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By moneytoo, Recognized Developer on 17th February 2018, 12:13 AM
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Android Pay stopped being officially supported/working on Android Wear (starting with the Oreo update) outside US/UK: https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/0...outside-us-uk/ and https://support.google.com/androidwear/thread/26579

I didn't test it myself (yet, I'm still on Nougat) but based on user reports, Android Pay is only getting disabled (by Google Play services?). It is reported that payments are still working if it's manually enabled.

Based on this, I created small proof of concept app that streamlines launching/enabling of Android Pay so even with it disabled, it will only take two additional taps to pay with Android Pay:
  1. Launch "Pay Enabler" (instead of Android Pay). If Android Pay is already enabled, Pay Enabler will just launch it directly.
  2. Tap "Enable"
  3. Tap "Open" (not needed since version 4)
Version 1 vs Version 3
It was reported to me that Android Pay doesn't show up in Settings (list of installed apps) so since version 2 it uses Play Store for manual enabling. (I will try if I can open the app manually from background once enabled to save the second click to "Open").

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Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ear.payenabler
Source: https://github.com/moneytoo/PayEnabler

Update 2018/03/15:
They added 3 more countries but there are still 14 more countries affected.
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To use Google Pay on your watch, you need to: Be in the US, UK, Spain, Australia, or Canada.

https://support.google.com/pay/answe...DAndroid&hl=en
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17th February 2018, 08:18 PM |#2  
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For me I have no issue yet, never got 8.0 and I do not want it.
I bought this watch for Android Pay and it has worked fine since May 2017.
Even though I hate Samsung for abandoning Android Wear, I maybe forced in time to try Samsung Pay; I know my Canadian Bank supports Samsung Pay.

Anybody have any clue why Android Pay on the Android Wear watch only works in the US, UK when other countries support it ?
18th February 2018, 01:30 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by AstroDigital

For me I have no issue yet, never got 8.0 and I do not want it.
I bought this watch for Android Pay and it has worked fine since May 2017.
Even though I hate Samsung for abandoning Android Wear, I maybe forced in time to try Samsung Pay; I know my Canadian Bank supports Samsung Pay.

Anybody have any clue why Android Pay on the Android Wear watch only works in the US, UK when other countries support it ?

This app is a good solution until Google finally fixes. Thank you!

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19th February 2018, 12:51 AM |#4  
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No, no, thank YOU Mr Acavano.

Thanks for the fix!
20th February 2018, 08:49 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by moneytoo

Android Pay stopped being officially supported/working on Android Wear (starting with the Oreo update) outside US/UK: https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/0...outside-us-uk/ and https://support.google.com/androidwear/thread/26579

I didn't test it myself (yet, I'm still on Nougat) but based on user reports, Android Pay is only getting disabled (by Google Play services?). It is reported that payments are still working if it's manually enabled.

Based on this, I created small proof of concept app that streamlines launching/enabling of Android Pay so even with it disabled, it will only take two additional taps to pay with Android Pay:

  1. Launch "Pay Enabler" (instead of Android Pay). If Android Pay is already enabled, Pay Enabler will just launch it directly.
  2. Tap "Enable"
  3. Tap "Open"
Version 1 vs Version 3
It was reported to me that Android Pay doesn't show up in Settings (list of installed apps) so since version 2 it uses Play Store for manual enabling. (I will try if I can open the app manually from background once enabled to save the second click to "Open").

Download
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ear.payenabler
Source: https://github.com/moneytoo/PayEnabler

My friend, if you find a way to enable android pay on the wear24 i'll get a lot of money, you can sell a app to do this, there's a lot of people looking for it include me! The wear24 is very cheap on ebay, by without android pay is a little useless.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...rrier-t3715300
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21st February 2018, 03:42 AM |#6  
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Im in Australia, Google play store says my device is not compatible with this app.
Downloaded the version 1 and 3 apk, but upon installing it says there is a problem with parsing the package.
Help?
21st February 2018, 05:26 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by erwinsie

Im in Australia, Google play store says my device is not compatible with this app.
Downloaded the version 1 and 3 apk, but upon installing it says there is a problem with parsing the package.
Help?

The app is compatible only with Android Wear devices running Android Oreo. You must either select your watch when installing from web or search for Pay Enabler in Play Store directly on your watch. It's standalone app for Android Wear and nothing gets installed elsewhere.
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The app is compatible only with Android Wear devices running Android Oreo. You must either select your watch when installing from web or search for Pay Enabler in Play Store directly on your watch. It's standalone app for Android Wear and nothing gets installed elsewhere.

Ah, ok. Got it. No worries it works. Than you very much from Australia.[COLOR="Silver"
21st February 2018, 03:13 PM |#9  
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Just to be clear, this will not work on nougat?
Because as mentioned before it would be great if this brought android pay to the wear24. Verizon's videos show the watch with the android pay app so its obviously a possibility.
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Originally Posted by AstroDigital

For me I have no issue yet, never got 8.0 and I do not want it.
I bought this watch for Android Pay and it has worked fine since May 2017.
Even though I hate Samsung for abandoning Android Wear, I maybe forced in time to try Samsung Pay; I know my Canadian Bank supports Samsung Pay.

Anybody have any clue why Android Pay on the Android Wear watch only works in the US, UK when other countries support it ?

Thank you OP, it works! I wish Google would fix this or just re-enable.

And how does Samsung Pay on Gear (watch) devices work? I heard it doesn't unless you hack it hard.
23rd February 2018, 08:50 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by transitnowapp

Thank you OP, it works! I wish Google would fix this or just re-enable.

And how does Samsung Pay on Gear (watch) devices work? I heard it doesn't unless you hack it hard.

Really do I need to spell it out ?
If I am forced to use a Gear I would need to dump "Google" Pay and use Samsung Pay.

But for now my watch has not been upgraded to Oreo works fine, I will never upgrade to Oreo as my first choice.
If I have to in time go to Oreo and have the same issue everybody outside of the UK, and US has I will do two things get annoyed at the arrogance of Google "hey we do not care if you been using Android Pay now Google Pay for months, we will stop you" then I will install the Pay Enabler.

The chances are I will never be forced to by a Gear, though new watches with NFC have not been released.
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