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Use Android Pay to withdraw cash from select Bank of America ATMs
Alongside the announcement of Android Pay finally launching in the UK, Google took the opportunity at its Google I/O developer conference to announce some new features for Android Pay for the US, most notably the ability to now use your Android device to withdraw cash from Bank of America ATMs.
Available at select ATMs in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley area, Cardless ATM will allow you to simply tap your Android phone at the ATM and utilise your Bank of America debit card stored within Android Pay to withdraw funds. Google had been testing this functionality with Bank of America on various Boston, Charlotte, New York, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley ATMs since earlier this year. The initial rollout will see around 2,400 ATMs enabled for Cardless ATM, with the bank targeting an increase to 5,000 ATMs by the year end.
To withdraw funds at a supported Bank of America ATM, simply select your debit card in Android Pay, hold the phone against the sensor, and enter your PIN. Simple.
Opening up Android Pay to withdraw cash is just the beginning of a whole host of improvements Google announced at I/O that will see the technology used in more apps and websites as the new APIs roll out and developers begin to take advantage of it.
Personally, I love the fact I no longer have to carry about my bulky wallet filled with receipts, store cards, bank cards, and credit cards that 99% of the time I don’t need. Being able to just grab your phone and have all your cards stored within Android Pay is fantastic, and now that support for the contactless payment method is becoming more widespread, it’s only a matter of time before the adoption of Android Pay accelerates.
Do you use Android Pay as your primary method of paying for goods day-to-day or do you still prefer to carry a wallet? Maybe both? Drop us a comment below.