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Netflix lets Android users pay with their Google Play account

A new way to pay.
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Netflix is giving Android users a new way to settle their monthly bill. As its Play Store listing reveals, the Netflix app on Android will "soon" be updated with a Google Play Billing option. That means customers can choose to have their account charged directly through Google Play, provided they already have some form of payment method stored. In a statement to Variety, the company said it would roll out over "several weeks" to a "segment of members in supported regions." So for now, it seems the option will be restricted to a small group of users. Bummer.

The same feature was added to the Netflix for iOS app last September. If you're lucky enough to gain access, the Android equivalent is worth considering. Switching to Google Play Billing means you can reduce the number of companies that have access to your card details. With the Google Play Store, you also have some additional payment options, such as physical gift cards. Such an option could prove valuable for families and younger Netflix users that don't have access to a debit or credit card.

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