Ahead of Google I/O 2016, Google’s Android Pay mobile payment service has launched in the UK and is now available to download from the Google Play Store.
At launch, the system will support cards from both MasterCard and Visa as long as they are from either the Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank, MBNA or the Nationwide Building Society.
Google explained more about the launch with the following:
You will be able to use Android Pay everywhere contactless payments are accepted including your favourite high street stores like Boots, Starbucks and Waitrose and pay for the Tube, bus and train with Transport for London. Just tap with your phone as you would with your card. It’s that simple. And businesses across the country with contactless terminals won’t need to do anything else to be able to accept Android Pay in store.
Google has confirmed that they will be added support for more banks in Android Pay over the next few months, however, for now, you can only register if you have an account with one of the launch banks.
You can find out more, and download Android Pay at the source link.