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Google helps you spend more money on Google Play content

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:48PM EST
Google Play Store PayPal Support

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Google on Thursday revealed it’s ready to support even more payment methods for Google Play purchases, thus encouraging buyers to spend money on apps, movies, TV shows and music. The company announced additional payment options for its online store, including PayPal support, which will let people in 12 countries pay for apps and other digital content.

“Sales of apps and games on Google Play are up by more than 300 percent over the past year,” Google noted. “And today, two-thirds of Google Play purchases happen outside of the United States, with international sales continuing to climb. We’re hoping to fuel this momentum by making Google Play payments easier and more convenient for people around the world.”

PayPal will be available to Android users in 12 countries including Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, U.S., and U.K.

On top of Google Wallet and PayPal, Google will also support carrier billing and Google Play gift cards in more countries. Carrier billing, which is now available in seven more countries for a total of 24 markets or “almost half of all Google Play users,” lets users charge app purchases directly to their phone bills.

Google Play gift cards are now available in 13 countries, including Japan and Germany.

The company has also announced that developers in 13 new countries can now sell apps on Google Play, which means that the company now supports local developers in 45 countries. Finally, buyer currency support has increased to 28 new countries, which means app developers can now better set up app prices in 60 markets.

The following image animation shows the various Google Play store payment options for various users.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.


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