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PayPal expands Apple integration, will become a payment option in 11 new markets

PayPal expands Apple integration, will become a payment option in 11 new markets
From TechCrunch - July 12, 2017

PayPal this morning announced an expanded partnership with Apple, which will now see the payment method becoming available as an option on iOS devices, in addition to being available in more markets. Before today, U.S. users could add PayPal as their payment method on iTunes desktop on Mac and Windows when configuring their Apple account, but this expansion means that same feature will be expanded to 11 new countries.

This list includes Canada, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Israel, France, the U.K., Australia, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

PayPal said this morning the rollout begins today with Canada and Mexico, and others will go live soon. However, we understand that the feature has actually reached all the newly supported markets. PayPal appears to have quietly changed its blog posts wording to reflect this, as well.

Once added, users in the supported markets will be able to use PayPal to pay for their purchases in the App Store, including in-app purchases and subscriptions, as well as things like Apple Music, iTunes TV shows and movies, iBooks and iCloud storageno matter what device theyre using with their Apple account.

In addition, PayPal will be added as a payment option directly on iOS, which was not previously available, the company tells us. This will be available in all 12 markets, including the U.S. and the newly added 11 others.

That means youll now be able to go into your iOS Settings and switch your accounts default payment method over to PayPal right on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. After doing so, all your purchases will be charged to PayPalno credit or debit card required. This includes those purchases you may make via your Apple TV or Apple Watch, too, says PayPal.

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