Google has started to roll out internet banking as a payment option. This applies to most of the apps, music, videos, movies, games, books, etc. on the Google play store. This stands the fourth among the payment methods that Google has added to the platform. The other options are credit cards, debit cards, and gift cards.
The net banking payment preference on Google Play came after Google unveiled a report saying that Indians are amongst the likely groups to spend for digital content and applications. Google rolls out the service slow, and also the server-side updates appears to enable it.
Many of the smartphones did not have net banking payment option on the Google Play store. These phones included the smartphones running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat. But the versions running on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop have got the option. For that reason, it is possible that the new payment attributes irrespective of the version of Android OS or the Google Play store app.
To find out if your Google Play account has Net Banking option for payment, here is what one needs to know:
- Slide out the menu from the hamburger icon to the left corner of the screen
- Go to Accounts> Payment Methods.
- Tap on the ‘+’ button located at the bottom right.
- If you find ‘Add Net banking’ as an option, click on it and look for your bank in the list that displays.
Google has joint hands with 38 banks till date to let its users pay on Google Play through online banking.
Once you pick a bank, you can go to any paid app and make it your default payment option. To do so, search for the current default option and click on the downward arrow icon. This will unlock up new payment options. Just select the bank you want and add the bank details when asked. Then onwards, net banking will be your default payment method.
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