Whooooa, nelly. This nugget of news should please some of you who aren’t down with credit cards or carrier billing. PayPal support has finally come to Google Play, giving you an easy and secure buffer for paying for apps, games, books, movies, music and more. Note that this doesn’t include devices or accessories sold on Google Play.
Simply select the PayPal option when checking out, sign in with your credentials, and voila. The integration is quite seamless, and you shouldn’t have any problems getting going with it if that’s the route you want to take. PayPal support is limited to just 13 countries at the time. Here’s the list in case you’re curious:
- United States
- United Kingdom
It’s a rather short list, though we have no doubt Google will look to be adding more in a reasonable amount of time. In related news, Google also added support for carrier billing for seven more countries, and thirteen new countries have been added to the list of places developers can sell apps for some coin. You can find the full breakdown of payment options by country right here. Now hook that PayPal up to your Google Play account and start buying some apps!
About damn time, ain’t it…
I have been waiting for this since 10/22/2008! It’s about time
Took them long enough…
Be warned. You’d have to be a braindead developer to accept Paypal for anything. Just Google to see how developer unfriendly Paypal is. They even froze MineCraft developer’s account with $750k+ in it. You can also Google about Something Awful and even THE RED CROSS hurricane katrina fund’s run-in with predatory Paypal. Most recent was their freeze of MailPile’s funds. You’d have to be a complete fool to accept Paypal for anything other than eBay.