Accepted payment methods on Google Play

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

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Find payment methods you can use

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

Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards

You can use your Google Play Balance to:

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

Ways to get Google Play Balance

Learn more about uses & restrictions for Google Play balance.

Carrier wallets

You can use your carrier wallet to buy apps, subscriptions, and services on Google Play. To use the service, you need one of these carriers:
  • Vodafone Cash
  • MTN Mobile Money
  • AirtelTigo Money
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

Other countries

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

Credit or debit cards

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

  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

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

Unsupported payment types

Google Play can't be used with:

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