What Are Google Play Points, and How Do You Use Them?

  • 1.4 points for every dollar spent
  • Up to 4x points in games at weekly events
  • Up to 5x points on movie and book rentals at monthly events
  • Weekly Platinum level prizes up to 500 points each week
  • Premium support with faster responses and dedicated agents

google play point level

Google Play Points don’t last forever. They expire one year after the last activity. This means that they will only expire if you go an entire year without earning points or using your points.

In addition, the levels are not permanent. For example, if you earn 600 points in one year and become “Silver”, you will be at that level for a year. At the end of the year, your new points balance will determine the level for the following year. You will again need more than 600 points to stay in “Silver”.

How to join Google Play points

Anyone residing in the United States, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, or Hong Kong with access to the Google Play Store can join Google Play Points. You only need a Google Account that isn’t managed by a school or parent.

You can sign up from an Android device or from the Google Play website. On your Android device, open the Play Store app, then tap the hamburger menu icon in the top left corner.

google play tap menu icon

Select “Reading Points” from the menu.

google play points in the menu

Press the “Register for free” button.

join google play points for free

You will then be prompted to add a payment method if you do not already have one on your account.

From a web browser, go to play.google.com and click “Play Points” in the left sidebar.

Access game points

Click the “Join for free” button.

Press the button to join

You will then be prompted to add a payment method if you do not already have one on your account.

How to use game points?

Google Play points can be used in different ways. To get started, open the Play Store on your Android device and tap the hamburger menu icon in the top left corner.

google play press menu

Select “Reading Points” from the menu.

google play menu items

Then open the “Use” tab.

use google play points tab

For starters, Play Points can be used to purchase Google Play Credit, which you can use to make purchases on apps, movies, books, and anything else in the Play Store.

google play points for credit

The second way to use Play Points is through in-app purchases. In the “Google Play Credit” section, you will see a long list of applications and games compatible with Play points.

google play points for games

Finally, Play Points can be donated to charities. At the bottom of the “Win” tab is a list of causes to support. When you assign Play Points to these causes, you send the points back to Google, and Google will then remit the dollar amount to the organization.

google play points for a good cause

Play Points are an easy way to earn rewards using the Google Play Store as you normally would. If you do a lot of shopping from the Play Store, this is a good program to join.

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