Android Pay comes to Taiwan

Android Pay is quickly spreading to new countries lately, like Russia and Canada. Starting today, the latest country to get the mobile payment service is Taiwan.

It’s launching with support for CTBC and First Bank, with more banks coming soon. Bank support at launch is always limited when it comes to new countries, so you may have to wait for your favorite bank to partner with Google. Three banks have already been announced as coming soon.

When it comes to support for stores, any store with a contactless payment terminal can accept Android Pay. Many apps also support Android Pay for quick checkout. Hit the source link for the full list.

If you’re in Taiwan, head to the Play Store to download the Android Pay app, add your credit card, and give it a shot!

Android Pay is now available in Canada

Rumor was that Android Pay would be arriving in Canada before the end of May, and sure enough that turned out to be the case.

Today, Google officially announced that Android Pay, the mobile payment option that works on Android 4.4+ devices, is now available across Canada. The company has confirmed a host of banks that support Android Pay over the next few days as the service rolls out. Here are the banking establishments that will be supporting Android Pay either right away, or later this year:

“Over the next several days, Android Pay is rolling out with support from eligible Visa and MasterCard credit cards from BMO Bank of Montreal, CIBC, Banque Nationale, Scotiabank, Desjardins, President’s Choice Financial, ATB Financial, and Canadian Tire Financial Services in Canada, and prepaid Scotiabank and Desjardins cards. Support for Interac-branded debit cards will begin roll-out on Monday, and support for American Express cards and Tangerine is coming later this summer. You can add multiple eligible cards and select which card you want to use before you pay, so you can always enjoy the best deals available.”

As should be expected, there are a variety of different businesses that will support checking out with Android Pay right from your phone. That includes McDonald’s, Freedom Mobile, Rexall, Rogers, Petro Canada, Tim Hortons, Sears, and others. Google also notes that you’ll be able to use Android Pay to buy goods from inside of apps, including Uber, Fancy, Atom, B&H, Ritual, and others.

Android Pay launches in Canada today (Update: Now in Taiwan too)

Update: Android Pay landed in Canada only yesterday, but now it has touched down in Taiwan. The tap-and-go payment service arrives with support for two banks, CTBC and First Bank, but Google says that it will roll out to Hua Nan Bank, Shin Kong Bank and EnTie Commercial Bank soon. As with the Android Pay rollout in other locations, the service can be used in popular stores across the country, such as Barista Coffee and cama cafe. 

It’s good timing from Google, with the announcement landing right in the middle of Computex 2017 in Taipei. For more on the Android Pay Taiwan launch, go here.

After rolling out in the US back in September of 2015, Android Pay has now officially launched in Canada. Google made the announcement earlier today, outlining the initial banks that would support its mobile payments service.

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Android Pay will be available for ATB Financial, Banque Nationale, BMO, Canadian Tire Financial Services, CIBC, Desjardins, President’s Choice Financial, and Scotiabank. As in the US, Google is expected to roll out the Android Pay to more banks in future.

The digital wallet works with Canadian Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, as well as Interac debit cards from Monday. Google also confirmed that support for American Express and Tangerine cards would follow soon.

Android Pay lets users make quick-and-easy in-store purchases without needing to enter credit card details. After downloading the app and setting it up, users can simply tap their NFC-equipped phone on compatible terminals to make payments. Android Pay is also compatible with certain apps and online services too, allowing users to complete one-tap purchases.

For everything else you need to know about Android Pay, hit the link.

Android Pay is now live in Canada

Another country is officially joining the shortlist of places that support Google’s Android Pay program. After the official announcement during Google I/O 2017, support for Android Pay in Canada is finally rolling out starting today. This confirms earlier rumors that stated Google would unveil Android Pay support on this exact day.

If you are an Android user in Canada, you can now download and install the application from the Play Store. At launch, BMO, CIBC, Banque Nationale, Scotiabank, Desjardins, President’s Choice Financial, ATB Financial, and Canadian Tire Financial Services will work with Android Pay on devices running Android KitKat 4.4 or higher. Google stated support for American Express cards and Tangerine will be coming soon. Similar to Apple Pay, the wireless wallet app uses the tokenized system to create a secure transaction for payments when an Android phone is tapped against an NFC-supported terminal. It’s a fast, reliable, and most importantly secure method of payment.

Android Pay was launched in September 2015 in the United States. Since then, Google rolled out the program to 10 other regions including New Zealand, U.K., Australia, Japan, Poland, and Hong Kong. In the next few months, we should see the program expanding to other areas such as Russia, Spain, Brazil, and Taiwan.

If you live in Canada and have an account with one of the listed banks, you can try Android Pay already by downloading the app from the Play Store link below. Please note that your device needs to be pass SafetyNet checks to make it work. If your device is rooted or has an unlocked bootloader, that means you’ll need to have Magisk and Magisk Hide enabled. Instructions for how to install these two modifications can be found here.

Get Android Pay from the Play Store Via: Reddit