Users may now pay for subscriptions on the Play Store using UPI

Users may now pay for subscriptions on the Play Store using UPI

Following the new implementations that permit UPI Autopay technology offered under UPI 2.0 by NPCI, here's how to use UPI for paying subscriptions on the Google Play Store.


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Google has introduced an automatic payment option based on UPI for users in India and the ability to pay for subscriptions using UPI (1). Before introducing this new feature, users could only use UPI to pay for software, games, and in-app purchases. However, they may also use the technique to make recurring payments.

The implementation of the UPI Autopay technology made available under UPI 2.0 by NPCI (2) is made possible by the implementation, enabling users to make recurring payments through the UPI app of their choice. Since the RBI's (3) new regulations forbade storing credit or debit card information without user authorization, numerous users have experienced card payment failures.

The recently introduced UPI support for subscriptions can be used to replace the new bank card regulations that the RBI has established.

Users may now pay for subscriptions on the Play Store using UPI

The following outlines how to use UPI Autopay for Google Play Store subscriptions:

All users need to do to subscribe is open any application or OTT service. No program hides its subscription page, so wherever subscription plans are offered, they are obvious and easy to find. Every application offers many extra features above and beyond its free plan, depending on the monthly package size.

Depending on the package the user chooses, the Google Play pop-up window for payments opens after the user chooses a plan. Click on the UPI ID if the user has already added it as a payment method; otherwise, choose "Pay with UPI" and enter a new UPI ID. Save the UPI ID to your Google Play account after you've added it; doing so will make it simpler for you to access it in the future for similar payments.

After adding the UPI, the user may continue by clicking the large "subscribe" button on the screen. Following authentication, the user will receive an SMS or notice from the relevant UPI requesting them to approve the autopay request.

Following approval, the first month's payment will be automatically withdrawn from the user's bank account. Autopay will also ensure that the user won't have to carry out this procedure in the upcoming months manually.

Learn how to discontinue an ongoing Google Play Store subscription:

With Autopay, the user's bank account will continue to be automatically debited on an ongoing basis for the duration of the subscription to the application. Therefore, to stop automatic payments from occurring when the user no longer needs the services, they must manually cancel the subscription as soon as possible.

It is significant because Google Play Stores does not provide subscription purchase refunds.

On the device, access the Google Play Store by tapping the account symbol in the top right corner, then choose "Payments and subscriptions" to cancel a subscription. Select the subscription you want to cancel by tapping on Subscriptions, then click "Cancel Subscription" and follow the on-screen directions.

Users may now pay for subscriptions on the Play Store using UPI
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Even Apple recently eliminated the ability for subscribers and app users in India to pay for subscriptions and purchases using bank cards. Users must now pay with their Apple ID (4) balance to continue using and enjoying their subscriptions, which can be supplemented via app store codes, net banking, and UPI.

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