Android Pay is Google’s second attempt at mobile payments. Still using NFC to make payments, Android Pay hasn’t been as widely accepted as Samsung Pay among users. The Android Pay team has some pretty big plans for Android Pay in the future, and today we now have support for TD Bank. Which was just one of the many banks missing when the service went live earlier this year. TD Bank appeared on Android Pay’s website as supported, and a few users were able to confirm that it does indeed work now. So those that have TD Bank and want to use Android Pay, now you can.
However, while TD Bank is now added, that is just the US branch of the company. The Canadian version is TD Canada Trust, which is currently not supported by Android Pay, unfortunately. With TD Bank being added though, it shouldn’t be long until TD Canada Trust is added as supported either. TD Bank joins the ranks of American Express, Bank of America, Citi, Discover, Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC, Regions, USAA, US Bank and Wells Fargo as being accepted by Android Pay. This means your debit card for an account at one of these banks will work with Android Pay. Notably absent is Chase, still. Google has said since launch that Chase will be “coming soon”. Hopefully it comes really soon, as Chase is one of the bigger banks, at least in the US.
Android Pay uses Near Field Communication or NFC to connect with the payment terminal at your favorite merchant. This way you can pay for your items that you’re buying without pulling out your wallet. Simply tap your phone to the terminal and then you’ll complete your transaction through your smartphone. And if you have a Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P, you can authenticate the purchase using Nexus Imprint or the fingerprint scanner. This way you don’t have to remember a PIN ever again. We’ve all been there where we forget the PIN for our debit card for our bank account. Being able to authenticate via a fingerprint gets rid of that, very easily.