Android Pay has been getting a lot of attention recently. Last week during Google's annual I/O developer conference, Google announced a number of changes and improvements coming to Android Pay which included the capability to use the service at Bank of America ATMs around the U.S. in addition to an announcement from Ziosk that will see Android Pay integrated as a method of payment at all Chili's Grill & Bar locations nationwide before the end of the year. Today Google is putting Android Pay in the spotlight once more with an update to the app that includes more support for tons of different banks and credit unions.
Today's growing list of supported banking institutions also follows on the heels of the official launch of Android Pay in the UK which was a long time coming, and is a rather quick adoption of new bank support from the last time Google updated the list of compatible banks and credit unions which was less than a week ago. As for the supported banks that were just added, of which there are 48 newly added to the list, Android Pay now supports Capital One, Avida Credit Union, Amegy Bank, California Bank & Trust, First Atlantic CU, KeyBank, MAX Credit Union, Zions Bank, and more.
When Android Pay initially launched things got off to a slow start with a small list of supported banks in the beginning, and Google was slowly rolling out more support for new banks and credit unions as time went on. More recently Google has been picking up the pace and rolling out support for new banking institutions every two or three weeks. Most of the support that continues to roll out is for smaller and more regional banks and credit unions, as most of the major banks in the U.S. gained support first. If you're new to Android Pay, the app is available in the Play Store and setting things up is quite easy, and alongside adding in a credit or debit card from your supported bank, the app also now supports loyalty and rewards cards for plenty of major retailers so you can keep everything you might use for shopping in one place.