Several days ago we found that any time now, Google Play gift cards should be available for purchase. That day has finally come, with Google opening an official gift card landing page listing several select retailers where gift cards will be initially available.
Available in $10, $25 and $50 denominations, Google Play gift cards will be able to used for books, music, apps and more. Cards may not have arrived yet, so it would be best to call ahead before venturing out to purchase. RadioShack, Target and GameStop will all be carrying Google Play gift cards.
Using Google Play gift cards couldn’t be easier. You can either redeem the cards value during checkout when purchasing paid content, or use the redeem function available on the Google Play web store and Android devices. After that, your Google account will have an available balance ready to be spent on whatever your heart desires. For more detailed instructions, Google has hosted an instructions page here.
Gift cards available from physical retailers are one thing that has been sorely missing from Google’s ecosystem. Not everyone has access to a credit card, and in turn, legitimate access to paid content. Gift cards are one way to get around that. It’s a shame gift cards didn’t arrive sooner, but in this case, they’re better late than never.