One of the good things about Amazon and its Alexa AI is that individual users and companies are more than welcome to create their own “skills” for the software. For those unfamiliar, skills are basically the things that Alexa can do, and for those who own an American Express credit card, it seems that an Amex skill has been added to the list.
According to the press release put out by American Express, “Starting today, the new Amex skill will be available to all eligible U.S. Consumer and OPEN Card Members with an American Express ID and Password. By linking their online American Express account to the Amex skill, eligible Card Members with an Alexa-enabled device can check their account balance, review recent charges, make a payment and more through voice commands.”
Yup, basically through the use of your voice and as long as your account is linked up, you’ll be able to check on your account’s balance and make payments all through the use of your voice. The Amex skill will also play nice with the Amex Offers ecosystem where users can browse for limited time offers that are exclusive to them.
The skill should already be live so all users have to do is add it to their account. More details can be found on American Express’ website.