Finally, PayPal can now be used to pay for Google Play purchases. However, it can be used to buy applications and games, not devices and accessories. It has been PayPal’s aims to emerge as the main payment method. With Google’s announcement that it is now accepted, more people will be able to shop.
This news is a bit surprising since Google has its own payment method called Google Wallet. The latter directly competes with PayPal but the search giant’s move is expected to bring more users.
Initially, the PayPal method on Google Play is available in 12 countries including the U.S, Germany, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, France, Belgium, and Finland. Other countries will soon follow but we don’t have no idea about Google’s timeline for the expansion.
Google Play Product Manager Ibrahim Elbouchikhi wrote in a blog post, “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.”
The integration of PayPal for payments on Google Play can be good for the market success of the Google. Millions of PayPal users can now use their account to make secure purchases on the Google platform without necessarily having to use a card credit. The use of PayPal instead of a credit card, would also push more users to make more purchases on Google Play thus increasing the revenue of the Mountain View Company.
Along with the PayPal support announcement, Google also discussed about the expansion of the payments support through phone credit and gift cards to other countries.
Source: Android Developers Blog