Enabling GCash Payments in Google (via Play Store, Youtube, etc.)

Buying something in the Google ecosystem without a credit or debit card is a bit of a hassle — even if we have options in the form of GCash Mastercard or the AMEX Virtual Pay within the GCash app.

Sometimes people don’t have their Mastercard cards with them. AMEX sometimes is bothersome because you need to remember the CVV or generate it every time you pay.

Fortunately, Google has now an integration with GCash. This means that you can use GCash directly as a payment method. This makes it even more accessible to everyone, especially those who don’t have credit or debit cards to pay with, in the first place.

What do I need to start?

You need your phone with you to be able to confirm the linking via your MPIN and OTP.

Do I need to have funds in my GCash to pay in Google?

Yes, since GCash is considered as a cash/debit transaction, you will need to fund your wallet first before you can pay.

How do I put funds into my GCash account?

You have lots of different options in cashing in, and you can also bank transfers (from any bank app to G-XChange, Inc. via Instapay) to fund your wallet.

Can I use GCredit to pay?

No, you can only use your available GCash balance as payment. GCredit is only for QR Payments and Pay Bills.

How do I link my GCash payment method with Google?

You can do this in any window in Google that specifies the payment method. Here are the steps for Google Play and for Youtube:

Linking via Google Play Store

Here are the steps to link your GCash account into your Google Play Store app.

  1. You need to open your Google Play Store app, then open the sidebar.
  2. Click on Payment Methods, and click on “Link GCash”.
  3. You will be brought to a different page, where you need to log in using your mobile number, and your MPIN.
  4. The auto-debit authorization page will come up, and you need to confirm that you can be debited automatically.
  5. Next, you need to input your OTP, and once you do, you’ve linked your account to GCash.

Linking via Youtube

Here are the steps to link your GCash account into your Youtube app.

  1. You need to open your Youtube app, and click on a movie title to rent or buy.
  2. A page will open that will show the different payment methods. Click on “Link GCash”.
  3. You will be brought to a different page, where you need to log in using your mobile number, and your MPIN.
  4. The auto-debit authorization page will come up, and you need to confirm that you can be debited automatically.
  5. Next, you need to input your OTP, and once you do, you’ve linked your account to GCash.

Where else in Google can I use this?

Once you’ve linked GCash as a payment method, you can use this as payment method in all of Google services. For example, I’ve used it with my Google One subscription (used for Google storage).

Here is a list of all Google products.

Once GCash is linked as payment method, you can use it to pay for all types of products and subscriptions, even developer or business centered products like Google Cloud or Google Ads.

I’ve linked my GCash into my Google Account. How do I keep track of my subscriptions in Google Play Store?

Sometimes, we allow it when an app adds us into a subscription, then forget about it until we get debited. We need to regularly manage the subscriptions in the Google Play Store.

Here are the steps:

  1. Open your Google Play Store and open the side menu.
  2. Select Subscriptions option.
  3. Once inside the subscriptions page, you can select a particular one to see the details.
  4. Click on “Cancel subscription”. A questionnaire will pop-up to ask why you are cancelling. Select your choice and click on Continue.

Summary

GCash has now integrated with Google and is one of the payment methods available. Once linked, you can use GCash as a payment method to all Google services and products. This will help anyone who has no credit card and only depends on GCash as a digital wallet.

If you’re interested, here are some more related topics:

If you’d like to learn more about GCash, I created a how-to on the basics of GCash.

Here is a list of links if you’re interested with the main GCash functions:

If you are also interested in knowing what resources I used in making this blog happen, please take a look at my resources page.

How do you like the tutorial? Did I miss anything? Please add your comments and suggestions below!

5 thoughts on “Enabling GCash Payments in Google (via Play Store, Youtube, etc.)”

  1. When linking my GCash to Google Playstore, I can successfully do Steps 1, 2, and 3. The auto-debit authorization page pops up for just a couple of seconds and my screen will have a “white screen” and freezes for a long time. Thus, I can’t link my GCash to Google Playstore. Please help.

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  2. i want to buy super chat in ypitube, when I pay thru gcash it says auto debit, does it mean if i will proceed to payment I will be deducted automatically everyday?

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