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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Available payment methods vary by country. If your country is not listed, scroll down.
You can add the following credit or debit cards to your account:
- American Express
- Visa Electron
If you don't see a carrier billing option, keep in mind:
- Mobile phone billing is only available using the Google Play Store app. It isn't available on the Google Play website on a computer or mobile browser.
- Your account with your carrier must be in good standing.
- If you use a device with dual SIM cards, make sure to put the right SIM card in slot 1 and leave slot 2 empty.
- Mobile phone billing is not available on rooted devices.
- Some mobile phone carriers can't be used to pay for subscriptions.
Check with your carrier to make sure:
- You haven't exceeded your carrier's monthly spending limit.
- Your device and service plan allow premium content purchases.
- Your device can use mobile phone billing.
Purchases that aren't successfully authorized with your carrier are immediately cancelled. For help with unsuccessful mobile phone billing purchases, contact your mobile service provider.
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
- Google Play gift cards and some promotional codes.
- A convenience store and pay cash to add money to your Google Play Balance. Learn how to add cash to your Google Play Balance.
Learn more about uses & restrictions for Google Play balance.
If your country is not on the list, available payment methods are listed below:
You can add the following credit/debit cards to your account:
- 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.