Android Pay Adds Support for Visa Checkout and Masterpass in 2017

BY Evan Selleck

Published 24 Oct 2016


Android Pay is getting a couple of new options to make buying things online even easier.

Google has announced that, beginning in early 2017, Android Pay will support integration with Visa Checkout and MasterCard’s Masterpass. This will allow customers to pay through those options, but to authenticate purchases with Android Pay’s security. To work, customers simply need to link their Masterpass or Visa Checkout accounts to Android Pay, and then buy things from websites that support either checkout option.

Once everything is linked, users can authenticate a purchase with their Android device’s fingerprint reader.

The new integration and partnership will go into effect sometime in the beginning of 2017, but no dates were announced.

[via Google]