Why You Should Buy a Google Play Gift Card Today

A Google Play gift card gives you access to thousands of apps, moves, TV shows and more. No matter what you’re into, Google Play has something for everyone.

As you may have guessed, Google runs the Play Store. You can buy gift cards online, or in stores. Places like Amazon, PayPal, Target, Walmart and even GameStop sell Google Play gift cards online.

Gift cards are a quick, easy way to give recipients the chance to buy the things they want. You don’t have to guess what they want.

If you’re on the fence about buying a Google Play gift card, here are some reasons to take the dive and get one today.

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Buy Apps, Games, Movies and More

The Google Play Store has just about everything you can imagine – movies, apps, music, books and more.

You can even download the latest movies right to your phone, tablet or other Android device with just a few taps.

If it’s out on DVD, you can buy it on the Play Store.

What’s really nice about the Play Store is that you can find exactly what you want. If you already know the title, just search for it.

If you don’t know what to watch, you can browse by:

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[list_item]Type (TV show, or movie)[/list_item]
[list_item]New releases[/list_item]
[list_item]Top chart[/list_item]
[list_item]Most popular movies[/list_item]
[list_item]Recommendations for you[/list_item]
[list_item]Movie deals[/list_item]
[list_item]New and trending[/list_item]

You can even rent movies from the Google Play store, and you get an entire month (30 days) to watch it.

I really love having the ability to rent movies. Instead of spending $15-$20 to own a movie that I’ll probably only watch once or twice, I can spend less than $6 to watch it as many times as I want for the entire month.

Google Play makes it so easy to watch the movies and TV shows you want however you want.

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[list_item]If you’re a person who loves a bargain, buy movies that are on sale or check out their bundles, which gives you multiple movies for one low price.[/list_item]
[list_item]If you love watching the latest dramas, you can buy the new releases.[/list_item]
[list_item]If you just want to watch a movie but don’t care to own it, you can rent it.[/list_item]

You can even pay for YouTube TV with your Play gift card.

And if you’re not interested in Google’s TV and movie catalog, you can use your gift card to pay for Netflix (country restrictions apply).


eBooks and Audiobooks

Want to listen to an audiobook? Download it instantly from the Google Play store. Want a regular eBook? You can download that, too.

Just like the movie section, books are sorted into categories that make it easy to find what you want:

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[list_item]Top charts[/list_item]
[list_item]New releases[/list_item]
[list_item]Special deals[/list_item]

And like with movies, you can rent books for cheap. For just a few dollars, you get access to the book for 3 days. If you’re the type of person who can sit down and get through an entire book really quickly, renting will save you money and allow you to read dozens of books for pennies on the dollar.

Think of it as your online library.

You can even rent textbooks through Google Play. If there’s a college student in your life, he or she can use a Google Play gift card to rent textbooks for their classes – saving them so much money in the process.

They have a wide range of textbooks, including:

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[list_item]Political science[/list_item]
[list_item]Language learning[/list_item]
[list_item]Social science[/list_item]
[list_item]Business and leadership[/list_item]
[list_item]Information technology[/list_item]
[list_item]Math and science[/list_item]
[list_item]Nursing and medical[/list_item]
[list_item]Writing and composition[/list_item]
[list_item]Fine arts[/list_item]

Just about every kind of textbook you can imagine is available on the Google Play store.

Magazine lovers can also buy their favorite publications and pay for subscriptions through the Play store. Whether you’re into fashion, sports, politics or anything in between, you can find a magazine on the Play store that will pique your interests.

You can even buy comic books if that’s your thing.

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Do you know /someone who is obsessed with mobile gaming or using apps? They can use a Google Play gift card to buy games, make in-app purchases or buy apps that they love.

There are thousands of apps on the store in every possible category you can think of, including:

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[list_item]Augmented reality[/list_item]
[list_item]Health and fitness[/list_item]

There are apps for both kids and adults, so a gift card is useful for everyone.

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If there’s a music lover in your life, a Google Play gift card will allow them to purchase singles and albums from all of their favorite artists.

They can even use their gift card to buy Google Play Music, which is a lot like Spotify Premium. You can stream all the music you want with no ads for a set price each month. There’s even a family plan that allows you to have up to six people on one account.

Google’s music library is huge. There are millions of songs to choose from and in every genre imaginable, including:

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[list_item]New age[/list_item]
[list_item]Easy listening[/list_item]

You can easily find new releases and even view songs on the top charts to find singles or albums to buy.

Makes a Thoughtful Gift – Something for Everyone

The Google Play store has something for everyone, so a gift card is a thoughtful gift for the people you love.

Whether they’re into music, movies, games or reading, the Play store will have something they want or need.

Some people say that gift cards are impersonal gifts, but in reality, most people want them. They like being able to buy whatever they want. And unless you know the person really well, it can be a hit or miss when buying a regular gift.

