A smart home-focused service will be available for Apple Pay in the UK, India and New Zealand, Apple has confirmed.
Smart home icons for Apple Watch, Apple TV and Apple TV Mini will soon be available in the home, while Apple Pay-enabled payments will be coming to the smart home in the coming months, according to the company.
Apple Pay will allow consumers to pay for items in shops and restaurants with a single tap and, in the US, it will be a key feature in grocery stores and pharmacies, where Apple Pay can be used for both checkout and payment.
The new service will come to Australia and India by the end of the year.
Apple is also working on a European launch, according, but there has been no date on the exact date of that.
Apple has been working on the Apple Pay service in Australia for several months, with Apple Pay launching in Sydney’s CBD last month.
The service will only work in Sydney and surrounding suburbs, including Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Adelaide Hills, Hobart, Darwin and Newcastle.
Apple will launch in more than 200 countries, including the US and many European countries.
The company has previously announced it is also planning a service in India, but has yet to announce a date for that.
The company is also expanding its payment offerings in the Asia Pacific region, where it will offer NFC-based payments to restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels, and more.