Have a Google Play gift card? Know how to redeem it

You can redeem a Google Play gift card and purchase content like movies, books and many games.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 13:38 IST
Google Play Store
Know simple and easy tips to redeem Google Play gift card.  (Pixabay)
Google Play Store
Know simple and easy tips to redeem Google Play gift card.  (Pixabay)

Google Play is one of the most used app stores across the globe. It doesn't only host a plethora of day-to-day apps but also offer music services, books, movies and videos. Though most of the daily used apps are available for free, there are several books, movies and music that come with a rental charge. To access these services, you need to either pay the rental charge via your bank account or you can redeem a Google Play gift card, if you have one. Google restricts underage user accounts from Google Play, however, they can use Google Play gift cards to purchase content without giving them access to your credit card. You can use it to buy contents like books, movies, games and others by redeeming a Google Play gift card. Here's how you can redeem a Google Play Gift Card.

How to redeem a Google Play gift card

20 Minutes
  • Smartphone
  • Laptop
  • Updated browser
  • Internet
Step 1:

Open the Google Play Store app that came pre-installed on your phone — or the Google Play website play.google.com

Step 2:

Tap your profile picture available in the top right corner of the screen and head to Payments & subscriptions.

Step 3:

Tap Redeem gift code and copy-paste the code from your email into the provided space.

Step 4:

If you have a physical gift card, you can tap Scan gift card to take a picture of the revealed code rather than having to peck it in yourself.

Step 5:

Tap Redeem > Confirm to confirm the account you want to redeem the gift card to and it’s done. 

How to redeem a physical Google Play gift card?

Redeeming a physical gift card is almost similar to redeeming a virtual one. Follow these simple steps to redeem the Google Play physical gift card.

1. The first, and second steps will be similar as mentioned above.

2. Now, tap on the redeem gift code and then click on the Scan gift card button.

3. Next, scratch or peel the layer hiding the code on your physical card and scan the code.

4Tap on redeem and confirm. It's done.

Once the gift card is redeemed, you can buy apps, games, movies, TV shows, and books via it.

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First Published Date: 11 Jul, 17:13 IST