On Wednesday, T-Mobile and Verizon released a new update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in the United States. The upgrade bundles support for Android Pay, in addition to several improvements for Bixby, Visual Voicemail and Wi-Fi Calling.
If you’re surprised that an update is required to enable compatibility for Android Pay, you’re not alone; Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus owners have been asking for the feature to be switched on ever since the handsets launched back in April.
How do I start using Android Pay?
Once you’ve installed the firmware on your handset, all you need to do is download Android Pay from the Play Store, input your card details, then you’ll be able to start paying for goods in any brick-and-mortar store that accepts contactless payments.