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Android Pay is now live in the UK, app available in Play Store [Updated: not yet available]

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Update 5/18: Android Pay has officially launched in the UK. Coming soon to Australia and Singapore.

Update: As many have pointed out, the app is not yet in the Play Store. Google has since pulled the original tweet and commented that Android Pay in the UK is “not quite there yet”. An official announcement will likely coincide with I/O tomorrow.

After announcing plans for Android Pay’s first international expansion in March, Google’s contactless payment service is now available in the United Kingdom. According to the official Android Twitter account, those in the country can now download the app and set up the service.

Compared to Apple and even Samsung, Android Pay has seen a slow international rollout. Until now, Android Pay was only available in the US. Google is widely expected to also announce that the service is coming to Australia and possibly other countries at tomorrow’s I/O keynote.

Earlier this month, many stores in the UK began receiving promotional material advertising that Android Pay now works. After downloading the app from the Play Store, users have to enter a compatible credit card. Previously, the app would crash for those in the UK after trying to add a card.

In addition to MasterCard and VISA, customers of the Bank of Scotland, First Direct, HSBC, Halifax, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank, MBNA and Nationwide Building Society will all be able to sign up to use Android Pay.

Download Android Pay now from the Play Store.

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