Samsung Pay has been around for awhile now, on various carriers in the United States including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and even U.S. Cellular. Verizon was notably missing from the list when Samsung launched its mobile payment service back in September, but Big Red was quick to let users know that it would bring support for Samsung Pay to compatible devices via a future software update. That update arrived to the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5 and S6 Edge+ on October 18th, though there was still no way for owners of these devices to actually download the application from the Play Store.
That changes today, as Samsung Pay has finally made its way to Google Play. If you happen to own one of the devices listed above and currently use Verizon’s network, head to the Google Play link below to download the app. If you have a supported device and already have the app installed thanks to a previous software update, the app should show up as “installed” in the Play Store.
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In case you’re unfamiliar, Samsung Pay uses both NFC and MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) to make mobile payments. You’ll need a VISA, MasterCard or American Express card from Bank of America, Citi or U.S. Bank in order to use the service at the moment, but Samsung says support for more banks and cards will be added in the near future.
Download Samsung Pay from the Play Store