In an endeavor to expand the payment options available for users on Google Play Store on Android Devices, Google has integrated with PayPal. Now users can not use their PayPal account in addition to their credit or debit card, billing to a carrier, or gift card to purchase apps, books, songs, TV shows and movies from the Google Play Store. Besides initial download, PayPal like other options is also available for In-App purchases.
Currently this payment option is limited to only 12 countries, including the US, Germany, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. Google is working on expanding its carrier billing service that allows users to pay through their operator network bills and making it available for a total of 24 countries around the world. Google Play gift cards are also available as a payment option in 13 countries.
Adding Paypal to its payment option roster will make it easier for Google to sell more Apps and also make it easy for users to buy Apps using credit on their PayPal account. This service currently limits to only digital purchase and not physical purchases.