Now Android Users Can Pay For Their Starbucks With PayPal

By: Chris Crum - July 11, 2012

PayPal announced today that Android users can now use PayPal with the Starbucks app for Android to pay for coffee at Starbucks in the U.S. and Canada. iPhone users were already able to do so, and now the majority of smartphone users in these countries will be able to.

The announcement was made at Venturebeat’s MobileBeat conference, where PayPal will be talking more about its mobile strategy.

“The process is simple,” says PayPal VP of Global Product, Hill Ferguson. “Android users running 2.2 and above just download or update the Starbucks app for Android and link a PayPal account to their Starbucks card stored in the app, so when they’re in store, they can scan and pay easily. If the card is running low on funds, users can reload with PayPal quickly and securely, knowing all their financial information stored safely in the cloud.”

“As the consumers continue to demand more sophisticated mobile experiences, here at PayPal we’re committed to making it easier for people to shop and pay — anytime, anywhere and any way,” says Ferguson.

You can download the app here.

Chris Crum

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  • Steve G

    All this paying with your phone does is make your phone a target to be stolen. I mean how hard is it to pull out your PayPal debit card and swipe it?

    • Ramon

      Right. All that paying with your PayPal debit card does is make your PayPal debit card a target to be stolen.

      All that paying with your money does is make your money a target to be stolen.

      Do you see why your logic is flawed?