If you are a customer at one of the select five banks announced by Google, you can now easily add cards to Android Pay right from your mobile banking app.
Android Pay vs Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay Overview
April 27, 2016
Though online payment platforms have yet to make a serious impact on how we make purchases both online and offline, Google is doing everything it can to ensure that Android Pay remains competitive. It is already available at millions of stores in 10 countries – with support for Russia and South Korea coming later this year – and now, Google has partnered with five different banks around the world to make the whole experience even more convenient.
If you are a customer of Bank of America, Bank of New Zealand, Discover, mBank, or USAA, you can now easily add cards to Android Pay right from your mobile banking app with a simple click.
If you are a customer of Bank of America, Bank of New Zealand, Discover, mBank, or USAA, you can now easily add cards to Android Pay right from your mobile banking app with a simple click. Even if you don’t have the Android Pay app installed on your device, you can still access your virtual cards, change the default payment card, and deactivate any card you don’t need.
With Android Pay, you can make purchases with your phone at stores like Best Buy, American Eagle, Dunkin Donuts, KFC, Subway, and Whole Foods as long as they have an NFC-enabled reader. You can also make online purchases within apps and websites whenever you see the Android Pay button. These include Airbnb, Etsy, Grubhub, Groupon, Kickstarter, and Lyft. For the full list, visit here.
Personally, compared to Samsung Pay, I’ve never found Android Pay to be particularly useful, with very limited support in reality. However, as Google points out, the latest collaboration with the aforementioned banks shows Android Pay’s commitment as an open platform and is nonetheless an important step towards Android Pay’s expansion.
You can download Android Pay by clicking the button below: