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Google Play gift cards come to Malaysia; Merchant registration available in Myanmar, Slovenia, and Uruguay

We spend a lot of time here on Android Police talking about features that are exclusive/limited to some countries, and two of those are the ability for a developer to register to sell apps on the Play Store, and for users to buy gift cards and Google Play balance. The former is expanding to three countries, while the latter is launching in a new one.

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[Deal Alert] Best Buy Online Has The Chromecast At $29.99 Again, Plus $20 Of Google Play Store Credit

If you're one of the few people in the US who wants a Chromecast for your living room and doesn't yet have one, you might want to check out this Best Buy sale. The already inexpensive dongle has been reduced to $29.99 ($5 off), and it comes with $20 of free Google Play Store credit. Assuming you'll eventually spend twenty bones on the Play Store (and I should hope any regular AP reader would), the effective price is a cool ten bucks.

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The offer is in addition to Google's standard Chromecast promotional package, which currently includes 90 days of Google Play Music All Access, two months of Hulu Plus, a free copy of the original X-Men from Google Play, three months of DramaFever (an international soap opera app), and a free trial of EPIX.

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Google Play Store Gift Cards Are Finally Available In Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, And Sweden

Google has an odd definition of "soon." For example, five of the countries that just received access to Google Play gift cards were first told that they were coming "soon" almost five months ago, and the last one has been waiting a further six weeks. Oh well, I suppose it's best not to look a gift card in the mouth. Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, and Sweden have been added to Google's gift card system, and merchants should have gift cards in stock well before Christmas.

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Belgium, Finland, and Ireland all get cards with Euro values of 15, 25, and 50, while Denmark, Norway, and Sweden get 150, 250, and 500 Krone/Krona cards.

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[Weekend Poll] Have You Ever Purchased A Play Store Gift Card?

Gift cards for digital storefronts have been around some time, but Google first unveiled them for the Play Store back in 2012, just a little over two years ago. Since then, they've been rolled out to a fair number of countries across the world, and we're curious: have you ever actually bought one?

I, myself, have not. In the US, there's less need for them because credit and debit cards are very common, but in other locales, this may not be the case. Additionally, underage persons looking to buy content on the Play Store may have no option besides gift cards, and that demographic probably is a very important one in the overall gift card economy.

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[Deal Alert] Best Buy Is Selling Play Store Gift Cards For 10% Off: $50 For $45, $25 For $22.50 With Free Shipping

Look, if you're a dedicated Android user, eventually you're going to spend at least twenty-five bucks on apps, games, movies, music, books, magazines, or in-app purchases in the Play Store. At least I hope so, for the sake of the developers. That being the case, why not save a little bit by taking advantage of Best Buy's generosity? Right now the retailer is offering 10% off on purchases of Google Play gift cards.

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It looks like the only denominations currently being discounted are the $25 (now $22.50) and $50 (now $45) cards, but that's still $2-5 you would have spent that you now don't have to.

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'Redeem' Option Now Shows Up In The UK Mobile Play Store, Gift Cards Likely Coming Soon

Yesterday, the gift card redeem page went live in the UK's Google Play Store, suggesting that gift cards will be hitting the scene relatively soon. It looks like Google is already gearing up for launch, as the option just showed up in the mobile Play Store, as well.

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Of course, there's still one major problem: Play Store cards can't yet be purchased anywhere in the UK. In fact, they're not available anywhere aside from the U.S. for the time being.

Given the evidence, however, we fully expect that El Goog will officially announce Play Store gift card availability in the UK fairly soon.

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The Google Play Store Now Allows You To Buy Play Store Credit Directly From The Web

Update: Google has updated its Play gift card support page to reflect this change, and this change hints that at some point this feature might allow you to gift Play Store credit:

Note: You may only purchase Google Play credit to add to your own Google Play balance - at this time, it is not possible, aside from purchasing a physical Google Play gift card from a retail store, to add to another user’s Google Play balance as a gift.

Google has just introduced a brand-new feature on the Play Store that's sure to be useful to many people - Play Store credit is now purchasable directly through the Play Store site.

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