Ok Google, send $10 to Mickey for beers
Google will soon enable people in the US to send and receive payments via the Google Assistant and Android Pay. Many apps and stores already accept Android Pay, and Google is growing its footprint, it said. Android Pay is now available in 10 markets, with more coming soon – including Brazil, Canada, Russia, Spain, and Taiwan.
Google is also working with Visa and Mastercard to enable a streamlined mobile checkout experience for PayPal users. Google’s Payment API makes it possible to pay in app or online with any verified credit or debit card saved to a Google Account, via products like Google Play, Chrome, and YouTube. Android users with a debit card linked to their Google account will also be able to pay via the Google Assistant.
“On your Google Home or Android device, it’s as simple as saying: Ok Google, send £10 to Jane for pizza,” said Google.