Samsung’s mobile payments service was launched nearly two years ago. The service initially supported a handful of credit and debit cards. Samsung has gradually expanded support for more banks and financial institutions. Today, it has announced that yet another payment method can be added to Samsung Pay, but it’s not a credit or debit card. It’s PayPal.
Yes, PayPal support is finally live for Samsung Pay. This will enable Samsung Pay users to pay with PayPal anywhere that they can use Samsung Pay.
Setting it up is easy as well. Users just have to link their PayPal account with Samsung Pay on their device and they can then easily pay using the service anywhere Samsung Pay is supported.
There’s a fundamental difference between this integration and the act of getting a PayPal debit card and configuring it with Samsung Pay.
This integration enables users to make payments from their PayPal wallet via Samsung Pay. Since Samsung’s mobile payments service has MST and NFC support, it can work with almost all card terminals in supported markets. It can also be used for online payments.
Speaking of supported markets, PayPal support is live starting today for Samsung Pay users in the United States. Samsung says that it will roll out support for Samsung Pay users in other markets in the coming weeks.