People in the UK have long been able to purchase apps and other goodies from the Google Play store using traditional methods, but as of yet there hasn't been an option to buy gift cards for redemption online like you can with other stores.

Fortunately, it looks like that could soon be changing; the Google Play redeem page now allows you to enter a redemption code from a gift card, although you can't actually buy the cards in shops yet. This could be an indication that gift cards are on their way, but we can't confirm this or speculate about a time frame just yet.


Disorganized Christmas shoppers will undoubtedly be hoping that the gift cards make their way onto shop shelves before the holidays are underway, but if Google wanted to roll the service in time for the festive season, they probably would have done it already. Still, we'll be keeping our eyes open for any updates, so don't un-cross those fingers just yet.

Source: Google Wallet via Google Plus

(Thanks, Lee!)

John Thompson
John's been addicted to technology ever since he tinkered with his first custom built PC when he was 10 years old. He's also the proud owner of seven Amazon Kindles, but only because he destroyed the first six.

  • http://kennydude.me/ Joe Simpson

    I hope promo codes are released soon....

  • Al

    I hope this is not yet another Google screwup when on a tight deadline

  • http://www.androidradar.de/ Leif

    Here in Germany this site is already available for months, but still no gift-cards. The only difference is that it still shows US$ here instead of €.

  • Neil Thomas

    I swear these are already here? I've seen Google Play giftcards in Sainsburys

  • ArberBeq

    they better let developers give out free app download codes for their paid apps.

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      From everything I've been told, this sounds like it's a fairly long way off. If this happens, the earliest I would expect it would be Google I/O 2013.

  • Blah

    Come on Google. Hurry up with the gift cards please. There's huge demand for them.

  • Mack Trotter


  • Mack Trotter

    ha ha ha

  • santa khalil


  • adnan

    My one doesn't work play store

  • Soiyy Soiyy


  • Adrian Concepcion

    How can I download.? The hell I'm only using an Android phone haha

  • Charles