Google Play Store Now Accepts PayPal
Google today made it easier for consumers to pay for Play Store purchases by adding support for PayPal. Android device owners can register their PayPal account with the Play Store and use PayPal - rather than a credit card - to make app, game, and other content purchases. PayPal is available to consumers in 12 countries, including the U.S. and Canada. Google also expanded carrier billing and Google Play gift cards to more carriers and more countries. Last, developers in 13 new countries can sell apps in the Play Store for the first time. Google believes the expanded support for varied payment vehicles will entice developers to create more apps for the Android platform.
Android Pay and PayPal Now Play Nice
Google's Android Pay service is now compatible with PayPal. The companies today announced that Android Pay users can opt to use their PayPal account as a source of funds when making tap-and-go payments at retail stores or on the web.
PayPal to Kill Off Its Windows Phone and BlackBerry Apps
PayPal today said it will sunset its Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon Fire Phone apps on June 30. After that date, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Fire Phone users will not be able to login to or use the Paypal mobile app.
Google Debuts Family Library for Play Store Purchases
Google today introduced the Google Play Family Library, which allows a single account holder to share purchases with up to six family members. Google says eligible app, game, movie, TV show, and book purchases from the Play Store can be shared across Android and iOS devices, as well as the web with no additional sign-up fee.
PayPal Reaches BlackBerry 10 Devices
PayPal has made a version of its mobile application available in the BlackBerry World app store for devices running BlackBerry OS 10.x. With this new app, PayPal is available to Android, BlackBerry, Fire OS, iOS, and Windows smartphones.