Google had brought the convenience of carrier billing to the Google Play Store in India in the recent past, however, the company has brought even more options for making purchases from their store. Now, people have the option of purchasing Google Play credit via the PayTM & Freecharge apps. The amount you can purchase at the moment is capped to a maximum of Rs. 1,500.
If you’re keen on keeping some money in your Google Play account without having to store a credit card on file, you can simply purchase the credit from either of the mobile wallets. In case you’re wondering how to go about it, here’s how to locate the options in both PayTM and Freecharge
Buy Google Play credit using PayTM
The option can be found on the homepage, in the “Recharge or Pay Bills” band. You just need to scroll to the left till you see the Google Play option. One you click on it, the process is the same as paying any bill. At the moment, PayTM is offering a flat 5% cashback on Google Play purchases, limited to a maximum amount of Rs. 75
Buy Google Play credit using Freecharge
Once the app has loaded, the main screen shows a number of payment options, including Google Play. Clicking on that will take you to the payment screen, where you can either recharge for the recommended amounts, or anything between Rs. 100 to 1500.
Google and Apple have been working hard over the last few years to bring more payment options to the indian market, with the first goal being to integrate carrier billing. Post demonetization, people have been quick to rely on mobile payment wallets to handle their payments, so it is no surprise that Google has allowed PayTM and Freecharge into their payment ecosystem. While this isn’t the perfect integration, one where you could just use PayTM or Freecharge on the Play Store to pay for your purchases, it is still a big step closer to convenience.