And the great thing about a Google Play gift card is that the recipient can use it right online. There’s no need to go to the store to find that perfect item they want. They can buy their gift right from the comfort of home.


Android Has More Users Than iOS

Worried that the recipient won’t be able to use the gift card? Don’t be. Contrary to what you might have heard, Android has taken over the smartphone and mobile device market.

In fact, Android owns 76.67% of the global mobile operating system market, while iOS owns just 22.09%. In 2017, Google’s Android had over 2 billion active monthly devices. Users downloaded more than 82 billion apps that year from the Play Store.
Needless to say, Android isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Even if the recipient doesn’t have an Android phone, there’s a good chance that they have an Android tablet.

You can rest assured that your gift card won’t go to waste if you give it as a gift.

There’s Always Something New
The Google Play store is one of the biggest app, music and movie stores in the world. Their library of content is constantly growing. In fact, new digital content is released daily.

From apps to movies and books, there is always something new available on the store. Even if the recipient is someone who always has the latest everything, they will be able to buy whatever new thing is released after they get their gift card.
Everyone will appreciate a Google Play gift card, even the person who has everything.

Can be Exchanged or Sold

What if you buy a Google Play gift card, and the recipient doesn’t want anything on the Play store or is one of the few people who doesn’t have an Android device?
Don’t panic.

They can sell or exchange the gift card for whatever they want. And they won’t have a problem getting someone to buy their card – Google Play gift cards are in high-demand.

There are quite a few legitimate marketplaces where you can exchange or sell gift cards. You may even be able to find a cheap Google Play gift card on there.

Just make sure that the recipient knows the risks of selling or exchanging gift cards because there are a lot of scams out there. What I like to do is attach a little note about it in with my gift. Some people may balk at my note idea, but I just want to protect the person who will be exchanging or selling the card.

I politely tell them that if they wish to exchange their card or sell it for cash, they should research the marketplace thoroughly first. I sometimes add a list of places that I know are legitimate so that they can use a trustworthy platform.

If you’re the one who received or bought a Play gift card and want to sell/exchange it, make sure that you also do your research and choose only a legitimate platform.

A few recommendations from Google include:

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[list_item]Never use your gift card outside of the Play store.[/list_item]
[list_item]Never share your gift card code with anyone.[/list_item]

It’s best to read reviews and recommendations before selling or exchanging your gift card. It can be really tricky to navigate the marketplace.

Even if you’re exchanging physical gift cards in person, you have no real way of knowing whether the card is still valid or has a balance unless you try to use it or call the number to check the balance.

Tread carefully and be smart about exchanges and sales of gift cards. Someone just needs to see your code, and they can use it. It’s really easy to get scammed.

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Give Back to Those in Need

Maybe you have no need for a Play gift card, but you don’t want to sell or exchange it. Maybe you’d rather use the value of the card to donate to charity.
With Google Play, you can do that.

Now, there are some restrictions with donations. Only users in certain countries can give to charities:

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What’s great about this is that 100% of your contribution will go to the nonprofit that you choose. So, if you’re in a giving mood, you can feel good about making a donation through the Play store. And you can choose the organization directly.

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Some of the non-profits you can donate to include:

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[list_item]Charity: water: An organization that aims to solve the water crisis and bring clean water to people in developing countries.[/list_item]
[list_item]American Red Cross: Arguably the most well-known charity, the American Red Cross helps those facing natural disasters and emergencies.[/list_item]
[list_item]Room to Read: Focuses on literacy and gender equality in education among low-income communities.[/list_item]
[list_item]Girls Who Code: An organization that focuses on educating and inspiring girls to pursue careers in computing.[/list_item]
[list_item]Doctors Without Borders USA: Provides medical care to victims of disasters, disease and war regardless of their race, political affiliation or religion.[/list_item]
[list_item]Save the Children: An organization that aims to give children to learn and live a healthy life while protecting them from harm. [/list_item]
[list_item]International Rescue Committee: Responds to the worst humanitarian crises. They help families whose lives have been torn apart by conflict and disaster. They aim to help them survive, recover and gain back control of their lives. The organization was founded in 1933 at the behest of Albert Einstein.[/list_item]
[list_item]World Food Program USA: Leading the fight to end hunger in the United States. [/list_item]
[list_item]UNICEF: Provides health care, clean water, immunizations, nutrition, education, emergency help and more to children around the world. They operate in 190 countries and territories.[/list_item]
[list_item]World Wildlife Fund US: Leading the fight to protect nature for more than 50 years. Their mission is to conserve nature and address the threats to diversity on Earth.[/list_item]

No matter your passion, there’s a cause you can donate to through the Google Play store.

A Google Play gift card makes a great gift for a loved one – or yourself. You have so many options, from movies to music, books and more. No matter what you’re into, the Play store has something for you.