Google to Take PayPal Payments at Google Play

Google has announced it will start taking PayPal at its Google Play store. The store sells Android apps and games as well as music, movies and other digital content. Google says sales of apps and games at the store are up over 300% this year.
Starting today, we're making it possible for people to choose PayPal for their Google Play purchases in 12 countries, including the U.S., Germany, and Canada. When you make a purchase on Google Play in these countries, you'll find PayPal as an option in your Google Wallet; just enter your PayPal account login and you'll easily be able to make purchases. Our goal is to provide users with a frictionless payment experience, and this new integration is another example of how we work with partners from across the payments industry to deliver this to the user.
Google's decision to accept PayPal is somewhat of a surprise because PayPal is a direct competitor of Google Wallet. Google says some customers like to use carrier billing on Google Play. This feature lets people charge purchases directly to their phone bill.

Posted on May 17, 2014

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