How to Use a Google Play Gift Card

The Google Play Store is the largest app store in the market. But it’s not just an app store. It is also a bookstore, video store, game store and subscription service manager. The Google Play Store is available on all Android devices, including top Android phones, Android tablets, and Chromebooks.

You can use a credit card or a service like PayPal to pay for things, just like any app store. If you want to give someone money, a Google Play gift card is your best bet. Let’s see how to use Google Play gift cards and how to use them to make purchases.

How to Redeem a Virtual Google Play Gift Card

If someone emails you a gift card, here’s how to use it:

  1. Open the Google Play Store. You can either use the pre-installed app on your phone or go to on a computer.
  2. Select your profile by tapping on the image in the upper right corner.
  3. Press the Payments & subscriptions option.
  4. Click on Redeem a gift code.
  5. Copy and paste your email code into the box.
  6. Press the Redeem bottom button.


Your gift card balance is now added to your Google Play balance.

How to Redeem a Physical Google Play Gift Card

Redeeming a physical gift card is similar to redeeming a virtual card.

  1. Go to the Google Play Store. You can do this through the app on your phone or on your computer through the website.
  2. Click on your profile picture at the top.
  3. Select Payments & subscriptions.
  4. Faucet Redeem a gift code.
  5. Press the Scan gift card button.
  6. Scratch off or peel off the layer hiding the code on your physical card.
  7. Line up the code with the box that appears on your phone.
  8. Press the To confirm button.

The balance of this gift card will now be added to your account.

How to use a Google Play gift card when making a purchase

When making a purchase, you can redeem a gift card at checkout.

  1. Go to the Google Play Store on your phone or computer.
  2. Select an item you wish to purchase.
  3. Click the button that lists the price.
  4. Tap the current payment method.
  5. Click it redeem code button.

Enter the gift card code or scan a physical gift card to redeem.

How to check your Google Play balance

After you redeem your gift card, you might want to know how much money is in your Google Play account.

  1. Go to the play store either through the app on your phone or using the Google Play website on your computer.
  2. Tap the image in the upper right corner to open your profile.
  3. Click on Payments & subscriptions.
  4. Select Payment methods.

You will now see your Google Play balance at the top of the page. If there is a balance that will expire, such as Google Rewards money, it will indicate when it will expire.

Where to Buy Google Play Gift Cards

It is easy to find Google Play gift cards as they are sold in various places. Amazon is one of the easiest places to find virtual or physical gift cards. They may also sell gift cards that come with bonus content for games included with the card.

Virtual gift cards are also available on PayPal, where you can buy one for any amount from $10 to $100. Physical gift cards are available at all types of stores, such as grocery stores, drugstores, and big box stores. Many of these stores also sell virtual gift cards on their websites.

How to buy a Google Play Store app or game using your balance

One of the most common uses for Google Play cards is to purchase Android apps or games.

  1. Open the Google Play Store on your Android device or computer.
  2. Press the Games Where apps tab at the bottom, depending on what you are looking for.
  3. Select an app or game that is not free.
  4. Press the button that shows the price.
  5. Downstairs make sure it says Google Play Balance to select it as the payment method. If not, click on the payment method there and select Google Play Balance in the list that appears.
  6. Click it 1-touch purchase button.

The game or app is now yours, thanks to your gift card balance.

How to use your Google Play balance to buy a book or movie

Buying a book or movie from the Google Play Store is similar to buying an app or game.

  1. Go to the Google Play Store on your phone or computer.
  2. Click it Books Where Movies and TV bottom tab.
  3. Select an item that is not free.
  4. Press the button that has a prize in the name.
  5. Make sure the payment method is set on your Google Play Balance. If not, you can change the payment method by tapping the current payment method and selecting Google Play Balance from the list.
  6. press the 1-touch purchase button.

You are now the proud owner of a new e-book or movie paid for with your gift card.

How to use your Google Play balance to buy a game on Stadia

If you’re a Stadia fan, Google Play Cards are a great gift. Stadia lets you use them to pay for games on the streaming service.

  1. Open the Stadiums application.
  2. Click it Store bottom tab.
  3. Select a game you wish to purchase.
  4. Click it To buy button.
  5. The payment method at the bottom must be set on your Google Play Balance. You may have a credit card or other payment method selected by default. To change it, click on the credit card and select the appropriate option from the list that appears.
  6. Press the 1-touch purchase button.

Your Stadia game is purchased and ready to play.

How can I optimize my Google Play Gift Card?

A Google Play Gift Card is a great gift for the Android users in your life. There are plenty of places to buy them, and redeeming them is simple. Maximizing your gift card is easy when you use the Google Play Store Deals tab to access free and discounted games and apps.

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