PayPal Now Accepted Directly through PS4
PlayStation just connected the dots to make transactions through the PlayStation Store on PS4 easier [and more secure?] with the inclusion of PayPal. I was a little surprised not to have seen it make the launch features list for PS4, but it didn’t take long for Sony to fix that.
Whether or not you’ve had concerns about trusting Sony with your credit card information after PSN was hacked in April 2011, PayPal is one alternative but be wary of their policies. PayPal’s Security Center has two bits of information worth thinking about before making digital purchases anywhere, including PSN.
1. Items Not Covered
Intangible items like digital goods or services, real estate, motorized vehicles (of any kind), custom made items, travel tickets, industrial machinery (for manufacturing), prepaid cards, or items that violate our policies or eBay’s policies, anything you buy in person, or money transfers to friends or family. You must open any dispute within 45 days or you will not be covered.
2. Account Protection
You’re not liable for unauthorized purchases made from your account if you report an eligible incident within 60 days.
To add funds to your PSN Wallet via PayPal, just add something to your PSN cart and proceed to checkout. Select the “Add Funds” button. The popup window seen above should be what you see. Select the PayPal button, proceed through the login process, and confirm the denomination your like to add to your PSN Wallet. If you’ve used PayPal before through PS3 or PC, then you will automatically be logged into PayPal (another privacy concern to consider).
Of course if you’d rather not use PayPal, then you may also buy a PSN card from your favorite retail store such as Target or GameStop and enter in the code. You can also choose to charge the amount due to your cellular provider, providing your carrier is T-Mobile.
Have a good or bad PayPal story? Share it in the comments section below… but, please don’t include any personal information in your tall tale!