Android Pay Opening The Doors To In-App Purchases Starting Today

androidpayA few months after Google launched Android Pay into the wild, the company says the payment system will make the hop from tap-and-pay transactions at stores to include in-app purchases as well.

Over on the Android Official Blog, the company says about a dozen apps have integrated Android Pay into their systems, allowing users to pay for things like a ride from here to there or a hot meal delivered directly to your door: Google is kicking things off with partners including Lyft, OpenTable, HotelTonight and DoorDash, and says many others will soon be including the feature in the coming months.

To help encourage smartphone users to use Android Pay, some of those partners are also offering limited-time deals, like $20 off on OpenTable, a $10 discount on a Lyft ride, $10 off DoorDash and others.

A number of major retailers have already agreed to be included on the Android Pay chain outside of in-app purchases: McDonald’s, Subway, Macy’s, Meijer, BJ’s, Petco, Foot Locker, Staples, Whole Foods, Walgreens, GameStop, and Panera.

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