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Starbucks Just Released an App Update That Lets You Skip Waiting in Line

Jun 17, 2015

Good news, Starbucks fans: The company is expanding a pilot program that lets customers order ahead of time and bypass the checkout line to 21 new states.

That program, known as mobile Mobile Order & Pay, launched last December in Portland and works through Starbucks' existing iPhone app. Users can simply select their drink, their local store (the app even features wait times at various locations) and pay for their drink using the app. Then they can just stroll through the door and pick up their order—no line-waiting required.

In March, Starbucks expanded the program to Pacific Northwest, including Seattle, and now the company has announced the Mobile Order & Pay is also coming to 3,400 locations in the southern and central United States.

So far, Android users are still locked out of using the service—Mobile Order & Pay is currently iPhone-only—but Techcrunch reports the program will expand to all company-operated stores and the Android platform later this year.

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