Google Play gets Paypal support in 12 countries, expanded carrier billing and developers sales as well

by: Andrew GrushMay 15, 2014

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If you’re a regular Paypal user you are probably used to finding support for it at just about every place you turn, including popular sites like NewEgg and even retailers like Dollar General. Unfortunately, one very important source that is lacking in PayPal integration is Google Play. Thankfully, Google is finally doing something to change this.

Taking to their developer’s blog, Google has revealed it is bringing PayPal support to Google Play in 12 countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, the US, and the UK. These regions will find PayPal as an option within Google Wallet, and all they’ll need to do is enter their login credentials to utilize it.


In addition to Paypal support in twelve countries, Google is also rolling out carrier billing support to seven more countries such as Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan — bringing the total number of countries that support carrier billing to 24.

That’s not all Google is doing to expand the reach of Google Play purchases, while making them as accessible to folks as possible. Google also is rolling out Play gift card support to Japan, Germany and 11 other countries and is even adding Google Play premium app support to 13 new countries with Indonesia,Malaysia and Turkey among the list.

Google doesn’t specify exactly when these changes will take affect, though we imagine the changes will pretty much start rolling out immediately.

For more details on the announcement, be sure to visit Google’s developer blog.

  • Pitahson

    Awesome! Great To have Paypal On Board!

  • MasterMuffin

    Why can’t they tell what the countries are that are getting the gift cards? I don’t have a card that I could add and I’d like to buy apps with my own money

    • Andrew Grush

      Hey MasterMuffin, we’re going to reach out to Google and see if we can get a list for ya’, buddy. :)

      • MasterMuffin


  • mark

    Its Live now for Verizon. Just got XCOM

  • Great!

  • Markuzy

    Paypal for Google Play?
    The S5 fingerprint sensor may be getting more use I hope.

  • A Human

    Google wallet on eBay next?

  • [A]dri[A]n

    Awesome news! I absolutely LOVE PayPal :)

  • Jordana Lewis

    They say Taiwan is included in their carrier payment method now, but I don’t see it on their expanded list :(. I’d like to get in on that.

  • Vishal Khedkar

    What is Google Play premium app support? Ability to buy paid apps?

  • Sharath

    I don’t know when can i buy an app from Google Play in India.
    In India there are lots of restrictions for Paypal. Also most of the Debit Cards doesn’t work with Google Play. Only few people have credit cards. Even carrier billing is waste,because most of the people is having Prepaid connection.
    The only thing left is Internet banking which most people have and use for online shopping.