Android Pay is a digital wallet platform developed by Google in order to facilitate purchases on mobile devices, enabling users to make payments with all types of Android devices. Android Pay also allows peer-to-peer payments between friends and family and the ability to store movie and flight tickets.
How cool is that ?
Android Pay has finally launched in Canada !
This official Android mobile wallet which is designed and backed by Google has launched support for Mastercard and Visa in Canada. Interac and American Express support is coming soon.
Android Pay at launch in Canada is supported by the following banks :
- Canadian Tire
- Banque Nationale
- PC Financial
- ATB Financial
- Tangerine (Coming Soon)
As an Android device user, how to setup Android Pay in Canada ?
First, you need to have a device capable of running Android KitKat 4.4 OS.
The second step is quite easy as you have to download and install Android Pay.
Next, you have to add your card from a participating bank that is mentioned above and you are good to go digital with Android Pay.
It will work at any merchant terminal that supports tap for payments. Please feel free to let us know if you have this setup working correctly and running on your Android powered smartphone.
This mobile wallet by Google is a great option for making your life a little bit more streamlined with security and convenience. Always take extra precautions to safeguard your financial information on your smartphone and immediately report any unauthorized charges when you come across them manually or get notified.
The mobile payment wallet by the tech giant has many layers of security to help make your shopping experience secure and safe. However, you have to always bear in mind that no payment system is completely secure.