Google officially announces gift cards, coming to RadioShack, Target, and GameStop

August 21, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Accessories, Android apps, Android News, Google


Gift cards have been expected to launch in the Google Play Store ever since the latest version of the Play Store was revealed to contain an area for redeeming gift card codes.

Today, Google officially announced the information as well as the important details surrounding its terms of use and purchase locations. To begin, the gift cards will be able to purchase Android apps, in-app purchases, movies, music, and books.  Unfortunately, Google will not allow gift cards to be used on app subscriptions, magazine subscriptions, hardware purchases, or accessory purchases.

As mentioned in the title, RadioShack, Target, and GameStop will be among the first partner stores to launch the gift cards.  Interested customers can make a visit to any of these retail stores within the next couple of weeks.  At this time, it appears Google Play gift cards are limited to the U.S. only, but hopefully that changes.  In addition, will begin offering the gift cards later this month for those who wish to purchase one online.

Lastly, the gift cards will be availble in $10, $25, and $50 denominations as detailed by the picture above.  Again, the gift cards will be available for purchase in RadioShack, Target, GameStop, and in the next couple of weeks.

[Google Play]