You Can No Longer Buy Devices on Google Play, Also Can’t Use Google Play Credit on the Google Store

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With the arrival of the new Google Store, you may be wondering what will happen to all of the devices that were listed on Google Play. The short answer – they are gone. If you click on the “Devices” link on Google Play, you will now be re-directed to the new Google Store. Even if you have direct listing links to devices that were previously on Google Play, you will be re-directed to their individual listings on the Google Store.

The end of buying devices on Google Play has come. You also can’t use Google Play credit in the new Google Store (which makes sense since you can’t use Play credit for devices).

If that news only prompted more questions, maybe we have the answers already, thanks to a FAQ provided by Google. 

Can I use my Play account to buy things on the Google Store?

If you’ve bought something on Play before, you should already have a Google Wallet account. You can use any payment method you have stored in Wallet to buy something on the Google Store.

Can I use the Google Store to see my open orders and past device & accessory orders on Google Play?

If you have an open order or bought a device or accessory on Google Play in the past, you’ll be able to see your orders and order history on the Google Store.

How can I contact someone about something I bought on Google Play?

If you have questions about a device or accessory you bought on Google Play, including open orders, you can still contact us through the Google Store.

Can I use a Google Play credit and gift cards in the Google Store?

Unfortunately you can’t use Google Play credit and gift cards in the Google Store.

How do I pay for items on the Google Store?

After you sign up for a Google Wallet account, you can pay using a debit or credit card.

The rest of the FAQ can be found here.

Edit:  Clarified on the Google Play credit line.



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