Google Play Store gift cards arrive in Australia later this month

August 20, 2013
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Like many of Google's services, their Play Store gift cards initially launched with availability being in the US only. Slowly but surely we've seen their Play Music and other services expand to other regions, and the gift card option is doing the same. We've recently been tipped that gift card support is coming to Australia later this month.

After a few exclusives last month in the country, we're now hearing that August 26th Play Store gift cards will officially launch at multiple outlets and be readily available down under. Users in Australia have been seeing the "redeem" option in the Play Store, and some new Google pages have confirmed this as well.

According to AusDroid, the Google Play Store gift card support page now shows the country as having $20, $30, and $50 denominations. This isn't anything extremely exciting, but we know many have been waiting for the option to use this method.

Gift cards to the Play Store are readily available in the US, the UK, France, Germany, and many others, and recently hit Canada back in March. The word on the street is August 26th for those in Australia to be able to buy them online, and at many big box retailers.

VIA: AusDroid


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  • Zachary Morris

    I thought they were doing away with giftcards completely?

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      gift cards for everyoneeee

    • OptimusKLP

      Thankfully not.

    • Gabriel

      That’s a good point. You still need a Google Wallet account with a credit card linked to redeem card credit, why bother go to the supermarket. Useless.