Accepted payment methods on Google Play

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

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Find payment methods you can use

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

 

Credit or debit cards

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

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

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

Mobile phone billing

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

Participating carriers in Indonesia: 

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

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

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

Mobile phone billing troubleshooting

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

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

Check with your carrier to make sure:

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

Cancelled purchases

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

Google Play balance and Google Play gift cards

You can use your Google Play Balance to:

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

Ways to get Google Play Balance

You can add Google Play Balance from:

Learn more about uses & restrictions for Google Play balance.

GoPay

You can use GoPay to buy apps and digital content on Google Play. You need to have sufficient balance in your GoPay account in order to make purchases on Google Play.  

Note: Google does not have visibility on your GoPay account balance. 
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:

  • 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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