Google Play gift cards now available in UK (Update: Official)

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Update: Google has now officially announced the availability of Google Play gift cards in UK.  The gift cards will be sold in all UK branches of Tesco and Morrisons. You can read the full press release in the end of this post.

Earlier: After the United States, Google has now started selling the Google Play gift cards in UK. A Eurodroid reader spotted them selling at a Tesco store. The gift cards are currently available in GBP 50, GBP 25 and GBP 10 denominations.

We first heard about the impending availability of Google Play Gift Cards in UK last week, when they were found listed in Google Play support pages.

We are yet to see an official announcement from Google so far, but if you can find one, they are good to use. Google Play gift cards can be redeemed at play.google.com/redeem.

Originally launched in US last August, Google Play cards can be used to purchase content like movies, apps, books and music in the Play Store. These gift cards however only work in the country of purchase, as Google states in the help documentation.

Details about Google Play Gift cards can be read here.

Press Release:

Google Play gift cards now available in the UK

We’re pleased to announce that Google Play gift cards will be available in the UK from today [Wednesday, March 6 2013].

Gift cards make it even easier to buy apps, games, books, movies, music and magazines from Google Play, Google’s one-stop-shop for all your digital entertainment needs.

Over the coming weeks, gift cards will go on sale in all UK branches of Tesco and Morrisons.

The gift cards will be available in denominations of £10, £25 and £50, and can be redeemed against digital contntent purchases on Google Play, including music, magazines, books, movies and apps.

With Google Play, you can buy books, apps, games and music, and rent or buy movies, on the device of your choice – be it a computer, Android phone or tablet. All of this entertainment is available across multiple devices – buy a book on the web, for example, and it’s instantly available on your phone or tablet.

Consumers can access, purchase or rent this digital content in a variety of ways:

On Android devices: Android phone and tablet users can click on the Google Play store app to shop for books, movies, apps, games, magazines, devices and music. All content can be “pinned” to the device for offline use without a data connection;
On the web: Users of Chromebooks, PCs, Macs and all other computers can access their digital content online through the web version of Google Play (play.google.com).

And now users can pay via Google Wallet or by redeeming a Google Play gift card.


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