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Starbucks Mobile Payment for Android™ is finally here!

You've asked and we've listened – the official Starbucks for Android app is finally here! Starbucks mobile apps are the fastest way to pay, so join the mobile payment revolution now with your Android phone.

You can:

  • check your balance
  • look up your My Starbucks Rewards Stars
  • reload on the fly with any major credit card
  • find the nearest Starbucks location and
  • pay for your Starbucks beverage with your Android mobile device!

A bunch of guys on my swim team have been asking me “What’s taking you guys so long to get an official mobile payment app for Android?” The answer is that we created this app using Android best practices so that it’s easy to use.


Download it here:

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    • oscardlrosa
    • 6/14/2011 7:55 PM

    I know this app is v1.0; but for 9MB and no widget nor PayPal support, seems a little off. Also, there's no double-tap on the map.

    • nmoore41
    • 6/14/2011 8:59 PM

    When are you planning to release an app for Windows Phone 7?

      • smathog
      • 7/20/2011 2:36 PM
        • choiberg
        • 10/15/2011 10:06 PM

        In reply to: smathog

        Windows Mobile 6.5 (not Windows Phone 6.5) is no longer a supported OS from what I have read, I believe the Windows Marketplace for WM6.5 is shut down now as well. Time to get a WP7 device. I used to use WM6.5, they'd be hard pressed to make this App run on that software... and it would be a waste of programming time/effort as that OS is end of life...

        A Windows Phone 7 App would be greatly appreciated though, it's the only App left on my list that I need on my device to make my day complete.

    • bremnerj
    • 6/15/2011 6:26 AM

    Will this be made available for Nook Color? It runs Android, but many Android apps are not available at the Barnes and Noble app store.

      • sheltravis
      • 7/25/2011 7:41 AM

      In reply to: bremnerj

      nook color running android 2.3 (cyanogen 7.0.3 sd card) also fails - Starbucks app thinks its a either a nexus or galaxy S and says it's incompatible when I try to install.

    • macklilynala
    • 6/15/2011 9:46 AM

    ...and without a widget!!! Please add one!

    • america124
    • 6/15/2011 10:19 AM

    Works Great on my HTC Inspire.

    • swtcks33
    • 6/15/2011 1:55 PM

    I've downloaded the App but when I try to log in I get an error that "unexpected error occurred. Please try again or come back later." That's been happening all day :( Haven't been able to access it - Samsung Captivate 2.2

    • jonathanstark
    • 6/15/2011 10:27 PM

    I have an iPhone 4 and a Nexus One. I just installed the app on the Nexus and now my card is gone from my iPhone. Questions: Why can't I use the card on either phone? How do I get the card back onto my iPhone? Thanks! j

    • mikeytward
    • 6/15/2011 11:34 PM

    How about having a mobeil app for LG smart phone users.

    • stewartrogers
    • 6/16/2011 2:29 AM

    Fantastic to see an Android version. I do have a question though. My Starbucks Card(s) work here in the UK and in the US/Canada. I can pay with them wherever I am. My login also works across both and When will the Android app be available to non-US Markets so that I can use it in the UK as well as when I'm in North America? Thanks so much...

      • mjr058
      • 5/20/2012 3:37 PM

      In reply to: stewartrogers

      Please, please, please make this app available in Canada. I have a motorola Razr and every time I go to the google play store it says this app is not available in Canada! Even though there are advertisements at most Starbucks locations I go to.

    • wthigginb
    • 6/16/2011 6:31 AM

    When can we expect to see a mobile app for Windows Phone 7?

    • shessica
    • 6/16/2011 8:14 AM

    I have the t-mobile mytouch 3g and i haven't been able to sign in either, getting the same message above: "Unexpected error occurred. Please try again or come back later." I'm sooooo excited this app is finally here, just please fix it!!

