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Google Play Gift Card introduced in Japan, First country in Asia

The Google Play Gift Cards were launched in August Last year when the images of the gift cards started to leak. Over the course of a year, they were made available in Australia, France, Canada, UK, U.S and Germany. On December 9th 2013, Google play Gift Cards were introduced for the first time in Japan for Android users.

The vouchers can be utilized for a number of functions such as purchasing new games, apps, movies, books, magazines and music via Google Play.

This is a video that shows you how to redeem a Google Play Gift card:

Some features of the Gift Card:

  • With Google Play Gift Card users can upload up to 20,000 of their songs on Google Play for free and instantly access their music on the web and any Android device. 
  • Users can buy a movie on their phone and stream it on their computer. They could then pause it and finish watching it on their tablet later on. 
  • It can be used towards millions of songs, books, apps, movies, and more from the Google Play store. Redeemable on the Web or Android devices, no credit card needed. gplay3
  • The gift cards do not have an expiry date and can be used on the Web or through Android devices. They can be redeemed with a code here
  • Japanese users can utilize the gift card to enjoy puzzles and Dragons and the popular drama of the topic "Hanzawa Naoki", "Monsters University", etc., in Google Play.  
  • Users can pick up credit in the denominations of: $14.55 (1500 Yen), $29.10 (3000 Yen), $48.50 (5000 Yen), $97 (10,000 Yen), $145.50 (15,000 Yen) and $194.01 (20,000 Yen).

Japan is the first country in Asia where the Gift Cards have been deployed. Over a period of several weeks, the national Seven - Eleven, Family Mart, Lawson, Circle K Sunkus, Three F and Ministop will be able to purchase on Don Quixote and Ito-Yokado.

Chiraag Patel

Chiraag Patel is a Senior Reporting Analyst and the Editor of Bitcoin and Virtual Currency channels at Lets Talk Payments. He is an engineer with deep interest in MMORPG, Virtual Banking, Game Currency and Virtual Cash. Chiraag enjoys Reading& Blogging with focus on New Innovation, Technology & Startups in the Payments Space.

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