Indonesia’s super app Gojek has launched a series of new features this week, involving its payment service GoPay and streaming platform GoPlay.
GoPay users can now withdraw cash from Bank Central Asia (BCA) ATMs, by typing the required amount in the app. This will generate a six-digit transaction code which needs to be entered at the ATM to release the money. Unused codes will expire after one hour.
The service is only available for GoPay Plus users, and each withdrawal carries an additional charge of IDR 5,000 (USD 0.34). LinkAja provides a similar service, letting users withdraw cash from ATMs of the state-owned banks.
GoPay is also now available for contactless payment in the BlueBird taxi fleet via the Quick Response Code Indonesian Standard (QRIS). Customers can pay for their rides by scanning the QR code with the GoPay app.
BlueBird is Gojek’s partner for its on-demand taxi service called GoBlueBird. The decacorn reportedly owns a minority stake in the taxi operator.
In addition, GoPay recently announced that it’s the only e-wallet available for YouTube subscriptions in Indonesia. Payment for YouTube Premium and YouTube Music was previously only possible via credit or debit card. The collaboration is part of GoPay’s existing partnership with Google Play. Google is also an investor in Gojek.
More options for movie-lovers
Gojek’s on-demand streaming platform GoPlay announced a new rental service. Aside from weekly and monthly subscription plans, users can now access content for a limited time, for a price between IDR 15,000 (USD 1.02) and IDR 29,000 (USD 1.97).
GoPlay’s CEO Edy Sulistyo said that it aims to provide more options for movie-lovers. “We are preparing other innovations and initiatives, such as interactive streaming for a satisfying watching experience at home,” he said.
Currently, there are dozens of Indonesian movies available on GoPlay Rental.