General Article Android Pay UK app launches as rival to Apple Pay and Samsung Pay

Topic Selected: Money and Finance

By Thomas Tamblyn

The Android Pay app is now live in the UK, giving Android users the ability to pay using their smartphones.

Android Pay can be used at any wireless payment point so if it supports your contactless card or Apple Pay then you’re good to go with Android Pay.

Google’s new contactless payment service joins an increasing number of apps and services including Samsung Pay and PayPal which are trying to encourage people to move away from using their conventional bank cards as a means of paying. How Do I Get Android Pay?

Android Pay is only compatible with Android smartphones that are running Android 4.4+ AND are equipped with NFC.

Recently released Android smartphones should come with Android Pay pre-installed but if you think you’re missing out you can always head over to the Google Play Store and download the app separately from there.

Which UK banks support Android Pay?

Much like Apple Pay, there’

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