Samsung Pay

A mere 10 days after it announced support for the system, Verizon is rolling out updates to its latest Samsung devices that enable Samsung Pay. The update has just arrived on our own Galaxy S6, and if you have a GS6 edge, GS6 edge+ or Note 5 you should be seeing the same in short order via a standard system update.

According to the update notes, after the update is complete you'll be able to download and install the Samsung Pay app once it is available in Google Play — though we don't know when that will be. Phones on other carriers have simply had the app installed via the system update.

Of course having your carrier on board is a big step, but once you have it installed you'll still need a supported card from a supported bank in order to be fully working. At this time just five banking institutions are on board — American Express, Bank of America, Citi Bank, U.S. Bank and Synchrony Financial.

Bank support should be expanding over time, so you'll just have to be patient if your bank isn't supported just yet. But if you meet all of the requirements, you're now good to go with Samsung Pay!

Update: In addition to Samsung Pay, the update notes also reference "Security patches," which appear to be fixes for the latest Stagefright vulnerabilities.

More: What's the difference between Samsung Pay and Android Pay?

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