Google yesterday announced that it was ready to support even more payment methods for Google Play purchases, thus encouraging buyers to spend money on apps, movies, TV shows and music.
The company said in the announcement that Sales of apps and games on Google Play had gone up by more than 300 percent over the past year. It said that two-thirds of Google Play purchases happen outside of the United States, with international sales continuing to climb. The company therefore wants to fuel this momentum by making Google Play payments easier and more convenient for people around the world.
It will now be possible for people to choose PayPal for their Google Play purchases in 12 countries, including the U.S., Germany, and Canada. When you make a purchase on Google Play in these countries, you’ll find PayPal as an option in your Google Wallet; just enter your PayPal account login and you’ll easily be able to make purchases.
”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 noted.
The company also announced that developers based in 13 new countries can now sell apps on Google Play (with new additions such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Turkey), bringing the total to 45 countries with support for local developers.
”We’ve also increased our buyer currency support to 28 new countries, making it even easier for you to tailor your pricing in 60 countries”, the company said.