In a blog post this evening, Google announced that Android Pay is supported in Hong Kong starting today. Google’s senior director of product management Pali Bhat made the announcement, declaring “Android Pay says ‘Hei hou’ to Hong Kong.”
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In Hong Kong, Android Pay is supported with MasterCard and Visa cards from BEA, DBS, Dah Sing Bank, Hang Seng Bank, HSBC, and Standard Chartered Bank.
Google says that Android Pay in Hong Kong is supported at over 5,000 locations where contactless payments are accepted, including 7-Eleven, Circle K, Fortress, Mannings, Maxim’s Cakes, MX, McDonald’s, Pacific Coffee, PARKnSHOP, SmarTone, Watsons, Wellcome, and others. The full list of supported retailers can be found here.
Additionally, Android Pay in China supports gift cards, loyalty cards, and other various special offers, just like in other countries.
Android Pay in China is also supported in a variety of applications, making the checkout process significantly easier. Supported apps include Boutir Collect, Deliveroo, Kaligo, Klook, Snaptee, and more. Additionally, Uber will also be supported in the near feature, Google says.
Google also takes the announcement blog post as an opportunity to pitch the service to additional merchants, touting that, because Android Pay is an open platform, merchants can easily add support for the service.
As an open platform, Android Pay is available to merchants that want to push mobile payments forward. In-store merchants can access the Android Pay Merchant Help Centre or reach out to acquirer partners such as DBS, First Data and Hang Seng to learn more about accepting contactless payments.
Much like Apple Pay, Android Pay has gradually been rolling out to additional banks and countries around the world. The service came to the UK earlier this year and has rolled out to other locations such as Australia, as well.
Android users in Hong Kong can get started with Android Pay by heading to the Play Store and downloading the latest version of the app.