News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday May 15, 2014.
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One of the big knocks on Google Play has been its slow march to supporting customers who may not have the option, or desire, to pay for apps and other content with a credit card or carrier billing. Those consumers now have the option to pay with PayPal, a processing option that may be more familiar and convenient to some.
Typical of any Google Play announcement, this is not a global initiative. Google today announced that customers in the following countries will be able to pay for apps, games, books, movies, magazines, and TV shows: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United States, United Kingdom. More countries are expected to be added at a later time.
Google also added 13 more countries able to sell apps, 28 new currencies for purchasing apps, and 7 more countries with carrier billing. You can get a breakdown of which countries support which payment format here.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.