Google Pay makes its way to Mac and iOS

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Can’t use Apple Pay? Use Google Pay instead.
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Google Pay is gearing up to do battle with Apple Pay in its own backyard.

The payments service has started rolling out on Mac and iOS, and you don’t need a dedicated app to use it.

“There are all kinds of ways you might try to get back time in your day, from looking up the fastest route to work to ordering takeout on your way home,” reads a new post on the Google blog. “Google Pay helps you save precious time at checkout—and get rewarded for it, too.”

Google lists five reasons why you should be using Google Pay — and one of them is big news. Its payments service is making its way to other platforms via the web browser.

Google Pay comes to Chrome and Safari

Google Pay will soon start popping up as a payment option when you shop inside Chrome, Safari, and Firefox on almost any device — including Mac and iOS. Once you’ve added a card to the service, you won’t need to enter the details again the next time you need to pay online.

Google Pay will autofill your billing and shipping information, too, making the checkout experience quicker and easier. But sadly, you won’t get to take advantage of Google Pay rewards unless you have an Android device with the Google Pay app.

Google says Pay support for web browsers is rolling out now and will start popping up soon. If you’re already using Apple Pay, then you might never need it. But if you own a Mac without Apple Pay support, it could make shopping simpler.