If you’re the type that prefers to have one account handle their subscriptions, you’ll be pleased to learn that Google Drive storage billing is now linked to Google Play. This was previously announced by Google, but as noted by the folks on Reddit (via Android Police), it looks like the feature has begun to roll out to users.
So what does this mean? Basically nothing changes, except that you can now manage your Drive storage subscription and options from Google Play, which is also the same platform in which you can buy your Android apps and other media from. So like we said, if you’re the type that prefers a one-answer solution, this could be it.
In the email that Google has sent out to customers, they are noting that Google Play will also govern the terms of service as far as the subscription is concerned, but otherwise the same terms of service for usage will remain unchanged and will be under Google Drive. As Android Police points out, this is particularly useful as Google Play credits can now be used towards storage purchase.
This means that if you have been given and amassed quite a few Google Play gift cards and don’t know what to do with them, storage is one option that you can look at.