Google Pay brings the best of both worlds, allowing you to use the stored payment information from your Google account across all of the company's properties. That means it can be used for purchases within Chrome, for in-app purchases using Android devices or even handing subscription payments for YouTube Red or send payments to another person. And of course, NFC payments at cash registers around the country are also supported with Google Pay. You can even store gift cards that can be used to apply to purchases at supported retailers/restaurants.
The Google Pay app itself looks like a slightly redesigned version of the Android Pay app and takes advantage of Google's Material Design aesthetic. The Home tab provides helpful information including recent purchases and nearby stores that support Google Pay. There's also the Cards tab, which stores your credit/debit/gift cards along with any loyalty programs that you might be signed up for.
“The app is just one part of everything we’ve got planned. We’re currently working on bringing Google Pay to all Google products, so whether you’re shopping on Chrome or with your Assistant, you’ll have a consistent checkout experience using the cards saved to your Google Account,” wrote the Google Payments team in a blog post. “We’re also working with partners online and in stores, so you’ll see Google Pay on sites, in apps, and at your favorite places around the world.”
You can grab the new Google Pay app right now straight from the Google Play Store.