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Accepted payment methods

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. Find out how to add and change payment methods at add or edit your payment method.

Available payment methods vary by country:
 
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • Discover
  • JCB
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Google Wallet Balance

In the United States and United Kingdom, you can use your Google Wallet Balance to pay for your purchase. Simply make sure there's enough money in your Wallet Balance to cover the total amount of the purchase.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in the USA: 

  • AT&T
  • Boost
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • US Cellular
  • Verizon

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Australia: 

  • Optus
  • Telstra

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing . The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Austria: 

  • Drei
  • A1
  • T-Mobile

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing . The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
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. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Bahrain: 

  • Batelco
  • Viva
  • Zain

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing . The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Belgium: 

  • BASE Company
  • Orange Belgium
  • Proximus

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing . The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
Credit or debit cards

You can add the following credit cards to your account:

  • American Express
  • ELO credit cards
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Debit cards:

Debit cards of any sort (MasterCard, Visa, Elo, etc.) cannot be used for Google Play purchases. 

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Bulgaria: 

  • Telenor
  • M-tel

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing . The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Canada: 

  • Bell Canada,
  • Rogers/Fido
  • Telus

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
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. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Croatia: 

  • VIP

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing . The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in the Czech Republic: 

  • O2
  • T-Mobile

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Denmark: 

  • 3
  • H3G
  • Telenor

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Estonia: 

  • Elisa
  • Tele2
  • Telia

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Finland: 

  • DNA

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in France: 

  • Bouygues
  • Free, Orange
  • SFR

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Germany: 

  • Deutsche Telekom
  • E-Plus
  • o2
  • Vodafone

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Greece: 

  • Cosmote

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Hong Kong: 

  • 3
  • Smartone

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Hungary: 

  • Telenor
  • Magyar Telecom

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
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. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Online Banking

Online banking availability:

  • Name: Netbanking
    • Note: Netbanking is only available on Android versions 5.0 and above.
    • Transactions on your bank statement will reference either “Google Play” or “Times of Money.” 

Online banking information:

  • Google does not store your bank account credentials like username, password, or account number.
  • Every transaction needs to be confirmed through your bank’s app or website. 
  • Online banking can be used at play.google.com or with versions 6.4.0 or above of the Google Play Store app. 
  • The online banking payment method can’t be used for subscriptions. 
     
Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in India: 

  • Airtel
  • Idea
  • Vodafone

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
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
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. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier 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

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Ireland: 

  • Three
  • Vodafone

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Italy: 

  • H3G
  • TIM
  • Vodafone
  • Wind Italy

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • JCB
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary.You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Japan: 

  • Docomo
  • KDDI
  • Softbank

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing . The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
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
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. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Kazakhstan: 

  • Beeline

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Korea: 

  • KT
  • LGU+
  • SKT

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
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
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. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Kuwait: 

  • Ooredoo
  • Viva
  • Zain

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Latvia: 

  • Bite
  • LMT
  • Tele2

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Lithuania: 

  • Bite
  • Tele2

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
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. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Luxembourg: 

  • Orange

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Malaysia: 

  • Celcom
  • Digi
  • Maxis
  • U Mobile

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
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. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Mexico: 

  • AT&T Mexico

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in the Netherlands: 

  • KPN
  • Tele2
  • T-Mobile

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in New Zealand: 

  • 2degrees

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Norway: 

  • Telenor

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
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
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. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Pakistan: 

  • Telenor Pakistan

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in the Philippines: 

  • Globe Telecom
  • Smart Communications
  • Sun

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Poland: 

  • Orange
  • Play
  • Polkomtel / Plus
  • TMI

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
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. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Qatar: 

  • Ooredoo

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Romania: 

  • Orange Romania

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Russia: 

  • Beeline
  • Megafon
  • MTS
  • Tele2

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Saudi Arabia: 

  • Mobily
  • STC
  • Zain

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Singapore: 

  • M1
  • SingTel
  • StarHub

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Slovakia: 

  • Orange
  • PPF
  • Slovak Telekom

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
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. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Slovenia: 

  • Telekom

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in South Africa: 

  • Telkom
  • Vodacom

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Spain: 

  • Movistar
  • Orange
  • Vodafone
  • Yoigo

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Sweden: 

  • 3
  • Tele2
  • Telenor SE

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Taiwan: 

  • 遠傳電信 Far EasTone Telecom
  • 台灣大哥大 Taiwan Mobile Telecom
  • 亞太電信 Asia Pacific Telecom
  • 台灣之星 T Star
  • 中華電信_Chunghwa Telecom

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Thailand: 

  • AIS
  • DTAC

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Turkey: 

  • Turk Telekom
  • Turkcell

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in the UAE: 

  • du
  • Etisalat

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
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. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in Vietnam: 

  • Vietnamobile
  • Viettel

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

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
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. 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
Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Note: The types of cards accepted through Google Play may vary. You may notice temporary authorizations on your account when using a credit or debit card.

Google Wallet Balance

In the United States and United Kingdom, you can use your Google Wallet Balance to pay for your purchase. Simply make sure there's enough money in your Wallet Balance to cover the total amount of the purchase.

Direct carrier billing

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

Participating carriers in the UK: 

  • Three
  • EE
  • O2
  • Vodafone

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_Association" on your phone when you sign up for direct carrier billing. The DCB_Association message is automatically generated and sent to complete enrollment in direct carrier billing for your Google Play account. 

Direct carrier billing troubleshooting

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

  • Direct carrier 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.

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 direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards
PayPal

You can use PayPal to buy apps and digital content on Google Play.

Note: If you have PayPal Security Key turned on, you have add to PayPal to your Google Play account using a computer or mobile web browser. You can't link it using the Play Store app. To add PayPal, copy and paste play.google.com/store/account into the address bar of a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and select "Add a new payment method". Once you've added PayPal, you can use it to buy things from the Play Store app and the Play web store".

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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