Add to & check your Google Play balance

Your Google Play balance is credit in your Google Play account which you can use to buy Google Play content (in available countries). You can add to your balance through:

  • Google Play gift cards
  • Some promo codes
  • Purchasing credit (only available in the U.S.)

Add to your Google Play balance

Add gift cards: Purchase Play gift cards in retail stores to add to your Google Play balance. Learn more about Play gift card availability in your country or how to redeem a gift card.

Add credit: Follow the instructions below to add credit to your Google Play balance. You can't purchase credit for someone else's account, but you can give the gift of a Google Play gift card.

On a mobile device

From your account

  1. Open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. Touch the Menu icon Google Play Store Menu Icon > My account > Add payment method > Buy Google Play credit.

During the checkout process

  1. Open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. Go to a paid item's detail page.
  3. Touch the price > down arrow Down.
  4. Touch Payment methods > Buy Google Play credit.
On your computer
  1. Go to Google Play.
  2. On the left side of your screen, click Buy Google Play credit.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Check your Google Play balance

On a mobile device
  1. Open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. Touch the Menu icon Google Play Store Menu Icon > My account.
  3. Under "Payment methods," review your available balance.
On your computer
  1. Go to your Google Play account.
  2. Under "Payment methods," review your available balance.

Related article

Learn how to change your payment method.

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