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Android Pay heading to Asia, hitting Singapore today
Android Pay is coming to Asia, starting with Singapore as of today. So if you live in Singapore, all you need to do is download the Android Pay app from Google Play, add a supported credit or debit card and start tapping at participating retailers. You’ll simply need an NFC-equipped smartphone with Android 4.4 KitKat or newer.
Right now, Android Pay in Singapore works with MasterCard and Visa cards from BS, OCBC Bank, POSB, Standard Chartered Bank, and UOB and you can add multiple cards. There are already thousands of participating stores islandwide too, including 7-11, BreadTalk, Cold Storage, McDonald’s, NTUC FairPrice, StarHub, Toast Box, Uniqlo, and Watsons. You can check the full list of stores here.
Android Pay isn't just about retailers and bricks and mortar stores.
But Android Pay isn’t just about retailers and bricks and mortar stores. You can also use Android Pay to store your loyalty cards, gift cards and other special offers. Plus you can earn rewards points with loyalty programs including NTUC Link’s Plus! Rewards program and Capitastar from CapitaLand. Android Pay will also be integrated into airline apps, Uber, Deliveroo and more later in the year.
Do you plan on using Android Pay? Is it in your country yet?