It may be similar to Google Wallets but that hasn’t stopped the Mountain View company as recognizing its importance as a payments provider. Today finally the Google Play Store PayPal support has been rolled out. Android users around the world can now pay for content purchase through the store using their PayPal accounts.
There are already a variety of ways through which users can pay for their purchases. Google Play Store supports carrier billing in certain markets, lets users redeem gift cards, or simply use a credit or debit card to pay for their TV shows, movies, music, apps or books. PayPal will certainly be a welcome addition.
Google Play Store PayPal store isn’t just limited to the store front. Android users will also be able to pay for in-app purchases through PayPal. Initially this option is going to be rolled out in 12 countries, including U.S., Canada and Germany. To link PayPal with their Google Wallet all users have to do is add their credentials when they purchase something from the store.
Google is also expanding the presence of its carrier billing service. Carriers in seven more countries now support this payment method, the total number of countries that support it is now up to 24. Gift cards have been expanded to a total of 13 countries which include Germany and Japan.