In addition to paying for Google Play purchases with a regular ol’ credit or debit card, Android users on the four major U.S. carriers have long had the option of charging their purchases to their monthly phone bill. Now there’s some good news for those of you that don’t care for any of those payment methods, as Google has added yet another way to pay for apps and other content.
Google announced today that the Play Store now accepts PayPal as a payment method in 12 countries, including the U.S. and U.K. The full list of countries in which PayPal can now be used is as follows:
Meanwhile, Google today launched support for carrier billing in 7 more countries, including Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan. The number of countries with support for carrier billing is now up to 24.
Google Play gift cards are also expanding today, arriving in countries like Japan and Germany and bringing the total number of supported countries up to 13.
Finally, Google says that it has enabled Play Store sales for developers in 13 new countries. Some of those countries include Indonesiia, Malaysia and Turkey. Now developers in 45 countries are able to sell their wares on Google Play.
There are all kinds of different forms of payment out there, and different folks prefer different payment methods. That’s why it’s great to see Google continue to add new ways to pay for content as well as expand existing methods to new countries around the globe. Consumers benefit by having more options when it comes to buying goods and both Google and developers benefit because the launch of these new forms of payment means that more consumers are able to purchase apps and content.
What’s your preferred method of paying for apps and other content?