How to add to and check your Google Play balance

Your Google Play balance is credit that you can use to buy apps, games and digital content on Google Play. Here’s how you can add money to top up your balance:

It's not possible to share or transfer content between accounts on Google Play, even if you own both accounts. If you have multiple accounts on your device, make sure that you sign in to the account that you want to use before you complete your purchase.

These Google Play products are not refundable or transferable unless required by law (for instance: underage user accounts):

  • Play gift cards
  • Prepaid Play balance
    • Cash top-ups
  • Promotional Play balance

Google Play gift cards aren't eligible to be used as a family payment method or for underage user accounts.

If you’ve bought an app on the wrong account, contact the app developer. They may be able to refund your purchase so that you can buy it again on the account that you want to use.

Tip: You can share apps and digital content with your family with Google Play Family Library.

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How to add money or credit to your Google Play balance

Redeem a gift card

When you redeem a gift card, the gift card amount gets added to your Google Play balance.

Add cash from a corner shop

You can go to a corner shop and add cash to your Google Play balance. Check if this is available in your country.

Note: The corner shop may charge additional fees to add cash to your Google Play balance.

Redeem Play Points for Play credits

Learn more on how to redeem your Play Points for Play credits.

How to check your Google Play balance

  1. Open the Google Play app Google Play.
  2. At the top right, tap the profile icon.
  3. Tap Payments and subscriptions and then Payment methods and then Google Play balance.

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