Google has just announced that starting today, you’ll be able to access Android Pay, the company’s recently launched mobile payment platform, from within other applications. Over the next few months, you’ll be able to see more and more of your favorite applications adding Android Pay support to make checkout out from your mobile device much quicker. All you’ll need to do is find the Android Pay button in your app, confirm your information, and you’re all done – the payment will go through instantly. And just like when you use it in stores, Android Pay won’t share your card details with merchants.
The list of included applications are a tad scarce at the moment, but there are a few big names included on the list. So far, Lyft, JackThreads, OpenTable, ParkMe, DoorDash, HotelTonight and a few others have added Android Pay support to their mobile apps. If you’re interested to see how this works, check out the screenshot attached below of Android Pay being used in HotelTonight’s app.
For a limited time, you’ll also be able to save some money by using Android Pay in select apps. Notable deals include taking $20 off on OpenTable dining, $10 off your Lyft ride and a few others. You can visit this Google Play link to view all the offers.
If you’re a developer and would like to add Android Pay to your app, visit the Android Pay API developer site for more info.
Google has also announced that it will be expanding Android Pay to more regions very soon, starting with Australia in the first half of 2016. Google says it’s working with many of Australia’s financial institutions such as ANZ, Westpac and more to make this happen.