Android users, gather round. Here’s all you need to know about how to use a Google Play gift card in Nigeria.

With the invention of android smartphones across the globe and Nigeria being one of the largest consumers of technology in Africa, the need for digital content and platforms to sell the digital content began to arise.

The very best and most enduring digital store where android users can purchase any type of digital content is the Google Play Store. This store is home to any kind of android app, movies, music, e-Books and any other form of digital content you can think of. However, there is a saying that nothing is free, right?

Anyone can visit a Samsung store to buy Samsung gadgets and accessories and pay the cashier for the items purchased. Similarly, you can visit the Google Play Store online and purchase anything you need and pay with your prepaid debit/credit card or most preferably, pay with a Google Play voucher.

Google Play Gift Card is specifically designed for Google Play Store transactions; you can’t use it to make a transaction on other stores. This gift voucher comes with a lot of benefits to Android device users which will be discussed in this article.

What is Google Play Gift Card?

Google Play Gift Cards have preloaded debit cards that can be used to purchase all digital content available on the Google Play Store which include games, movies, apps and music. This gift voucher can be the perfect gift for Android users, allowing the recipient to purchase whatever they want from the Google Play Store.

Google Play gift card

Just like many other brands of gift cards, Google Play vouchers are designed in two formats; the physical/plastic card and the digital or e-Gift Card. Buyers have the option of choosing which one of the two they prefer, but it’s advisable to buy the e-Gift Card to evade extra fees that may be incurred due to shipping costs. 

Google Play Gift Cards are available from the range of $5 to about $500.

Uses of a Google Play Gift Card

1. Movies

With the gift card, you have access to the Google Play Store indefinitely. Do you want to see all of the fantastic Marvel and DC films? Well, whip out your gift card and get shopping.

You can get the latest movies of your preference with a Google Play gift card.

2. Apps

The Google Play gift card grants you access to millions of apps on the Play Store. Some of them include Clubhouse, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Viber, Netflix, Audiomack, TikTok, Spotify, Whatsapp, Boomplay, and many others.

3. Books

If you enjoy reading, you can use the Google Play voucher to get access to all of your favourite books on the Google Play Store. From the James Hardly Chase series to all novels in other genres, all are available for purchase.

4. Magazines

You can use your Google Play gift voucher to gain access to and subscribe to any magazine in the store. This then allows you to receive unlimited business, sports, and entertainment news from your preferred sources.

Facts You Should Consider Before Buying Google Play Gift Card

1. You can only buy digital content on Google Play Store

Google Play vouchers can only be used to buy digital content on the Google Play Store for Android devices, indicating that the card was designed to only give users access to the Google Play Store.

2. You can swap it for cash or cryptocurrency

You may swap your Google Play gift card for cash or cryptocurrency if you have no use for it. Many platforms in Nigeria accept gift cards in exchange for cash, bitcoin, or USDT. One of such platforms is  Prestmit.

3. You can’t buy the Fortnite game

The Fortnite game was released on Android, but Epic Games chose to bypass the Google Play store to avoid paying them 30% of the revenue. According to the legendary game-makers, they didn’t need to offer Fortnite on Google Play Store for it to be successful. As a result, you can’t find the game on Play Store.

4. The physical card has better rates than the digital when redeeming

The physical card version of the Google Play voucher has a higher redemption rate than the E-code format. For example, for a physical card, some platforms may charge $390 and charge $300 for the E-code format.

5. You can’t use it to upgrade to Spotify Premium 

You can download the Spotify app from the Google Play Store, but you can’t upgrade to Spotify Premium with the gift card.

Benefits of Using Google Play Gift Card

Different people buy the Play Store voucher not because they are just in love with the Play Store or the beautiful design pattern of the gift card. They buy them because of the benefits they get from both the card and the store. Some of them are as follows.

1. Global Accessibility 

Google Play is accessible in nearly every country on the planet. Though the Google Play Store’s content and items differ by country, there is always enjoyable material for everyone. You may purchase a Google Play Gift Card from any location on the planet at any time.

2. Convenient Delivery via E-mail

For all Google Play vouchers purchased, Google Play Services generally provides a very convenient e-mail delivery. The Store sends the voucher to the recipient by email in less than ten minutes.

3. Great Gifting Option

Google Play vouchers are a great way to show someone you care about how much they mean to you. Instead of purchasing them random things, consider getting them this gift card which will give them complete access to the Google Play Store.

4. Security

A 256-bit SSL encryption covers every Google Play gift card purchase. Similarly, the retailer’s server does not store your personal or payment information, which ensures that the transaction is safe.

5. No Expiry Date

There is no time limit on the use of this voucher because they are purchased from an authorized dealer. Google Play Gift Cards do not expire, and you may spend them whenever it is most convenient for you.

How To Redeem Google Play Gift Card

Follow these steps to redeem your Google Play voucher

Using Your Mobile Device’s Web Browser

  1. Open your preferred browser and navigate to the Google Play Store page.
  2. Press the Redeem button after entering your code.

Using the Google Play Store app

  1. Select the Menu option from the drop-down menu.
  2. Select the Redeem option.
  3. Enter your gift card details including the gift card number and your code.
  4. After entering your code, click the Redeem button. The balance will be applied to your Google Play account.


Google Play gift cards are vouchers that provide Android users with access to all digital content available on the Google Play store like movies, music, books and apps. They’re available in both physical and digital format. They also come in denominations ranging from $5 to $500. You can redeem it online only. You can also swap it for cash or crypto if you decide you don’t want it.