PayPal Now Available on iTunes, Apple Music and the App Store
Thanks to a new partnership with Apple, PayPal users can now make purchases on iTunes, Apple Music, the App Store and iBooks with their PayPal accounts. Currently, this feature is only available in Canada and Mexico, but is expected to soon come to the United States.
Consumers choose the item to purchase on the App Store or similar platform, and then select “PayPal” in the checkout area. PayPal will ask for basic information to authorize the transaction.
The new system utilizes PayPal One Touch checkout. One authorization lasts up to six months, which means you only have to verify your identity one time during that time period. If you want to quickly make several purchases from your Apple device, you don’t have to log into PayPal for each purchase. The payment processor will remember your information and fast-track you through the checkout system. One Touch can be disabled at any time, so your security is protected on shared devices.
PayPal can be used to pay for e-books, apps, music, TV shows, cloud storage and more. Users can download the PayPal app on their devices to monitor account balances and transaction histories, and can dispute unauthorized charges through PayPal’s fraud protection department.
PayPal and Apple have been expanding their combined services for some time. In November 2016, PayPal’s iOS app was updated to use Siri voice commands. If PayPal is installed on your Apple device, you can ask Siri to send money to friends and family members for you.