Android Pay launched a little over a year ago and is currently available in only a handful of countries including the US, Australia, Hong Kong, and the UK. As mobile payment services get more and more in demand, Google is trying to expand Android Pay to other countries as well, especially ones located on the old continent (Europe).
Today, Google has announced that its Android Pay service is now also available in Poland. It currently supports three banks — Alior Bank, Bank Zachodni WBK and T-Mobile Banking Services — and can be used in any store that has an NFC payment terminal. There should be around 400,000 of them across the country.
To use Android Pay, you need three things. You have to own an NFC-enabled device running Android 4.4 KitKat or above, download the official Android Pay app from the Google Play store (link below) and, of course, have a credit/debit card from one of the above-mentioned banks.
In case you don’t know how to use Android Pay, let me walk you through it as the process is quite simple. All you have to do is wake up your device, place it near an NFC payment terminal, and wait for the payment to be made. That’s all there is to it.
Android Pay is available to Polish users as we speak. The service will support more banks in the future, with mBank being first on the list. We can also expect that Google will expand Android Pay to other European markets soon, although no specific dates have been mentioned.
So, if you live in Poland and are interested in trying out Android Pay, download the official app from the Google Play store by clicking the link below. And as always, feel free to share your first impressions with us in the comment section.