Accepted payment methods on Google Play

You can purchase apps and digital content on Google Play using payment methods from your Google account. If it's your first time making a purchase, your payment method will be added to your Google account.

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Find payment methods you can use

Available payment methods vary by country. If your country is not listed, scroll down.

Credit or debit cards

You can add the following credit/debit cards to your account:

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. If your card doesn't work when you think it should, contact your bank or card issuer for help. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Mobile phone billing

With some mobile devices and service plans, you can charge purchases to your carrier bill.

Participating carriers in Indonesia:

  • Indosat
  • Smartfren
  • Telkomsel
  • XL/AXIS
  • Tri

When you buy something, you'll see the charge on your carrier account after 15 minutes.

Note: You may see an SMS (text message) starting with "DCB" or "DCB_Association" on your phone when you sign up for mobile phone billing. The message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in mobile phone billing for your Google Play account.

Mobile phone billing troubleshooting

If you don't see a carrier billing option, keep in mind:

  • Mobile phone billing is only available using the Google Play Store app. It isn't available on the Google Play website on a computer or mobile browser.
  • Your account with your carrier must be in good standing.
  • If you use a device with dual SIM cards, make sure to put the right SIM card in slot 1 and leave slot 2 empty.
  • Mobile phone billing is not available on rooted devices.
  • Some mobile phone carriers can't be used to pay for subscriptions.

Check with your carrier to make sure:

  • You haven't exceeded your carrier's monthly spending limit.
  • Your device and service plan allow premium content purchases.
  • Your device can use mobile phone billing.

Cancelled purchases

Purchases that aren't successfully authorized with your carrier are immediately cancelled. For help with unsuccessful mobile phone billing purchases, contact your mobile service provider.

E-wallets

You can use one of the e-Wallets listed below to buy apps and digital content on Google Play. To use this service on Google Play, you need a registered account and enough balance with the e-Wallet.

 

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards

You can use your Google Play balance to:

  • Buy apps and digital content on Google Play.
  • Pay for subscriptions on Google Play.

Ways to get Google Play balance

You can add Google Play balance from:

Learn more about uses & restrictions for Google Play balance.

Cash payment
At select convenience stores, you can use cash to make an in-app purchase or add money to your Google Play balance. The convenience store that you use may charge additional fees. Learn how to make an in-app purchase or add cash to your Play balance.
Tip: You can’t use cash to pay for subscriptions.

You can use cash to buy apps and digital content on Google Play and complete payment at these convenience store locations:

  • Alfamart
  • Alfamidi
  • Dan+Dan
  • Indomaret
  • Lawson
Virtual account bank transfer

You can use virtual account bank transfer to make an in-app purchase or add money to your Google Play balance. 

You can complete the payment with virtual account bank transfer through ATM locations, internet or mobile banking. The banks that you use can charge additional fees.

  • BSI
  • Mandiri

Tip: You can’t use virtual account bank transfer to pay for subscriptions.

Unsupported payment types

Google Play can't be used with:

  • Wire transfers
  • Western Union
  • Money Gram
  • Virtual Credit Cards (VCC)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Transit cards
  • Any escrow type of payment

Other countries

If your country is not on the list, available payment methods are listed below:

Credit or debit cards

You can add the following credit/debit cards to your account:

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. If your card doesn't work when you think it should, contact your bank or card issuer for help. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Unsupported payment types

Google Play can't be used with:

  • Wire transfers
  • Bank transfers
  • Western Union
  • Money Gram
  • Virtual Credit Cards (VCC)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Transit cards
  • Any escrow type of payment
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