Google Play Will Soon Add Wish-lists, Gift Cards

All I have to say about this is —- finally, FINALLY Google is set to unveil gift cards for the Google Play store. Gift cards are something that Apple has long since done for iTunes and is long overdue for Google’s own app store, thankfully that’s about to change.

First things first though as Android Police dove into the new Google Play store v3.8.15 APK and uncovered the first bit of evidence that Google is set to unveil gift cards and wishlists. It appears that the url play.google.com/redeem is the likely destination for adding and redeeming gift cards, though at the moment the page returns a “404 page not found” error.

What’s more is the boys at Android Central were sent images of the actual gift cards themselves. Or at least what appears to be an outer wrapping showing increments of $10 and $25, branded for Google Play, with “Music Movies Books Apps & More” at the bottom.

For now, the gift cards seem to be very close to launch, but the actual details about the launch are unknown. Who will carry these? In what increments will they be available?  Most important, where will they be available? Will they be US only at launch? These are questions we need to know Google!

Still, if you’ve been holding out for wishlists and Google Play gift cards, you’re about to get your — wish.

Android Police, Android Central

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  • Deadeye37

    Its about time!  I wouldn’t mind getting one of these every now and then.  There’s always a few apps that I could buy. Unfortunately, the rest of my family is very much into the Apple ecosystem, so this would be useless as a gift to them.

  • eanfoso

    Lol I wonder if with this google is going to make an even better os, since this is hong to raise some sick funds

  • Tbyrne

    Oh crap! Another lawsuit from Apple no doubt!

    • JBLmobileG1

      I should have read the comments before I posted… but my thoughts exactly.

  • JBLmobileG1

    Sounds good to me but I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple came right along and try to sue Google saying they created gift cards first. LOL

    • squiggleslash

      Quite. Let’s not forget that both types of gift card are rectangular, with rounded corners!

      • JBLmobileG1

        LOL

  • squiggleslash

    About time!

  • Enoel69

    Way long over due..i have commented extensively abt this on various sites in the past about the need for this. This was one of the missing pieces preventing the boast in sales on Google market and now play store. For me it is easier to buy one of those cards and load it on my account for purchases than to charge it or thru carrier billing. Seriously this is what has prevented me from buying stuff from the play store. Now i just need a device with a lotta storage…talking to u HTC cuz i have ur devices on my radar screen (One X+ or an HTC JB Nexus)

  • http://www.facebook.com/unfazedrebel Jé Be (Here but Gone)

    Rip off…just use your own payment. Method

  • Bigjohn7187

    I’m sure though that apple will sue the company that actually produces the gift cards for google, claiming that they have some sort of a patent on gift cards that are of a basic rectangular shape, and have a logo on them.

    • Bigjohn7187

      did not read others comments which are so similar to mine.. oops.

  • Esmail Sewid

    i wonder if these gift cards might be able to reload your google prepaid card in google wallet. That would be a very nice feature.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CYQUMMC7Z4UBLSHQAJGNJBKVPM JamesS

    Yes! Wishlist! Now they just need to get more labels in other countries.