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PayPal Finally Becomes a Payment Option in Google Play

I know this might be tough to believe, but yes, PayPal support has finally been added to your Google Play purchase payment options. Starting today, with rollout happening over the next few, PayPal will show up as an option to purchase goods when shopping on your Android device.

In order to add PayPal as your payment option, you will need to touch the drop down arrow from the purchase pop-up of an item, then click “Add PayPal.” Once you tap that, you will be asked for login credentials.

Initially, 12 countries will see support, including the Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United States, and the United Kingdom.

According to Google Support, PayPal can’t be used to purchase devices or accessories.


On a related note, Google also announced today that they have added carrier billing and Google Play gift cards to more countries. Carrier billing is now supported in 24 countries, thanks to seven new additions. Google Play gift cards are now available in 13 countries.

Via:  Android Developers | Google Support
  • Drew Chapman

    Working at PayPal it was so hard to keep that a secret. It excites me!


    Does this mean you can pay using the S5’s fingerprint scanner?

  • Disqus_n00b

    PayPal’s fees and float times are ridiculous

  • I purchase all my apps thru my AT&T account for some reason, I never pay right out.

  • elemeno

    What about bitcoin?

  • Josh Smith

    I really hope this means that we’ll see Wallet as a payment option in other online stores/sites. Pay with Wallet on eBay would be awesome. Competition benefits the consumer!

  • Nate Willis

    wish it could be used to purchase devices or accessories that way you could use bill me later..

  • JSo

    Well seeing as my Google wallet and Paypal accounts are connected to the same money source, this doesn’t really affect me. But cool of them to add it anyway.

  • Mr Glass

    Without being able to buy Hardware or Accessories – this is just meh… I want to sell my shiz on Ebay and buy new Hardware with my Paypal balance…

  • Jared Denman

    No thanks. I despise PayPal/eBay

  • Abgar Musayelyan

    i hope this means we can use google wallet to pay on ebay.

    • Mike Cary

      I might actually use ebay if that’s the case…

  • Tony G.

    sweet. another option to upgrade my clash of clans

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Yo! Nice!! Now it’ll be super easy when I sell phones to buy new Nexus devices :p

    Edit: Nevermind. WTF?

  • LaFave07

    Screw PayPal. And eBay for that matter.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Why Pal have you all hot and bothered bro?

      • LaFave07

        Their ridiculous fees.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          I mean fees are pretty high though similar all around if you’re a seller. Though just paying for things it doesn’t really matter.

          • LaFave07

            I was hoping Google Wallet was going to give them some competition.

        • Mele Kalikimaka

          How dare they charge money for providing a service!

        • sdcoiner76

          Their fees are no more ridiculous than many other financial company. Banks can charge more than this to small businesses for credit card processing.

          • nkd

            I agree. Its 3%, so if you sell something for 100 you pay 3 dollars which I think is more than fair. Now ebay fees can get pretty ridiculous, I believe they charge way too much for transactions. 10% is just too much.

    • Disqus_n00b

      eBay owns PayPal, but if you sell they both take fees from you. Double dipping imo

  • Daniel Traynor

    Weeks missing from ‘over the next few,’ and U missing from United Kingdom.

  • redupp44

    You made a typo.
    You put ‘nited Kingdom’

  • TSK

    Holy cow!