+ Saturday November 23rd, 2019

Google has been conducting a limited rollout of Google Play Points in Japan and then Korea. Today the company has announced that it will be expanding, predictably, to the USA.

To earn Google Play Points users need to do is spend real-world money in the Google Play Store on apps, games, movies, TV shows or books. That includes in-app items and subscriptions paid for via the Play Store. For those who are eligible, there are 4 levels for you to aspire towards, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

Here’s a summary of what your points get:

Level# of points you
need to have
Points earned for
every $1 spent
Additional benefits
Bronze0 – 1491 pointIn-app and in-game special earn rates
Movie and book special earn rates
Silver150 – 5991.1 pointsIn-app and in-game special earn rates
Movie and book special earn rates
Silver weekly prizes
Gold600 – 2,3991.2 pointsIn-app and in-game special earn rates
Movie and book special earn rates
Gold weekly prizes
Platinum3,000 or above1.4 pointsIn-app and in-game special earn rates
Movie and book special earn rates
Platinum weekly prizes
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To earn points you simply spend money in the Play Store, the more you send the higher level you get the more points you earn for speeding. Your points do expire however, so keep spending. You will be able to earn bonus points for purchasing specific apps, games, move sand books from the Play Store as well as for participating in weekly events on the Play Store.

To sign up open the Play Store app, open the menu and select Play points. From there you’ll be able to sign up for the program.

So what do you do with all those points? You can use them to get in app items, Play Credit or perhaps even donate to a worth cause such s World Food Program USA, Doctors without Boarders USA or Save the Children’s.

While this is basically a free service it does encourage/ compel people to spend more $$ in the Play Store just to achieve a higher level. That said if you are a bit of a spender on Google Play then perhaps this will benefit you, if it ever comes to your country.

Source: Google.
Source 2: Google.

Duncan Jaffrey   Associate

Duncan Jaffrey

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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