Google Play Gets UPI Autopay For Subscriptions in India

Today, Google announced that UPI Autopay will be available as a payment method for subscription-based purchases made through Google Play in India. Recently, Google Play Points, a rewards program, were introduced in India.

The company says Google Play gives customers safe and convenient methods to pay for apps and games, while allowing developers of all sizes to transact with millions of people globally and establish successful businesses on the platform.

UPI is a 2019 payment option in India’s Play Store. In India, UPI has sped up mobile payments, and UPI-based transactions on Google Play allow many people to get and use helpful apps.

Google Play UPI Autopay payment

UPI Autopay, introduced by NPCI as part of UPI 2.0, enables customers to make recurring payments using any UPI application that supports the capability. UPI Autopay makes it simple to set up subscriptions.

After picking a subscription plan to purchase, consumers must simply touch the mode of payment in the checkout, select “Pay with UPI,” and then approve the transaction in their registered UPI app.

Google Play now enables consumers to transact safely and seamlessly in over 170 markets. The platform was also made to make it easier to find and use local payment options. It supports over 300 local payment options in over 60 countries.

Speaking on the announcement, Saurabh Agarwal, Head of Google Play Retail & Payments Activation – India, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, said,

We are always looking at adding popular and effective forms of payment around the world to ensure people can pay for apps and in-app content conveniently. With the introduction of UPI Autopay on the platform, we aim to extend the convenience of UPI to subscription-based purchases, helping many more people access helpful and delightful services – while enabling local developers to grow their subscription-based businesses on Google Play.