Samsung Pay releases today on September 28th 2015, so if you’re using Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note5 devices, Galaxy S6 or S6 edge devices you’ll want to learn how to download and install the awesome new functionality as soon as possible.
Why Samsung Pay over Apple Pay or Google Wallet? Because of the fact that Samsung Pay’s magnetic technology allows nearly every single credit card machine to accept it, rather than requiring a more modern NFC credit card terminal (which both Google Wallet and Apple Pay use). We’re now one step closer to only needing your phone when you go out.
How To Download Samsung Pay App
The Samsung Pay app will be pushed through to capable Samsung devices via a software update later today. We’ve searched everywhere for a direct link to download it but couldn’t find one anywhere.
Samsung Pay will not be available for download via the Samsung Store or the Google Play Store.
Instead, turn on your wifi and go to settings, then search, type “software update,” and update your system software. This should install Samsung Pay on your phone. The update is 660.90 MB on our phone.
On future devices, Samsung Pay will be automatically uploaded to Samsung devices.
1. From the Home screen, touch Apps .
2. Touch Samsung Pay .
3. Touch INSTALL to download the necessary files.
4. Touch INSTALL to begin the installation.
Samsung Pay Requirements
Samsung Pay is not available for every phone or network, nor is it available for every credit card. Check the eligibility below:
Supported Networks: Samung hasn’t yet brokered a deal with Verizon, so as of now it’s only available for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or US Cellular.
Supported Devices: Samsung Galaxy S6, SamsungGalaxy S6 edge, Samsung Galaxy Note5, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung Pay Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, or American Express
Supported Banks: Bank of America, Citibank, US Bank
Supported Merchant Credit Cards: AutoZone, Bose, Boston Interiors, Exxon, John Eagle Toyota, Just Brakes, Meineke, Midas, Mobil, NAPA, Pearl Vision, Pep Boys, Plano Cycling & Fitness, Sleepy’s, Sunglass Hut, & VCA Animal Hospitals.