Android Pay partners with Visa and Mastercard

Google have put strategic partnerships in place with Visa and Mastercard to bring Android Pay to more places on the mobile web. Android Pay users will soon be able to pay on hundreds of thousands of new sites where Visa Checkout or Masterpass are accepted using their preferred device authentication method – like fingerprint recognition.

Android Pay’s open platform also makes the payment integration easy for merchants and developers. Merchants who have enabled Visa Checkout or Masterpass on their sites will instantly benefit from these enhanced payment experiences as the buttons will update automatically.

Consumers should start to see the new integrations with Visa Checkout and Masterpass within the Android Pay app in early 2017.