Cynthia K. Weisser

How to Redeem Google Play Gift Cards Quick Guide

If you’re the proud owner of an Android smartphone or tablet you’ve probably become very familiar with the Google Play Store and all it has to offer. Everything from apps, games, movies, music, books and much much more. This holiday season many users may have received a Google Play Store gift card, and below we’ll explain how to redeem it.

Google Play gift cards come in $10, $15, $25 and $50 denominations in the United States and similar price points around the world, and can be found from an array of outlets in America.

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Thankfully Google makes it extremely easy to redeem a Google Play gift card whether you’re on a smartphone, tablet, or even a PC.

How to redeem a Google Play gift card

1.Open the Google Play Store app that came pre-installed on your phone.

2.Tap the three-line menu button in the top left corner of the screen.

3.Tap Redeem.

4.Enter the 16-digit code found under the SCRATCH TO REVEAL CODE strip on the back of your physical gift card or in your digital gift card's email.

5.Tap Redeem.

6.Tap Confirm to confirm the account you want to redeem the gift card to.

Once the gift card has been redeemed, you can use it for apps, games, movies, TV shows, music, and books. As a reminder, the Google Play Store is different from the Google Store: Google Play gift cards cannot be used to purchase physical products from the Google Store.

Note: Remember, gift cards can’t be used on physical things like accessories on the Google Store.

How to Redeem a Google Play Gift Card on a Computer

You can easily redeem a Google Play gift card from a computer too, using essentially the same steps and instructions as above. And if you bought the code online, you can copy and paste the code right into the redeem form.

1.Navigate to from a web browser.

2.Click on Redeem near the bottom left corner (or just go to

3.Enter your 16-digit code in the popup.

4.Tap Redeem.

5.Then hit Confirm to add the balance to your Google account.

The balance will almost instantly be available for you to use from the computer or your phone and tablet devices.

Google Play gift card balances are instantly added to your account and available within seconds, and you’ll be ready to buy.

Any of the hundreds of thousands of apps, music, movies or TV, games, books, magazines and much more from the wide selection of content available for your Android device. Enjoy!

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