Google Play Points Rewards launched in India | Benefits & more

Google has introduced its new Google Play Points Rewards which users can earn on their purchases from Google Play Store including in-app purchases. These Play Points points can be redeemed for additional benefits.

by Vrushali.S Updated: 12 Oct, 2022, 17:58 IST
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Are you someone that uses paid apps from Google Play Store or makes in-app or in-game purchases? If yes, you would like this new Google Play Points Rewards offer. Users can now can earn Google Play rewards points on installing paid apps/games and making in-app purchases. You start to earn 1 Play point for every 5 INR spent on Google Play. When you collect enough points in a calendar year, you receive extra points and benefits such as in-game points events, book multipliers, win weekly prizes, and get premium Support.


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Google Play Points Rewards levels

Points you need to have for the Google Play Points Rewards level

Reward points earned every for 5 INR spent

Extra Benefits

Bronze - 0 to 249

1 point

  • In-game points events

  • Book multipliers

Silver - 250 to 999

1.1 points

  • In-game points events

  • Book multipliers

  • Silver weekly prizes

Gold - 1000 to 3,999

1.2 points

  • In-game points events

  • Book multipliers

  • Gold weekly prizes

Platinum - 4000 & above

1.4 points

  • In-game points events

  • Book multipliers

  • Platinum weekly prizes

  • Premium support


The more Google Play points you earn, the more perks and benefits you can become eligible to receive. The Play points for different levels mentioned above are given as the total points earned in a calendar year.

But what’s next after the calendar year ends? Do all your previously collected Google Play points become invalid? Google says that your Google Play Points Rewards and level will remain as is until the end of the next year (one year after the time you earned them) even if you do not earn any new reward points in the same. But wait, there’s a catch.

What this means is that your Google Play Points Rewards and Level will only remain the same for the next year after you first earned them. After the next calendar year is over, you will most likely have to start from 0. So, try to use your Google Play reward points within the next one year.

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How to Earn the Google Play Points Rewards?

To earn Google Play points, you need to be in the following countries - India, the United Kingdom, the United States & some others. Your Google Play account should also have a valid billing address that matches your Google Play country and you must have a valid payment method.

You can earn Google Play Rewards Points on your Android device, Smart TV, or computer.

Here are different ways to earn Google Play points

  1. Buy apps or games on the Play Store

  2. Purchase games on Stadia's Android app

  3. Subscribe to Google One on Android

  4. Make in-app or in-game purchases and subscriptions

  5. Buy books with Google Play

These are all the ways through which you can earn Google Play points currently.


Where or how can you use your Google Play points?

Well, you may earn a lot of Google Play Points Rewards but what’s the point, if you can’t use them, right? Here are different ways you can use your Google Play Points Rewards.

  • In-app or in-game items

  • Coupons to buy in-app or in-game items at a discounted price

  • Google Play credit

  • Support for a good cause (US and Korea only)

  • Partner rewards (if any)


Note that these benefits are in addition to the other ones we discussed above such as weekly prizes, premium support, booking multipliers & more. Also, any coupon that is exchanged for points expires in a year. So, be sure to use it in the set time.


How to Join the Google Play Points Rewards Programme?

You can easily join the Google Play points rewards program on your mobile device or computer. Once joined, you can start earning Play points for every 5 INR you spent on Google Play. Here are the steps to follow to join the Google Play Points Rewards program.

Joining Google Play Points on a mobile device:

  1. Simply open the Google Play Store app on your mobile

  2. At the top right, tap the profile icon.

  3. Tap Play Points.

  4. Tap Join.

Joining Google Play Points on your computer:

  1. Open the Play Store.

  2. On the left, click Play Points.

  3. Click Join.


Note: Though Google Play Points Rewards are now available in India, it may not yet be visible on your android mobile device yet. However, don’t worry. It should soon be available. Just make sure your Play Store app is updated. 

