How to Transfer Google Play Balance to Bank Account or Paytm Wallet

Google Play Store was launched in 2008 as a home to android apps, and ever since then, it has been our favorite place on the internet for people who want to download apps on their smartphone. It made our lives much more accessible, and it is impossible to imagine life without downloading a new app and games from the play store every few days. From food ordering apps to downloading music, from renting your favorite movies to playing online games with your friends, it has brought everything to your fingertips.

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Recently, Google introduced a new Opinion Rewards app that allows people to earn free credits by answering survey questions. These free credits get stored in Google Play balance which can be used to buy premium apps, games, movies, and audiobooks.

You can also spend this balance on YouTube for super chats or join channels to receive exclusive and premium content from the creator.

If you don’t have Google Play Balance, you can transfer the amount from your bank account or Google Pay. This is a one-way transfer, and if you are unable to use the balance for the specified task, there is no way to get back that money back into your bank account. No official way at least, and that is where things start to get a bit tough.

If you don’t purchase anything from the Play Store for the time being and are stuck with your Google Play balance, you came to the right place.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to transfer Google Play Balance to a Bank account, Paytm Wallet, or PayPal for free.

Although there is no official way, there is a trick that helps you to do that. So if you want to transfer your Google Play balance to a bank account or Paytm or PayPal then you will love this guide.

Google Play Balance: What is it & how does it work?

When you open the Google Play Store, you might’ve come across apps, games, and movies that you cannot access free of cost. This means that in order to use that particular app or watch that particular movie, you’ll need to pay the price mentioned on it.

While most of us ignore these apps and go for the free alternatives instead, if you ever want to buy any of these products on Play Store, you can do it easily. It’s just like any other form of online shopping; only COD is not available for these. So, you can add a verified bank account or UPI address on Play Store and then use that payment method to buy the product.

Let’s say you don’t want to use your hard-earned money in merely buying a game or a movie. But if we told you that perhaps you might already have some money in your Google Play balance, waiting to be used? Well, there are many ways you might earn Google Play credits, such as while shopping online, playing a game, and so on.

If you have no idea what we’re talking about, follow the steps given below and check for yourself:

Here’s How You Can Check Your Google Play Balance

Step 1: Open the Google Play Store app on your smartphone.

Step 2: On the home screen of the app, you’ll see a search bar on the top of the screen. On the right-side corner of the bar, right next to the microphone icon, you’ll see a tiny thumbnail of your profile picture; tap on it.

Step 3: As soon as you do it, a floating menu will appear on your screen. On the top of this menu, you’ll see your google account linked to the Play Store. Under it, you’ll see a list of actionable options.

Step 4: Navigate Payments and subscriptions on this list and tap it open.

Step 5: As soon as you do it, you’ll be taken to the Payments and subscriptions tab with four options on it. The first option is the one you need to open: Payment methods. Upon tapping on it, you’ll be taken to another page, where your Google Play balance will be mentioned on top.

If there’s nothing written, it means that there’s no balance to show for now.

How to Transfer Google Play Balance to Bank or Paytm

There is no official way to transfer Google Play Balance to Bank Account, Paytm or PayPal. But there are a few third-party apps on the Play Store that allow you to transfer your Google Play balance. However, there is some small processing or transfer fee charge by such apps.

Note: This article has in no way been associated with the apps listed below. The content in this article is published only for educational purposes.

Google Opinion Rewards Converter App is one such app that allows the user to transfer their Play balance to bank accounts and Paytm wallet.

It charges a certain percentage of the total amount to be transferred as the processing fees, and the rest of the amount is easily credited to your chosen account.

Here’s how you can:

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  • Enter your all required details and tap on Register.
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  • Next, purchase a token equal to the amount of Google Play Balance you want to transfer.
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  • Below the Token amount, you will also find how much you will receive after the processing fees.
  • Once purchased, you will be able to see the token with the convert button enabled. Tap on it.
  • You will be redirected to the purchased token page. Tap on the Convert button.
  • Choose the withdrawal method like Bank account, Paytm Wallet, or PayPal.
  • This transfer can take up to 10-15 business days to reflect in your bank account.

The app charges 20% of your withdrawal amount before depositing it into your account. Also, this app is not backed by any reputed company and maybe insecure to use. So, make sure you do not share any sensitive information with it.

Conclusion:

Although this unofficial workaround does the trick, it is always better to stick to the official way. If you do have some unused Google Play balance wait for the time to use it or rent a movie or purchase an e-book for a friend, and only go for this method when it is very urgent.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.