Starting Wednesday, PayPal is a payment option for iTunes customers in 12 countries: the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain, the US, UK, according to a PayPal blog post.
The advantage of using PayPal is that you don’t have to give your credit card or debit card details to every online shop you visit. Instead, you simply connect with PayPal, which stores your payment details and automatically makes the payment from your online wallet or straight from your bank. Once it’s set as your default payment, you can make purchases on Apple devices using PayPal’s One Touch quick verification system, and even ask Siri to make a purchase.
How it works: making payments with PayPal
Customers with a new or existing Apple ID can select “PayPal” as their payment method from their account settings in the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes (and iBooks) from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac, or on iTunes from their PC.
Once PayPal has been selected, all future purchases with the customer’s Apple ID will be automatically charged to their PayPal account. This includes purchases of apps, music, movies, TV shows, and books, as well as Apple Music subscriptions and iCloud storage.
The new payment option, which brings PayPal’s One Touch to Apple ID accounts, allows for simple purchasing from all Apple devices, including Apple TV and Apple Watch.