Samsung and PayPal announce PayPal integration for Samsung Pay in the USA

Samsung and PayPal announce PayPal integration for Samsung Pay in the USA
Not falling behind Apple and Google's competition, Samsung announced the addition of PayPal as a payment method for in-app, online, and in-store purchases paid using Samsung Pay. At first, only US users will have access to the functionality, but it will gradually be expanded to other countries.

Following Samsung and PayPal's agreement, customers will be able to access and use their PayPal wallet and balance anywhere Samsung Pay is accepted. The payment system works on almost every terminal where a card can be tapped or swiped.

Merchants will also be able to accept Samsung Pay as a payment method when the service becomes available via Braintree Direct. Samsung claims the integration is accomplished with just a few lines of code and enables a faster, more secure checkout.

Samsung's move comes after Apple added PayPal support to the App Store, iTunes, and Apple Music in Canada and Mexico. The company is looking to gradually expand into other countries. Prior to that, PayPal functionality was integrated into Siri, the AI voice assistant. Meanwhile, Android Pay was the first to come up with PayPal integration, which was announced in April this year.

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25 Comments

1. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Dope.

2. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

One of the few Samsung features worth talking about.

5. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

A real mobile payment service, it the most useful !

3. nikhil23

Posts: 499; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

great!!!

4. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

Of course Samsung Pay is the best mobile payment service, beacause it supports NFC and MST, While Apple Pay Android Pay use NFC only, Samsung Pay supports Magnetic Secure Transmission – alongside NFC, which means it works with any payment terminal that accepts contactless payments or the more traditional method of swiping your card through the reader 90% of stores use MST. This makes Samsung Pay the most widespread and useful!

6. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

This is great for people who don't have a bank card that supports samsung pay yet...

7. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

The rewards points that Samsung Pay offers make it worth using over any other mobile payment service.

10. cmdacos

Posts: 4321; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Yep. Earned $65 in gift cards in the first 6 months in Canada.

8. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I am still waiting for Samsung pay to come to expand to other banks in Canada.....whats the hold up?

9. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Now just need this to be available in Canada, then I'll never need to think of "is my bank supported yet". Already using my 4% cash-back card on my PayPal account, just waiting to be added to Samsung Pay on a Note 8.

12. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

Is that what people who aren’t on Apple Pay saying? Is my bank supported yet?

13. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, people on Samsung Pay are too busy explaining to Apple Pay users why we can use our phone to pay at all stores but they can't.

15. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

It’s kind of a hilarious position. Boast about using it anywhere, when like what? 19? banks support Samsung Pay lol. Obviously not nine, but probably 19 percent of what Android Pay supports, and at most 5% of what Apple Pay supports... Good luck using your precious tech “everywhere”. It’s why I held out buying the Note 7 (pre disaster). Will probably and most likely buy the S9 next year when more banks and credit cards are on board.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't need luck. I use it everywhere. And, your point is moot with PayPal now included. The best just got better.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

By the way, a little bit more than 19... http://www.samsung.com/us/samsung-pay/compatible-cards/

19. epic_ninja420

Posts: 133; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

I use mine everywhere with all 3 of my banks. They are constantly adding new banks and CU's. It took them forever to add USAA but other than that its worked with NFCU and BoA for as long as I can remember. Nice attempt at trolling though ;)

20. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Tedkord is a fanboy. You can't tell him anything.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Flash is an ironic poster and troll, you can tell him anything. Oh, he's also Mxyzptlk and Batmite.

14. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

That's what they're saying when they're looking to upgrade to a Samsung Smartphone for the first time and are eager to use Samsung pay to fully replace the cards in their wallet with virtually no limitations. Already been using UGO wallet to gain the exact same benefits of Apple Pay on my OnePlus before Apple Pay even landed in Canada, so, its existence is useless to me. Would still need to keep my cards with me for those cases where NFC ain't available, only swipe. Samsung Pay is simply on a whole new level, with it being usable at ANY merchant where I can pay with my card.

21. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Wrong. You can use it at any merchant that you can swipe your card at, but not at all places. Samsung Pay won't be replacing cards entirely.

22. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

"You can use it at any merchant that you can swipe your card at, but not at all places." Only place it won't work where a card would work is at ATM and Bank machines, both of which you'd only be going to when you're in need of hard cash, which is 99% of the time not the case for me here in Canada.

25. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Of course not. None of them will. You're not going to hand your phone over to a waitress to pay the check. It also won't work at insert type terminals (like gas pumps, though there is a way to do it there). However, it is the most complete of the existing tap to pay implementations.

11. libra89

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Awesome! Maybe I'll finally try it now.

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Samsung Pay just git real big! I lovin' it so far.

23. MKeditor

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

My PayPal card won't load yet so it must still be in the works. As for Samsung Pay, I've used it all over the world. I've been puzzled by reports saying it's being launched in this country or that country when I've been using it there. I think it means banks in those countries are now letting there customers link their accounts to Samsung Pay. AMEX was on board from the beginning.

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