Redeem a gift card or promotional code

You can redeem a Google Play gift card, a promotional code, or a gift of Google Play credit using your computer or the Google Play Store app. Redeemed gifts and some promotional codes appear on your account as part of your Google Play balance and can be used for many purchases on Google Play. Find information on what you can buy with Google Play balance.

Other promotional codes give you access to specific apps and digital content which will be automatically added to your library after you redeem your code.


To redeem or use a gift card or promotional code, the country in your Google account must match the country where the gift card or promotional code is offered. If you received a gift of Google Play credit via email you can also redeem the gift through the gift email.

Using the Google Play Store app
  1. Open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. Touch the Menu icon Google Play Store Menu Icon> Redeem.
  3. Enter your code.
Using your computer
  1. Visit
  2. Enter your code.
From Google Play gift emails

If you received a Google Play gift via email you can redeem it from the gift email.

  1. Find the email you received from the purchaser of your gift
  2. Select Redeem Gift.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Note: If you deleted or can't find the email, contact the purchaser and they can resend the email to you.

When making a purchase on Google Play
  1. During the checkout process on your computer or device, select the down arrow Down> Redeem.
  2. Enter your code.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Change your home country

To change your home address or home country you need to update the details on your Google Payments account. See instructions on how to edit your address or home country .

Note: Google Play gift cards and promotional codes are currently available in select countries.

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