Android and PayPal bump uglies as Google adds new payment option

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Google has added the option for Android device owners to pay for Google Play content using their PayPal accounts.

In a post on the Android Developers’ blog, Google announced that users in 12 countries will now see PayPal as an option when purchasing apps, books, movies, games, music and more from the Play Store.

Those countries are the United Kingdom, the United States, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands and Spain.

The purchases must be for digital content and cannot be used for physical goods when spending via Google Wallet.


“Our goal is to provide users with a frictionless payment experience, and this new integration is another example of how we work with partners from across the payments industry to deliver this to the user,” Google wrote.

The somewhat surprising move comes long after Apple enabled users to link their iTunes accounts to PayPal.

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