Google Play Store Now Accepting PayPal And Carrier Billing

You can now use eBay's PayPal service to pay for purchases made through Google Play, the search giant announced. The new feature went live in a dozen countries, including the United States, Canada, and Germany. If if you live in one of 12 countries being served by the new feature, you'll find PayPal as a payment option in your Google Wallet.

"Just enter your PayPal account login and you'll easily be able to make purchases. Our goal is to provide users with a frictionless payment experience, and this new integration is another example of how we work with partners from across the payments industry to deliver this to the user," Google explains.

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In addition to rolling out support for PayPal payments, Google expanded the number of territories that are allowed to charge purchases directly to their phone bill. Carrier billing is now available in seven additional countries for a total of 24, including Singapore, Thailand, and Taiwan. That covers almost half of all Google Play users.

According to Google, sales of apps and games on Google Play are up more than 300 percent over the past year. Around two-thirds occur outside the U.S., with international sales continuing to climb, Google says.