Google has announced that it’s merging all of its different payment services, including Android Pay and Google Wallet into one roof, unified service. Simply called Google Pay.
It seems like Google keen to apparently make the world of payments on Android a little less confusing. As Google has now introduced a more simplified offering, perhaps unsurprisingly, to be called Google Pay – a unified service for all.
For those unfamiliar, Google has had something of a rocky journey with digital payments. Originally, Google Wallet was the app of choice for NFC payments at stores. While Android Pay, which is available on all non-rooted devices, start shopping in stores. Just by adding your credit card, debit, loyalty, and gift cards to Android Pay, you can use it at millions of stores around the globe, wherever contactless payments are accepted.
Right off the bat, the benefits of the newly announced Google Pay is to make a lot of sense. With the new system in effect, payment information that is saved under a specific account will automatically be available everywhere that a Google product is in use. In Chrome for web purchases, on YouTube for renewing your subscriptions, in apps on Android for in-app purchases, and at retail outlets with NFC payments.
Using Google Pay, instead of Android Pay and Google Wallet, you can make purchases online, which also be integration for wireless payments via the same electronic versions of cards that we already use as part of Android Pay.
With Google Pay, it’ll be easier for you to use the payment information saved to your Google Account, so you can speed through checkout with peace of mind. Over the coming weeks, you’ll see Google Pay online, in store, and across Google products, as well as when you’re paying friends
With that said, Google says that some apps already support Google Pay, with the likes of HungryHouse and Fandango on board from the get-go. That covers food and movies, and let’s be honest, what more does your average tech fiend need in their life?
According to Google itself, apps like Airbnb, Dice, and Instacart included with the aforementioned names, which already support Google Pay, with more sites and stores set roll out soon over the coming weeks.
Yes, it took longer for Google to rename its payment service than we would like. Indeed, it does make you think of Apple Pay but to be fair to Google, they can hardly be helped. It’s great to finally see everything under one unified roof and the end of Google Wallet for once and for all!
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