Android Pay review, Android Pay Security, Android Pay compatible phones, Android Pay countries – All you need to know about Android Pay. Google recently announced in a blog post it is expanding the reach of its Android Pay app and extending its functionality to more banks around the world. Customers of banks like mBank, USAA, Discover, Bank of New Zealand and Bank of America can now add cards to Android Pay from their mobile banking apps and start making payments in stores worldwide.
Android Pay Review – All You Need to Know
What is Android Pay?
Android Pay is a payment app that allows you store your debit or credit cards on your android device in order to make payments worldwide in stores that support NFC payments. To use Android Pay, your phone must come with an NFC sensor and must be running on Android 4.4 Kitkat OS upwards.
How to Install and Set-up Android Pay
- Download and install the app from Google PlayStore here.
- Install and follow the on-screen app command for full setup process.
- Add card(s) to your wallet. Google now creates a virtual account to link your cards and Android Pay.
- Set a default payment card if you are adding more than one credit card.
- Android Pay is very fast, secure and easy to use. You can now start using Android pay on websites, mobile apps or local stores that accepts NFC payments.
Like we said earlier, many banks already support Android Pay worldwide. In the UK, banks supporting Android Pay includes – Bank of Scotland, Nationwide, HSBC, Santander and Halifax to name a few. Google’s latest update makes it now possible to still use Android Pay even without having the app itself. For some selected banking apps that supports NFC payments, you can integrate your debit cards to still access Android Pay.
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Android Pay is completely safe to use because your card details are not directly stored on your phone. When paying in stores, Google creates a connection with the card reader and a secure virtual terminal where payment information is stored. After every successful transaction, Android Pay sends you notifications immediately. Many stores in the UK and America now accepts Android Pay.