What Can You Use Google Play Credit For?

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By Paul

  • Google Play credit, a digital currency, facilitates purchases in the Google Play Store, covering apps, games, books, movies, and TV shows. Obtainable from the store or select retailers, it’s also earned through tasks. While it pays for subscriptions and in-app purchases, it isn’t convertible to cash or transferable.Originally the Android Market, Google Play has been Android’s official app hub since 2012. Users access content across devices, even on iOS. Google Opinion Rewards awards credits for answering surveys, enriching the experience of spending your earned credits.

    Ready to make the most of your Google Play Credits? Let’s explore how.

What Can I Use Google Play Credit For?

Google Opinion Rewards rewards users with Google Play Credits when they answer short surveys linked to browsing, location history, and other online activities mainly associated with Google’s services. Later, you can buy paid apps from the store.

While buying and downloading paid apps from the Google Play website is one of the most common redemption ways, you can also use credit for other things. Let’s learn how to redeem your credits and get the best bang for your buck or virtual dollar.

Buy or rent books and movies.

You can pick from millions of apps and games on the Google Play store app, but you can also purchase or rent other things like Google Playbooks and movies with your credits. The best part? They’re affordable! However, I prefer renting movies and books from the Google Play store because it’s cheaper! Another great reason to use the Google Play Store app is that it offers the best streaming service for cutting the cord. With a wide selection of affordable Google Playbooks and movies available for purchase or rent, you can easily find your favorite titles without committing to a costly cable subscription.

In-app as well as in-game purchases

Not everyone knows that they can make in-app and in-game purchases with credits. You do now, so go ahead and unlock the full version of apps or remove those annoying ads in-app by adding your praises as the payment method. You can also buy things and add-ons inside the games from your Google Play store!

YouTube Premium subscription

Fed up with intrusive ads during podcasts or music videos? Good news! Employ your Google Play credits to subscribe to YouTube Premium, ensuring an uninterrupted, ad-free experience. If your balance is insufficient, simply engage in more surveys to accumulate credits and revel in the ad-free benefits of YouTube Premium—for free!



Google One subscription

Google One represents a cloud storage solution provided by Google. It’s like your own drive but with a super high storage cap that you can pick. However, your Google Drive is restricted to 15GB free per user, but thanks to Google One, you can get extra storage between 100GB and 30TB per user. And just as with YouTube Premium, you can buy a Google One subscription with your credits.

Paid or premium apps

Last but certainly not least, you can buy paid or premium apps from your Google Play store. You can buy keys to unlock premium or pro features inside free apps.

What Can I Spend Google Play Credit On?

You can use Google Play credit for paid apps, premium features, movie/music purchases or rentals, and in-app/game transactions. It extends to covering subscriptions like YouTube Premium and Google One. Remember, credit transfer to PayPal or a bank account isn’t possible. Be mindful of the one-year expiration, and if needed, merge it with other payment methods for seamless transactions.

Can I Use Google Play Balance On Amazon?

You can use your balance on Amazon for app purchases via Amazon products. For instance, if you visit the Amazon Pay page, you can log in and choose Google Play as a purchase option. However, you can’t purchase any physical products, only apps.

Can I Convert Google Play Credit To Cash?

You can convert your credit to a physical Google Play gift card or e-card from online retailers like Amazon. However, converting your credit to cash is a bit more complicated. 

So far, I haven’t found a verified or official way that you can send credits to PayPal, but what I did find is that you can get your Google Play account, as well as your PayPal account, shut down because converting any Google Play gift cards or credits, goes against their terms and conditions, so keep that in mind.

If you still want to try it, download the Coin Factory app from the Google Play store to buy coins from your Google Play balance, convert them into cash, and wait up to 1 week for the money to be unloaded into your payment account.

Can I Transfer my Google Play Balance To PayPal?

Unfortunately, despite what others say, you can’t transfer your balance to your PayPal account. Furthermore, if you add some money to your Google Play balance, you can’t return that money. Gift cards aren’t refundable either, so keep that in mind.


How do I use my Google Play credit?

To use your credit, go to the Google Play store and make your purchase. You can also use your credit to pay for a YouTube Premium or Google One subscription.

Can I transfer my Google Play credit to PayPal?

Unfortunately, you cannot transfer your Google Play credit to PayPal. However, you can use your credit to buy paid or premium apps from the Google Play store, rent movies and music or make in-app and in-game purchases.

Can I convert my Google Play credit to cash?

You can convert your Google Play credit to cash by buying a physical gift card from an online retailer such as Amazon. However, you cannot convert your credit directly to cash.

What can I use my Google Play credit for?

You can use your Google Play credit for different things, such as paying for a YouTube Premium or Google One subscription, buying or renting movies, books, and music from the Google Play store, and making in-app and in-game purchases.

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