    • danamarie04
    • 6/16/2011 12:37 PM

    Worked great! I don't have an ultra fancy phone and I have one of the worst carriers and I had no issues. I'm sipping the coffee I just purchased with my phone using my Red Card as I type this... thanks Starbucks!

    • joeellett
    • 6/16/2011 6:14 PM

    As soon as I installed it on my HTC Droid Incredible, the low memory warning came up, and no matter what I did by turning off other apps & services, it stayed in the warning. As soon as I deleted the Starbucks app, the warning cleared up. (The only other thing that consistantly did this was Flash 10.3) I've since loaded and successfully used My Coffee Card with no problems. Starbucks needs to rethink/retool this really "needy" Android app.

      • PeninaScullion
      • 6/16/2011 6:16 PM

      In reply to: joeellett

      BTW, I am PeninaScullion, no idea why this had joeellet as the name on my post. How odd, even this Starbucks forum program is not working well?

    • joeellett
    • 6/16/2011 6:14 PM

    Just bought my first Venti Chai Creme Frappuccino and it worked great, but it desperately needs a widget that shows balance and rewards points and a touch here to pay button. Shouldn't have to navigate to a different screen for each function.

    • amuzed
    • 6/16/2011 8:46 PM

    Now a HP webOS app =)

    • keybee39
    • 6/17/2011 6:14 AM

    Does not work on my Samsung Highlight..WHY??? Grrrr..

    • skepticaleye
    • 6/17/2011 7:26 AM

    Not bad, but I'll keep using the My Coffee Card app until the official Starbucks app includes a widget that puts the current balance, rewards points, and "pay now" link right on the home screen.

    • omishburger
    • 6/17/2011 1:34 PM

    looks better than the iphone app, update please!

    • Harmobear9
    • 6/17/2011 5:54 PM

    Have attempted to dowload this app several times to my smart phone and each time have been told no device associated with this account. Does this app work for smart phones like the Samsung Galaxy S

    • sekostyack
    • 6/19/2011 7:56 PM

    Force closes on the thunderbolt. Looks like cash is still king.

    • mongo21
    • 6/20/2011 2:42 PM

    Can't add card to phone. it comes back saying the card is registered to someone else.

    • AmperaRaya
    • 6/21/2011 10:14 AM

    It is about time! Thanks for making this available. I thought it was funny that "My Coffee Card" in the Android Market from birbeck has been out for a while and yet took Starbucks HQ this long to come out with your own... Things needed 1) Totally agree with the widget comments 2) password protect the payment option 3) barcode seems a little small. Thanks again!

    • bsaitz
    • 6/21/2011 10:51 AM

    it says my card is registered to another account. i had already added my card to my coffee card app already, is that why? i can only register my card with one app?

    • bhmckee
    • 6/21/2011 5:29 PM

    Looking forward to the Windows Phone 7 App. I hear it is not that hard to create. I bet there are enough Microsoft folks there in Seattle to even help deliver it.

    • DruryBC4
    • 6/22/2011 11:31 AM

    Wow, I wished this worked. HTC EVo with newest updated Android (2.3.3). I've uninstalled and re-downloaded twice. Been waiting a long time for this.

    • joezero
    • 6/22/2011 12:17 PM

    Okay, so 1) not available in Canada... 2) no widget?!?!?... 3) My Coffe Card is apparently faster... I did expect Starbucks to be late to the game; I was also expecting them to bring their "A" game, which they did not...

      • gnryder
      • 10/6/2011 3:45 PM

      In reply to: joezero

      Agree, disappointed new Android app only available in the USA. What about Canada! Vancouver is the Starbucks capital of Canada! Only 2 hour drive from Seattle WA which is home of Starbucks.

    • ternullo
    • 6/23/2011 11:30 AM

    I'm using the Starbucks App on my Android, and would prefer having the "Recent Transactions" listed newest (top) to oldest (bottom). Just a thought, and hope you might incorporate in future updates.

