After Google Plus UI update, Google has now made Play Gift Cards available in UK. Users can buy the cards in £10, £25 and £50 denominations from Tesco and Morrisons stores. Today, on the service’s first birthday, Google has opened up sales of Gift Cards in UK.
You can use these gift cards for the purchase of new apps, games, books, movies, music and magazines from Google Play. In order to use it you need to have Android devices with Play Store on it or directly login to Play Store from web. As stated above, currently Play Gift Cards are retailing via two retailers only, but we hope Google will add more players in the business soon
Additionally, Google launched gift cards last year in August in order to provide similar service like Apple’s App Store coupons. In US Google has tied up with various retailers to provide wide array of retail locations, including Target and GameStop, come in denominations of $10, $25, and $50.
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Google Play gift cards now available in the UK
We’re pleased to announce that Google Play gift cards will be available in the UK from today [Wednesday, March 6 2013].
Gift cards make it even easier to buy apps, games, books, movies, music and magazines from Google Play, Google’s one-stop-shop for all your digital entertainment needs.
Over the coming weeks, gift cards will go on sale in all UK branches of Tesco and Morrisons.
The gift cards will be available in denominations of £10, £25 and £50, and can be redeemed against digital contntent purchases on Google Play, including music, magazines, books, movies and apps.
With Google Play, you can buy books, apps, games and music, and rent or buy movies, on the device of your choice – be it a computer, Android phone or tablet. All of this entertainment is available across multiple devices – buy a book on the web, for example, and it’s instantly available on your phone or tablet.
Consumers can access, purchase or rent this digital content in a variety of ways:
On Android devices: Android phone and tablet users can click on the Google Play store app to shop for books, movies, apps, games, magazines, devices and music. All content can be “pinned” to the device for offline use without a data connection;
On the web: Users of Chromebooks, PCs, Macs and all other computers can access their digital content online through the web version of Google Play (play.google.com).
And now users can pay via Google Wallet or by redeeming a Google Play gift card.