PayPal to be Available as a Payment Option in App Store, Apple Music, iTunes & More

Posted in iOS, Mac on 12/07/2017 by Chris Hauk


Payment processor PayPal on Tuesday announced its customers will be able to use the service to pay for App Store, Apple Music, iTunes and iBooks purchases on their iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac devices using their PayPal account.

PayPal to be Available as a Payment Option in App Store, Apple Music, iTunes & More

Users in Canada and Mexico can currently use the service to pay for their Apple software, media, and ebooks purchases. The new payment option will roll out to other countries, including the U.S. soon.

How it works: Making payments with PayPal  
Paying with PayPal is simple. Customers with a new or existing Apple ID can select “PayPal” as their payment method from their account settings in the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes [and iBooks] from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac, or on iTunes from their PC. 

Once the payments service has been selected as a payment option, all future purchases with that customer’s Apple ID will be automatically charged to their PayPal account. Purchases of apps, music, video, and ebooks, as well as Apple Music subscriptions and iCloud storage can be charged to the customer’s PayPal account.

The payments processors says availability across Apple’s services “further expands our vision of providing customers a variety of ways to easily make mobile purchases, such as asking Siri to make a payment using the PayPal app.”

For more information on how to set up PayPal, please visit


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.