Buying things on Google Play will get a lot easier with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as a new OS brings fingerprint authentication to fast sanction purchases.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow brings a slew of neat facilities to a list and one of a biggest highlights is a further of fingerprint support interjection to a new fingerprint focus programming interface (API). Even better, this support is not usually for firmly unlocking a device or other functionality singular to a phone’s close screen, it extends to a Google Play store as well.
With a latest chronicle of Google’s mobile handling system, users will be means to sanction Play Store purchases with their fingerprint. This new Google Play choice significantly increases preference and security, while also assisting users save time when they shop.
Android Police initial spotted this choice in a teardown of a v5.9 customer behind in early Sep and a choice is now live for fingerprint sensor-equipped handsets using Android 6.0 Marshmallow. For now, this means that usually a new Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X support it.
Oddly enough, a fingerprint reader choice is infirm by default, that means that users will have to privately activate it in a Google Play store if they wish to substantiate payments with their fingerprint. To do so, open a Google Play app and conduct to Settings User Controls. The second choice underneath User Controls is called Fingerprint Authentication and has a box that we can parasite on or off to activate or deactivate fingerprint authorisation for purchases. To capacitate a option, check this Fingerprint Authentication box and enter your Google cue when a Play Store prompts.
Once we activate this option, we can squeeze equipment in a Google Play store with a elementary daub on a device’s fingerprint sensor. If you’d rather use your cue instead, we have this choice as well.
As formerly mentioned, usually a LG Nexus 5X and a Huawei Nexus 6P support this functionality for now, though any destiny device that launches with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on house and has a fingerprint reader should support fingerprint authentication for Play Store purchases.