Google Play Store, the official web store for Android device users get Netbanking support targeting Indian users. Netbanking would be the fourth payment option available worldwide after Credit Card, Debit Card and Gift Cards. According to Web Giant Google’s recent announcement, Google Play Store which is the official web store for Android platform users is going to be enabled with a new payment method which is going to be the Netbanking option.
This option was said to be released after Google updated the media with a report stating that “Indians are among the likeliest groups to pay for digital content and apps”. Netbanking is going to be the fourth payment option over Google Play Store followed by Credit Card, Debit Card and Gift Cards respectively. The service much like other Google updates would be rolling out slowly and in periods which means even if it takes a while for you to have it then don’t worry you’ll get it for sure.
I personally tested over my device (Android 6.0 Marshmallow) and some of the test devices (Android 7.0 Nougat) and to my surprise, in none of the device there was any sign of the fourth payment option but when checked over an older device (Android 5.0 Lollipop) I found the payment option ready to be explored.
This means Google,is not following its strategy of providing updates to higher version first this time and going all random with this update.
How To Pay using Netbanking on Google Play Store
At present Google has tied up with 38 Banks nationwide and if you want to check if your bank’s listed then just follow these steps :
- Head to Google Play Store, Click over the icon on the left
- Scroll down and click on “Account”
- Click on “Add New Payment Method”
If you get Netbanking option there then just click over it and check if your bank’s listed. Once you set everything up then you are good to go with buying stuff over Google Play store including apps, music, movies, books, etc.