Call to Directions API failing with "REQUEST_DENIED" status

The network response from the Google Directions API is returning an error:

{"error_message":"This IP, site or mobile application is not authorized to use this API key. Request received from IP address xxx.xx.x.xx, with empty referer","routes":[],"status":"REQUEST_DENIED"}

I believe the networking code is correct:

override suspend fun getDirections(origin: LatLng, destination: LatLng): Result<JSONObject> = suspendCoroutine { continuation ->                                                                                           
val request = Request.Builder()                                                                                                                                                                                        
okHttpClient.get().newCall(request).enqueue(object : Callback {                                                                                                                                                        
    override fun onFailure(call: Call, e: IOException) {                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
            Failure(CustomError(e.localizedMessage ?: genericErrorMsg, true, error = e)))                                                                                                                              
    override fun onResponse(call: Call, response: okhttp3.Response) {                                                                                                                                                  
        if (response.isSuccessful && response.body != null) {                                                                                                                                                          
            val jsonObject = JSONObject(response.body!!.string())                                                                                                                                                      
        } else {                                                                                                                                                                                                       

..and the API credentials appear to be configured appropriately:

Additionally, the same API key has been and continues to be used for the Google Places SDK:

// Initialize Places SDK.
Places.initialize(applicationContext, ".....")

Why is the Directions API returning an error?

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