Google rolled out today a new Google Pay on Android that brings Google Pay to all Google products, including Chrome and Google Assistant. Google objective is that users have a consistent checkout experience using the cards saved in Google Account.
Gerardo Capiel, Product Management Director of Consumer Payments, and Varouj Chitilian, Engineering Director of Consumer Payments at Google wrote that Google is “also working with partners online and in stores, so users will see Google Pay on sites, in apps, and at all places around the world.”
Google Pay only does offline payments on Android
With Google Pay consumers can pay in shops, on the web and in apps, like Airbnb, Fandango, Lyft and Instacart, without having to get the credit card from the wallet.
Until today, the Google Pay app was called Android Pay app. Users with the Android Pay app installed just need to update Android Pay app, and it’ll become Google Pay.
Any credit, debit, gift or loyalty cards added to Android Pay will automatically show up in Google Pay.
Google Pay is available on Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czechia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and in the USA.
Google Pay only works with Android phones, not with iOS. According to Google, Google Pay is not working with iPhones. The only alternative is to connect an iPhone to an Android Wear smartwatch and then use the watch to pay in shops.
A Preview of Google Pay App