Android Pay showing up on devices, still not functional in Canada

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Android Pay apps are showing up on devices, but it seems like Google’s NFC payment application still isn’t registering Canadian users.

MobileSyrup tried to register multiple debit and credits cards from BMO, TD, Scotiabank, RBC, and CIBC on Nexus 5X, 6P and Pixel devices.


While Android Pay was able to register account details, the app shows a screen claiming “This card can’t be used with Android Pay.”

When trying to download the Android Pay app from the Google Play store, the store claims “This app is incompatible with your device,” even though the app is already installed on my Nexus 5X.


Android Pay was first launched in the U.S. on September 11th, 2015. The NFC payment app is currently available in 10 countries, including the UK, Australia, and Japan.

MobileSyrup reached out for comment, in which Google said “[We’re] excited to bring Android Pay to Canadians, however it’s currently not available in Canada.”