Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) today announced the continued global expansion
of the Starbucks mobile platform with the roll-out of Starbucks® app for
Android™ to the United Kingdom and Canada. In addition, U.S. customers
who download or update to the official Starbucks® app for Android™ will
be able to experience new enhancements including a widget, PayPal™
support, PIN code protection, and viewing the My Starbucks Rewards™
"The expansion of our mobile payment footprint to two of our most
important markets is a strong milestone for us, but more importantly, it
extends the number of customers who now have a faster and easier way to
pay at Starbucks,” said Adam Brotman, chief digital officer at Starbucks
Coffee Company. "We are thrilled to extend mobile payment capabilities
to Android smartphones in the UK and Canada and enhance the experience
in the U.S.”
Customers who download the official Starbucks® app for Android™ in
Canada and the UK will now be able to access a range of features
including Starbucks Card mobile payment, store locator, My Starbucks
Rewards™ stars, check balance and reload, PIN code protection, widget
and balance transfer capabilities. Through the Starbucks® app for
Android™ expansion to the UK and Canada, Starbucks mobile payment will
now be accepted at nearly 14,000 Starbucks locations worldwide.
Starbucks® App for Android™ Features:
Starbucks® app for Android™, available on Google Play, is available for
phones running Android™ 2.2 or above and is designed to offer a rich
user experience. Starbucks® app for Android™ allows customers in the
U.S., UK and Canada to:
Pay with your phone: Enjoy the faster, more convenient way to
pay at participating Starbucks stores. Just download the app, enter
your Starbucks Card number, scan and go.
Pay and reload with PayPal™ (NEW): Pay and reload your
Starbucks Card via PayPal on your Android device through the
Starbucks® app for Android™ (US and Canada only). Additionally, you
can use your smartphone to reload your Starbucks Card using any major
Manage your card account: Access your Starbucks Card balance
directly from your phone.
Manage and check your My Starbucks Rewards status (ENHANCED):
Find out how close you are to earning your next free drink through an
easy-to-view My Starbucks Rewards™ history dashboard.
Find nearby Starbucks stores: Save time by finding a Starbucks
store near you. The locator helps you view the stores through a map
view or list view and helps you search for stores based on your needs.
Activate a widget (NEW): Core to the Android™ experience, a
widget is now available so you can quickly and easily view your
balance, My Starbucks Rewards™ star count, store locator and Touch to
Leverage safeguards (NEW): Add another safeguard by including a
PIN code protection.
Starbucks® app for Android™ is available for phones running Android™2.2
or above. To download, visit Google Play at https://play.google.com.
About Starbucks Corporation
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically
sourcing and roasting the highest-quality arabica coffee in
the world. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the
premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through
our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we
bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every
customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us
in our stores or online at www.starbucks.com.
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