Google Play Billing: Publisher Purchase in Release App (Redeem Promotion Code)

August 24, 2018
The publisher cannot purchase this item

To overcome The publisher cannot purchase this item limitation during during development, refer to Android Play Billing Library Testing.

What if I want to enable in-app purchase feature on my production/release app which happens to be a Developer Account?

Technically, you can’t perform a purchase using Developer Account, but you are enable the in-app purchase by redeeming a promotion code.

Create Promotion

Goto Google Play Console.

Select app. User acquisition -> Promotions -> Add New Promotion.

Redeem Promotion Code

Start the Google Play app on your android device. Click on the left menu (3 lines icon), select Redeem and enter the code.

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