Test in-app billing with application licensing

With application licensing, you can set up a list of Gmail accounts to test your in-app billing and subscription integration. Your own publishing account is always considered a licensed tester. 

Set up application licensing

To set up application licensing, start by adding your testers in Play Console. 

  1. Open Play Console.
  2. Click Setup License testing.
  3. Choose your license testers from the email lists shown, or click Create list to make a new list.
    • Tip: Email lists work in the same way as described under "Create an email list of your testers" in this section of our Help Center article on open, closed, and internal tests.
  4. Click Save changes.

Once you're ready, make sure that:

Test in-app billing and subscriptions

You're able to purchase your own app, in-app item, or subscription as a test purchase. Once you've set up application licensing, authorized users can also purchase in-app products and subscriptions without charging the users’ accounts.

When making a purchase from a license test user, you will see two choices for payment method: 

  • “Test card, always approves”
  • “Test card, always declines” 

Before they can be tested, your in-app products and subscriptions need to be published.

Learn more about testing in-app billingand using static responses .

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