    • lbarroga
    • 6/26/2011 1:51 PM

    I have an HTC EVO 4G and was very excited about downloading this app but after all the horrible EVO comments I'm gonna wait until they fix the bugs and people say it's working correctly. Too bad....

    • cascar
    • 6/27/2011 3:20 PM

    Evo Shift here. I just got my phone a little over a week ago, and the Starbucks app was the first app I downloaded. It worked fine the first few days, but I've been getting the error message ever since. Kinda bummed.....hope they fix it asap!

    • kimmyp01
    • 6/28/2011 3:32 PM

    I have an EVO as well and was super excited about the app. Much to my dismay, I started having a problem a few days after I downloaded it. The scan function works, but when I try to update the balance it never refreshes, and when I try to log in, I get the "An unexpected error occurred. Please try again later". Really bummed...please fix it!!!

    • LOrive
    • 6/29/2011 9:12 AM

    +1 on the Windows Phone 7 app request. What, Starbucks, no love for your NW neighbor?

    • jksturg
    • 6/29/2011 11:46 AM

    +100 to the Windows Phone 7 request! Starbucks would be beautiful in Metro UI!

    • starbucks starbucks
    • 6/29/2011 2:31 PM

    Thank you for your feedback on our recently launched Starbucks for Android app. We have heard from some customers that have experienced issues with stability and have seen Force Close errors. We have issued an update to address the most common Force Close error, which is now live in the Android Market. We continue to look into other errors and expect to have another update soon. We encourage you to download the latest version of the application as we work to address any additional stability issues. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.

    • napsterpugh
    • 6/30/2011 11:37 AM

    Paying for you coffee with your mobile phone is a great idea! However, I've only used it once due to the location of the scanners at Starbucks that i visit. I don't like the idea of handing over my phone to the employee to scan when its takes the same time as using a Starbucks card. If mobile phone payment is something Starbucks is trying to push, then have the scanners in a better location within arms length of the customers. Thanks.

    • jgrandstaff41
    • 7/6/2011 5:57 AM

    Installed update and still get the force close error message on Evo, wishing it would be fixed!

    • mattmiz
    • 7/6/2011 10:47 AM

    Need to add to the chorus of voices for Windows Phone 7 would be much loved and much appreciated.

    • OCaseyRB
    • 7/7/2011 7:59 PM

    Works great so far on my LG Optimus T!!

    • skwayb
    • 7/18/2011 4:55 PM

    Would love this also on the Windows 7 Phone. Just moved off android and was dissappointed there wasn't a Windows Phone 7 version....

    • abclissold
    • 7/19/2011 1:53 PM

    I just tried to use this on my HTC Evo 4G. I have been using it for several months with no problem, but was completely embarrassed today when I tried to use it and it kept saying "force close, try again later." Well, I was in the line then, not later. What happened to this app?!

    • nsaich
    • 7/19/2011 3:55 PM

    Love my Windows Phone and would love it more with the Starbucks App!

    • bedizen
    • 7/27/2011 12:10 PM

    I just updated my Atrix 4g to Android 2.3.4, and my Starbucks app (version 1.0.3) crashes immediately and does not load - help!

    • cot427
    • 7/30/2011 1:18 PM

    Another Vote for Starbucks App for Windows Phones!

    • john_hastie
    • 8/1/2011 8:45 AM

    The Android version SUX. I cannot logon and get a multitude of different errors depending on what it wants to squeal about at the time. "This application requires network connectivity"...funny that I can surf at the same time. Another common error "an unexpected error occurred.Please try again or come back later." I also have issues shutting down the App as it NEVER wants to exit on it's own. This is a poor deployment managed deployment and as a shareholder since 2008 I expect better from SBUX.

    • FrankE12
    • 8/13/2011 2:13 AM

    Mobile applications expert Jonathan Stark of Providence, R.I., is executing a social test he calls “broadcasting money”. It's been quite a draw, as free espresso supporters are allowed to download Stark's Starbucks card straight to their smartphones. Article source: Get free Starbucks with mobile payments, just pay it forward.

