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Google Play gift card redemption page live in UK, cards still unavailable

So far Google Play gift cards have been limited to customers in the U.S., however we're starting to see the first indications that that may be about to change. This morning the Google Play gift card redemption page is live on the British Google Wallet site for those with UK accounts.

The page isn't of any use without a gift card or code to use with it, and we've tried crediting a UK account with a US code -- that doesn't work either. Nevertheless, the fact that the page is live suggests that Google might be preparing to sell gift cards outside the U.S. in time for the holidays.

Google has wasted no time in rolling out Google Play goodies internationally in the wake of the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 launch. Last month Google Play Music became available in select European countries, and last night Google Play Magazines launched in the UK.

If you're based in the UK, you can stare longingly at the code redemption form at the source link below.

Source: Google Wallet; Thanks for the tip, +Lee Jarratt

Alex Dobie
Executive Editor

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

  • This could be the solution to the bank charge issues I'm having. Instead of paying £1.25 in bank charges for every app I buy i could just buy myself a gift card. 1 transaction = 1 transaction fee.
  • The new Google play update (3.10.10) has a redeem function also! Thought I would chuck that in the mix also!!
  • Cool Google really ramping things up recently, everyday seems to be bringing new goodies (Whispering a subliminal message to Google, TV Shows! TV Shows! TV Shows!) Hopefully, soon, we will have TV Shows available too.