More than just a way to pay: the new Google Pay app arrives Down Under
Fast, simple checkout. Easy access to rewards and offers. One spot for purchases, passes, and payment methods. All of these are ways we’ve been working to make paying safer and easier for everyone, everywhere. And you can make the most of these features with the new Google Pay app for Android.
The app, which begins rolling out today, is just one part of everything we’ve got planned. We’re currently working on bringing Google Pay to all Google products, so whether you’re shopping on Chrome or with your Assistant, you’ll have a consistent checkout experience using the cards saved to your Google Account. We’re also working with partners online and in stores, so you’ll see Google Pay on sites, in apps, and at your favorite places around the world.
As we continue to expand to even more devices and services, the new app offers an exciting glimpse of what’s to come. Here’s a closer look:
Helpful info while you shop
Google Pay’s new “Home” tab gives you the info you need, right when you need it. See your recent purchases, find nearby stores, and enjoy easy access to rewards.
A new spot for your stuff
The “Cards” tab is an easy way to keep everything you need at checkout organized and at the ready. From credit and debit cards to loyalty programs, offers, and even that stack of gift cards from last year’s birthday, you’ll never miss a chance to save with Google Pay.
A faster way to pay your fare in NSW and overseas
Ferry and light rail trips in Sydney will be faster and smoother than ever for NSW commuters, as you can now use Google Pay to pay for your ticket via your smartphone.You can also use Google Pay on transit when you travel in London (with more cities soon), and stop worrying about your pass once and for all. Now all you need at the turnstile is the device that’s already in your hand.
Google security and encryption
Like all Google products, Google Pay comes with strong security protections at its core to safeguard your account and personal data from security threats. In other words, it’s got your back.
Pay via Wear
Google Pay is now supported on smartwatches running Wear OS in Australia - bringing you effortless payment experiences at-a-glance via your smartwatch.
All your favourite features
Longtime Android Pay fans, fear not: the features you love aren’t going away. You’ll still get all your bank’s perks and protections, plus an extra layer of security, since Google Pay doesn’t share your actual card number when you pay in stores. And those online forms that take forever to fill out? Just choose Google Pay at checkout and pay with a few quick clicks instead. Aussies can pay in-store as well as in-app or online or on your Android phone with a range of merchants, including at ASOS, Deliveroo, JB Hi-Fi, The Iconic and Wish.
How you can enjoy Google Pay today
To use Google Pay you’ll need to download the Google Pay app on Google Play, and have an eligible MasterCard, Visa, American Express or eftpos card from one of more than 50 supported banks and credit unions including ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac. HSBC and Suncorp recently launched on Google Pay – and more banks are being added all the time (see full list here).
In Australia, for a limited time, we’re also giving eligible new and referring users the opportunity to earn $10 Google Play credit under two introductory promos with Google Pay. Terms and conditions apply (see here) - follow the prompts in-app to opt in.
And if you’re a developer or business owner interested in accepting Google Pay, you’ll find all the tools you need on our developer site — or you can work with Shopify to make integration even easier.
Ready to try the Google Pay app? Get it on Google Play today.