If you use the Starbucks app on your Android phone, there is a new update rolling out that you will want to get as soon as you can. Version 126.96.36.199 brings a lot of updates and improvements to the app with the headline new feature being fingerprint scanner support.
The support for fingerprint scanning allows you to log in, reload, transfer balances and purchases eGifts within the app by using your fingerprint for authentication. All of these functions were in the app prior, it just required your password each time you wanted to do one of these things. You can still have it use your account’s password but if you have a phone with a fingerprint scanner, you can enable it to get things done quicker within the Starbucks app.
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The Starbucks app for Android has an update rolling out that brings a long desired feature: The ability to create and save your favorite drinks. The feature is aimed at those who use the ordering feature in the app as it allows you to, with one tap, order your favorite drink then go to your local Starbucks and pick it up. The ability to order within the Starbucks app has been there a while but every time you used it, you had to create your drink, even if you are a creature of habit and order the same thing every time.
To use the new feature, go to the Order section of the app. It will find the Starbucks location closest to you and present you a menu of the food and drinks that are available at that location. Build your favorite drink using the drink menu and once you have created your masterpiece, tap the heart icon to save it. The next time you order, you can go to the Favorites tab and your drink will be there and ready to order with a tap of the Floating Action Button.
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The Starbucks app for Android has been updated today and with it comes several new features around Mobile Order & Pay. For those who aren’t familiar with Mobile Order & Pay, as the name suggests, you can pre-order your coffee or food items from your nearest Starbucks location using the app, pay for it using the app, and then just walk in and pick it up at the store. No more queues waiting for our precious coffee!
One of the new features that has come to the app is travel times to the store at which you made your Mobile Order & Pay order. The feature requires location services to be enabled and if it is, you will see the travel time from your location to that store so you can plan your journey to pick up your order.
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After months of waiting, the official Starbucks app for Windows Phone has been released. The app, similar to the one available for Android and iOS, allows you to pay for your coffee or food items at participating shops with your phone. This is done by providing a barcode which is connected to your Starbucks account (which in turn is tied to a credit card) that is displayed on your phone and scanned at the register. It is quick and simple and as one who has been using their app on other platforms, it is about time it got to Windows Phone!
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There is a new update to the Starbucks app rolling out for Android that brings a much easier way of tracking your progress towards a free coffee. The update, versions 4.2.1 for those keeping score at home, now has a Rewards bar at the top of the main page that tells you how many stars you need to collect to get that free cup of Joe. In the previous version, you had to tap on your star count at the top to see how many you needed for your reward. This update eliminates the need to do that tap, putting your needed number of stars front-and-center for you.
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If you are a frequent visitor to Starbucks, you will need to make sure you get the new app for your Android phone today. The updated app has been released in conjunction with the revamped star rewards scheme that the company has to reward frequent shoppers. The updated app reflects this update to the scheme along with some general improvements to the user experience in the app. While you can still use the old version of the app – at least for now – you may not get the correct star rewards totals with it. Upgrading is highly recommended.
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Starbucks has released a great little update to their already pretty impressive Android app that allows you to capture the music you are hearing in the store with Spotify and add it to your account. The update is version 3.4 for those keeping score at home and is rolling out to the Google Play Store now. If you haven’t seen the update yet, you should in the next day or so.
In participating stores, you can use the Starbucks app on your phone to capture the music you are hearing and then add it to your Spotify playlist. I’ve always found the music playing in most stores to be pretty good and often music that I wouldn’t discover on my own. Now you have a great way to capture it, take it with you and listen to while you are away from your local Starbucks.
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