those paid services in one single subscription plan.

Similar to Google One, Apple One also has three tiers; Individual, Family, and Premier. All three subscription plans provide access to iCloud, Arcade, Music & TV+. Let’s see how much each tier costs & what perks they provide:

Perks●     50GB iCloud storage
●     TV+
●     Music
●     Arcade
●     200GB iCloud storage
●     TV+
●     Music
●     Arcade
●     Share with 5 others
●     2TB iCloud storage
●     TV+
●     Music
●     Arcade
●     Fitness+
●     News+
●     Share with 5 others

You can also have a 30-day trial period on any of the subscription tiers. Once subscribed, you can enjoy your Apple One subscription perks based on platforms, such as on the web(Music, TV+), Apple Watch(Apple Fitness+), smart TVs(TV+, Music), or Android devices(Apple Music).

What’s the Difference Between Apple One vs. Google One?

To be honest, Apple One and Google One aren’t exactly comparable from a technical standpoint. Google One is a storage-based subscription service, while Apple One is a bundle of many subscription services, including storage.

One only expands the shared storage amount, while the other provides around six different services in a single payment plan. Let’s take a look at the comparison table for a better understanding:

AttributesApple OneGoogle One
PriceStarts at $16.95/monthStarts at $1.99/month
TiersIndividual, Family, PremierBasic, Standard, Premium
Cloud storageYes, via iCloudYes, via Google Drive
Unlimited MusicYes, via Apple MusicNo
Movies & TV SeriesYes, via Apple TV+No
GamesYes, via Apple ArcadeNo
NewsYes, via Apple News+No
FitnessYes, via Apple Fitness+No
Family ShareOnly for Family and Premier planYes
Hardware limitedYesNo

As you can see, comparing Apple One with Google One is like comparing apples to oranges. Google One is solely a storage-based subscription plan, and Apple One is primarily a service-based subscription plan.

So, in the end, whether you should choose Google One or Apple One depends on what services you actually use. If you just want extended cloud storage, then opt for the Google One subscription, which is much cheaper than Apple One.


Is there a Google equivalent to Apple One?

No. Currently, there’s no Google equivalent to Apple One. But Google does have an equivalent to Apple’s cloud storage service. It’s called Google One.

Is it better to use Google Drive or iCloud?

Both Google Drive and iCloud have their pros and cons. In case you’re concerned about security and want the best customer service, iCloud is a good option for you. But if you want more storage for a cheaper price tag along with some business-oriented features, then Google One is your best bet.

Does Apple One work on Android?

Yes. Apple One subscription service works on Android devices, but only for Apple Music.

Wrapping Up

No matter what device you’re using, choose the right subscription service that is best suited to your needs & budget. Don’t just look at the subscription name and brand, look at how much features & value those services are offering.

Anyway, that’s all for today. Hopefully, this write-up has provided all the necessary information you were looking for. If you have any further questions about Google One or Apple One, feel free to let us know in the comments below.

Have a good one!

About The Author
Rawnak is a tech enthusiast and a hardcore FPS gamer. He graduated in Electronics & Communication Engineering and is now focused on writing comprehensive tech content. He might be a PC gamer, but his heart belongs to PlayStation since 2010.

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