It’s official, Android Pay is launching today. The new tap-to-pay service is rolling out starting today to all compatible Android devices. Android Pay is accepted at over 1 million retail locations including Subway, Walgreens, Whole Foods, GameStop, Staples, and many more.
All Android devices running Android KitKat or newer with NFC will be able to use Android Pay. It’s also available on all carriers. Credit and debit cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Also included are most popular US banks including American Express, Bank of America, U.S. Bank. Citi, Wells Fargo, and many more. For a limited time you’ll be able to transfer any card you had on Google Wallet to Android Pay regardless of what bank it’s tied to.
Android Pay will also soon support mobile checkout in various applications and will also support special offers and loyalty cards in the future.
If you want to check out Android Pay now, you can download the APK here (you’ll also need the update version of Google Play services) or wait for the update to come manually through Google Play. The update will come as an update to the old Google Wallet application which is already installed on your device. A new Google Wallet app is also available for non-NFC based transactions (sending money, etc).