Android Pay can now be used to make purchases inside apps

Android Pay comes to your apps. Photo: Google

Android Pay comes to your apps. Photo: Google

You can now use Android Pay to make purchases inside compatible Android apps. Lyft, OpenTable, and Wish are some of the titles that already support Google’s mobile payment service, and many more will be updated with Android Pay support in the coming months.

Millions of users have activated Android Pay since it launched this fall, Google says, and over 1 million locations across the U.S. now accept Android Pay payments. The next step is one that brings Android Pay closer to Apple Pay: in-app availability.

Starting today, a number of Android apps will offer Android Pay as a payment option at checkout. Some are even celebrating its arrives with limited-time deals and discounts for those who use Android Pay, like $20 off on OpenTable dining, $10 off your Lyft ride, $10 off DoorDash, and up to 30% off Vinted.

Android Pay support means you no longer have to pull out your credit card on the go to make a quick purchase. You don’t even need to enter any information; simply select Android Pay, authorize the transaction with your fingerprint, and you’re done.

Android developers who want to integrate Android Pay into their own apps can find the information and resources they need on Google’s developer site.

Android Pay’s next step will be its expansion into China in the first half of 2016, Google has confirmed. ANZ, Westpac, and many other banks have signed up to support the service, which will be available wherever NFC payments are available, such as 7-Eleven, McDonald’s, and Telstra.