Today, LG announced that its contactless payment app LG Pay is available in the United States for the first time. As with the similar apps Google Pay and Samsung Pay, LG’s version allows you to use your smartphone as a payment method at many different credit card terminals around the country.
Despite Google Pay being the most popular tap-to-pay app available right now on Android, LG’s competitor app does offer a few perks that Google Pay lacks. For example, LG Pay supports wireless magnetic communications (WMC) which allows it to work even if there’s no NFC chip support on a credit card terminal (Samsung Pay does offer this feature, though).
LG Pay also integrates with a gift card company called Swych, which allows you to buy, gift, swap, re-gift, and even upload gift cards from over 600 brands.
However, LG currently only has support from a handful of financial institutions at the moment, which might not work for you.
If you own the LG G8, hit the button below to give the new app a try.