Ride sharing company Lyft has announced that its passengers can pay for its services using Android Pay, giving people a new payment option that’s secure, convenient and fast.
Android Pay is a relatively new payment service. Launched last September, its parent company Google (now Alphabet) says settling bills through Android Pay will be as simple as three steps, namely, “Tap. Pay. Done.” What’s more, Android Pay works with any NFC-enabled Android device using KitKat 4.4+ and with any mobile carrier, making it ready for integration with any pay and ready location throughout the U.S. At the same time, this payment system also supports both credit and debit cards issued by the four major payment networks in the country: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Also, Android Pay supports cards issued by various U.S. banks and credit unions, such as Bank of America, Navy Federal Credit Union, Regions Bank, USAA, American Express, Discover, PNC, U.S. Bank.
Android Pay said it has also already partnered with a number of favorite Android apps in the country to make mobile checkout a breeze. These include Houzz, Instacart, jet.com, Vinted, SPRING, DOORDASH, FANCY, Hotel Tonight, PARKWHIZ, OpenTable, SpotHero and of course, Lyft.
To celebrate Lyft’s new partnership with Android Pay, Lyft said it will drop $10 ride credits into accounts of Lyft customers who would add Android Pay as their payment method. To do this, just update your Lyft app with the latest version then open the “Payment” section of the app and enable Android Pay. Before you do this though, make sure you download and set up Android Pay first.