Google Pay combines Android Pay, Google Wallet into single service
09 January, 2018, 02:13 | Author: Sherri Guerrero
Google Pay is also supported on 3rd party services such as Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse, Instacart, and several other apps and websites you love.
Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from The Jolt Journal. Bhat said Google Pay will be coming to more sites and services in the coming weeks.
Google says the initiative is meant to provide consumers with a consistent and simpler way to pay for purchases, whether online or on the high street.
At the end of today's announcement, Google suggests that this is only the beginning for Google Pay and that the company will share more at a later date.
It never made much sense for the universal Android-supporting mobile payment app to coexist with the slowly dying Google Wallet, and at long last, Mountain View seems to agree. Google hints that "Bringing everything into one brand is just the first step for Google Pay".
Google Pay is kind of like Apple Pay except, well, shoppers are using Android devices instead of iPhones and Chrome instead of Safari and macOS.
Android Pay is one the most popular and widely used smartphone-based secure payment systems. However, while Google Wallet still exists, the tap-to-pay system was then rebranded Android Pay and introduced in multiple markets.
And in an effort to spread awareness and increase adoption, Google is also offering a few promos to Google Pay users, including $5 off of movie tickets purchased via Fandango, $10 off on Instacart orders, and $10 off of B&H orders.
Of course, Google hasn't announced anything of the sort yet, but, "Hey Google, buy me a skateboard" may not be far away.
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