Google Play Store with PayPal

Google is adding PayPal as a payment option for Play Store purchases starting today! Just tap through on a purchase and pick your new payment option. The roll-out is just starting today though, so it might take awhile to to live in your area. These are available in 12 countries, including U.S., Germany, and Canada. In addition, carrier billing and Play Store gift cards are getting expanded international support, so they're now available in 24 and 13 countries respectively. Speaking of currency and going international, developers can now sell in 13 new countries and added 28 new currencies.

Getting PayPal as a Play Store payment option is a big deal and a long time coming. Between this, carrier billing, and Google Wallet, there's just about every method of paying for apps you could possibly want. Increased international support is great too, of course.

Source: Android Developers Blog

 

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Google Play Store now accepting PayPal

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I thing he's saying he wants Samsung to finally make phones without hardware buttons. Getting rid of them gives more space for screen real estate while keeping the phone the same size.

Bingo! Yep, I was just proving a point. No software can get rid of those hideous and unnecessary physical buttons.

I prefer hadware then soft ones.
Always accessible even in full screen apps and doesn't take useful screen space.

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I think i have seen something like that in gravitybox on android, give it a try. i can't remember what it was called like but i think i have something what you are looking for.

You don't even need a custom rom, if you have root you can install an app like softkey enabler. I was just pointing it out.

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So everyone who was complaining about comiXology dropping Google wallet can stop now right?

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My main complaint with comiXology dropping Google Wallet support was the fact that I can no long use my gift cards for Google Play to purchase comics. Google adding PayPal as a payment option does nothing for me.

But what does this actually mean? Paypal is everywhere, how does it help having it in Google wallet? Serious question.

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You can now buy apps without a credit card; that opens up the Play Store to a large new group of customers in Europe

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Did they stop the Free Song of the Day thing? I haven't seen any on the Music home page for about a week now.

I was wondering what I was going to do with my left over PayPal balance...

To the Play Store!

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In the UK you can't use Amex as a direct payment method with the Play Store.
If PayPal is coming to Play in the UK, this means I can now use Amex - ace!

Meh?
Get a PayPal debit card and use your PayPal balance.
Allow it to pull from a credit or debit card and you can use PayPal to buy hardware from Google.
I've had a PayPal debit card link to my Google account for a while. No money in PayPal means no purchases since I don't connect it to a credit card.

So this is a story, why?

Awesome, one less place to share my credit/debit card info. Or I can just buy a gift card when needed and not have more risk of someone buying with my money.

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Interesting that eBay doesn't allow Google Wallet for payments (just PayPal and a few other things most people don't even know exist), but that Google will now allow PayPal (eBay) on their Play Store.

nice. haven't used my PayPal in years.. been using Google play cards.

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Sideloaded the new Play Store and the Paypal option is not there on my Verizon Note 3. SO I loaded it on my Wi-FI Note 10.1 and set up Paypal option. Now I have the Paypal method available that I set up on my tablet but not Paypal option at the very bottom.