💡 To use Google Pay, start by updating the Holvi app! You'll need the latest version. Google Pay is currently only available in Finland and Germany.
Google Pay is available on all modern Android phones (KitKat 4.4+). However, to pay in stores using Google Pay, your phone must support NFC (near-field communication) and HCE (host card emulation). When you place your phone over a contactless payment terminal in a store, NFC and HCE work together to send your payment information to the store so you can make your purchase.
To find out whether your device is compatible with Google Pay, open Settings on your phone and navigate to Wireless & networks (or Connections) > More. If you see NFC listed, you’ll be able to pay using Google Pay in stores.
Will Google Pay be offered to other EU countries?
The short answer is yes. Now that we’ve built the functionality, we’re working on bringing Google Pay to our wider customer base in other European countries.