    • 8/26/2011 2:50 PM

    I don't like that I can't use the application at drive thru's! Application is awesome otherwise. But not very convenient if you can't use it at the drive thru!

    • biancajw
    • 9/7/2011 8:54 AM

    I have IPhone today when i went to reload my card i saw there was a paypal option. But I can't find anywhere to ling my paypal account. So how can I link paypal???

    • 4johns
    • 9/17/2011 12:58 PM

    Would like to use this app on android tablet...any chance?

    • choiberg
    • 10/15/2011 10:09 PM

    Windows Phone 7 please... Mango is calling :)

    • msstewart27
    • 10/20/2011 11:34 AM

    I have been trying to add my card for weeks...just logged it to my profile to add my mobile phone number. Still cannot add, now I am getting a System momentarily available. Please try again or come back later...tried 4 times. Any helpful hints?

    • bengel45
    • 11/18/2011 3:03 PM

    why is it only available in US we need the Canadian version

    • kaleiala11
    • 12/7/2011 10:20 AM

    there should be an option to "log out" of your account. just in case your phone gets lost/stolen someone is not able to use your account. Great security measure.

    • happyc100
    • 12/12/2011 9:06 AM

    Need wp7 app NOW!!! Thanks.

    • erin.riddell
    • 12/17/2011 1:17 AM

    Have attempted to dowload this app several times to my smart phone and each time have been told " no device associated with this account"
    What does this mean??? how do i add my phone

    • dnldreams
    • 1/16/2012 4:32 PM

    I, too will have to +1 to Windows Phone 7.5 app.

    • daotony
    • 1/23/2012 10:01 PM

    its incompatible with my Fido Acer Liquid E!!!!! Cant even install it on my phone!

    • Subee1162
    • 1/28/2012 2:38 PM

    We tried to load this on my boyfriend’s Samsung S glide today ..... it came up that he needed an operating version 2.1 and above! So the app is incompatible .... wrong his operating system is 2.3 anyone have any suggestions or was it just a bug in the system today...having just converted him to a smartphone and him suddenly seeing the benefits of the gold card (so now has a starbucks card to get to that status) he’s keen to go wireless:)

    • 2/10/2012 1:34 PM

    Why can't I use my iPhone app through the drive thru's, or at least if it is liability issues could you have scanners that reach outside to my phone, its a huge inconvenience.

    • pfeilmat
    • 4/5/2012 4:33 PM

    I have Windows 7.5 and really wanting an app for it. C'mon Starbucks! Get to it! I have personally spent enough in your coffee houses in the past ten years to cover all the development costs. I enjoyed the Android version of the App, but alas, that phone was a WinMo 6.5 and I rooted it to a Frankendroid. But with the hard ware issues the poor phone has, I upgraded to a Nokia 710. Used to have (still do) a HTC HD2. So Puleeeze Starbucks, hook a brotha up!

    • joezuff
    • 4/12/2012 5:02 PM

    Another request for a WP7 app. It sure looks like there are enough
    request to justify coming up with one.

    • meubank
    • 5/2/2012 9:58 AM

    I have a HTC Thunderblot and the app is on the phone. I just loaded it and signed in but there is no place to sign out. When will you be putting this feature in the app? After a while it says it has timed out, but I can still use the app and it did not time out. This means anyone who has my phone can use the Starbucks to purchase items. Not that I loan my phone out.

    • warder1960
    • 5/18/2012 10:40 AM

    OK, so Kudos for at least having an Android app and it does work fine on my Galaxy S II. But what's up with the serious lack of features compared to the iPhone app? It's like day and night in comparison. And still no PayPal option after all this time?

    • jackalluna
    • 1/8/2013 3:40 PM

    How to remove a card from this app?

    • geopaul777
    • 1/20/2013 9:07 AM

    Personally, I believe there should be a log out option; no matter what medium is used to access.

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