So, this was all about the Google Play Points Rewards, what are they, their benefits, how you can use them, and how you can join the Google Play Points Rewards Program in India.

Do you have more questions? Have a look at these short FAQs. You may find your question here.


FAQ about Google Play Points Rewards Launch in India
  1. What are Google Play Points Rewards?

Google Play points or Google Play Rewards points are new rewards points launched by Google for Google Play Store. For every 5 INR you spend on Google Play, you can earn 1 Play point which then can be redeemed for additional benefits.

2. Do Google Play Points Rewards comes with a validity period?

    Yes, your Google Play Points Rewards and level can expire after one year from the time you first earned them 

    3. How do I get Google Play points?

      You can get Google Play Points by making purchases on the Google Play Store such as buying apps or games on the Play Store, purchasing games on Stadia's Android app, Making in-app or in-game purchases & subscriptions, buying books with Google Play & more.

      4. Will I lose my current Play points when the next calendar year begins?

        Google says, “Points you’ve earned in a calendar year count as progress towards the next level. Points won’t be deducted from your level progress when you use them. Once you reach a level, you keep that level until the end of the next calendar year.

        5. How do I convert Google Play points to cash?

          The Play points cannot be converted to cash and neither can be transferred 

          6. Can you earn Google Play Points for free?

            You cannot earn Google Play points for free as Google rewards Play points to users only for making purchases on or through the Play Store.

            7. Is Google Play points available in India?

              So far Google was only offering Google Credits in India but recently Google has launched Google Play points for Indian users as well where for every 5 INR spent on the Play Store, you can earn 1 Google Play Point. 

              8. Google Play Points available countries?

              Google Play Points are to be in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, or the United States.

              9. How to check your Google Play Points? 

              Go to Google Play Store and on the top right side, you'd see your profile icon. Tap on it and next tap on "Play Points." Here you can view your total Play Points as well see your Play Points history 

              10. How a developer can join the Google Play Points reward program?

              Google says, "The program currently (as of May 2022) works on an invitation basis only. We are currently focused on adding more game developers to the program and have future plans to accept apps." However, to express your interest, you can fill out this form - Google Play Points Program Joining form for Developers 

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              Ummm...Very very unlucrative indeed joy joy. I wud rather wait for apps to get free or get modded versions, very bad incentives to make someone buy apps if he is not spending 💰 any. But atleast somewhat good for people who buy apps n do in game purchases.(Kids spending parents money to get in game items would be the most elated ones joy joy
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              ErenYeager wrote:
              Ummm...Very very unlucrative indeed joy joy. I wud rather wait for apps to get free or get modded versions, very bad incentives to make someone buy apps if he is not spending 💰 any. But atleast somewhat good for people who buy apps n do in game purchases.(Kids spending parents money to get in game items would be the most elated ones joy joy
              I agree the rewards could have been better. Even for the last tier, the Platinum level, we only get 0.4 extra points which is well...
              Deal Subedar Deal Subedar

              I dont see play points in my account. Though I got 300 credits in google one for recharging 1 year google one olan. Used that to buy an app I wanted to for some time.
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              ErenYeager wrote:
              Ummm...Very very unlucrative indeed joy joy. I wud rather wait for apps to get free or get modded versions, very bad incentives to make someone buy apps if he is not spending 💰 any. But atleast somewhat good for people who buy apps n do in game purchases.(Kids spending parents money to get in game items would be the most elated ones joy joy
              I remember this news article from 2 years ago

              Punjab teen spends whopping Rs 16 lakh on PUBG in-game transactions

              https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/ga...
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              akki4554 wrote:

              I dont see play points in my account. Though I got 300 credits in google one for recharging 1 year google one olan. Used that to buy an app I wanted to for some time.
              Hi Akki, @akki4554  the Play Points are not visible on my device as well as of yet. Google has launched it already though in India so most probably we can expect to receive the offer soon on our devices 
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