After launching in September with support for making payments at NFC terminals, Android Pay is now gaining a major feature that’ll let you use the service more often.
Android Pay can now be used to pay for things inside select Android apps. With in-app purchase support, Android Pay will save your payment info, meaning that you won’t have to pull out your card or enter any details when buying something inside an app. And Google says that it won’t share your card details with merchants, so you don’t have to worry about your info being intercepted.
There are 22 apps that support in-app Android Pay at launch:
Left, Instacart, Sprint, JackThreads, Jet, OpenTable, Wish, Fancy, Zumper, Hotel Tonight, Houzz Interior Design Ideas, DoorDash, Turo, Vinted, SpotHero, ParkWhiz, Handy, Printacular, Dealflicks, Luxe, ParkMe Parking, Rukkus Event Tickets
Google says that more apps will gain Android Pay support in the coming months, so if you don’t see your favorite app on the list, it may soon be added.
To get you to try Android Pay for in-app purchases, many of these apps are running special offers for folks that use Google’s mobile payment service. For example, you can get $20 off an OpenTable meal or $10 off a Lyft ride.
The addition of in-app purchase support is big for Android Pay. The feature will allow folks to use Android Pay more often than just using it at NFC terminals, and it means that folks can use Android Pay more as a wallet replacement since they won’t have to whip out a credit card whenever they need to pay for something in an app.
Finally, Google has announced that Android Pay will launch in Australia in the first half of 2016. Other countries will gain Android Pay support in 2016, too, but Google didn’t name any specific locales.