Google, in all its infinite wisdom, is yet to come up with a single, unified platform for payments.
The movie ticketing service is among a handful of companies joining in the launch of the newly rebranded Google Pay, which brings together Google's various payment platforms, including Android Pay and Google Wallet, under one unified service.
Google Wallet, as it was originally known, allowed users to both send funds to one another, like Venmo or PayPal, and use their phone's NFC capabilities for tap-and-pay physical transactions.
This all-new Google Pay branding was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 event being held in Las Vegas.
The P2P money sending platform Google Wallet's all of the features are implemented in the Google Pay system, at the same time with all capabilities of Android Pay. Instead of pulling the GWallet plug altogether, though, the peer-to-peer payments service is uniting with Android Pay for a "simpler, safer, and more consistent" experience. Google Pay already works with sites like Airbnb, Dice, HungryHouse, Fandango, and more sites will likely add support in the coming future. Apparently Google Pay combines all these former stabs at the universal smartphone payment system. Have you noticed the Google Pay branding yet? Google says you'll see Google Pay online, in-store, and across Google products, as well as when you're paying friends.
How often do you use Google's payment service?