Paying bills can be a hassle. Having enough money for said bills can be a feat all by itself, but even if you have the funds, remembering to pay each and every bill on time each month can really be a daunting feat. A good solution is to use a bill pay program, but you can now have Alexa pay your bills simply by asking. The Amazon Shopping app users can pay bills across categories such as electricity, water, post-paid mobile, cooking gas, broadband and DTH recharges – faster using Alexa. Powered by Amazon Pay and Alexa, this new feature is currently available to Android users.
All a user has to do is simply tap the microphone icon on the Amazon shopping app and ask “Alexa, pay my electricity bill” or “Alexa, recharge my DTH”. Customers who have paid bills in the past will be navigated directly to the bill page with pre-fetched bill details. Moreover, first time customers will be navigated to the specific bill page to register their account and service provider before proceeding with the bill payment.
As far as existing Amazon Pay users are concerned, Alexa will get the bill amount due from the registered account and ask for customer confirmation before processing the payment. According to Amazon, “Customers can also enable a voice pin on the Alexa app to secure these transactions. Once approved, Alexa will complete the transaction using Amazon Pay, and send a notification to the customer’s registered mobile phone number, confirming the transaction.”
If you wish to add money or check Amazon Pay balance, just tap on the microphone icon on the Amazon shopping app and ask “Alexa, what is my Amazon Pay balance?” and she will instantly tell your current balance amount as well as show it to you on the app. However, if you wish to add money, it can be done easily with Alexa as all you have to say: “Alexa, add Rs 500 to my Amazon Pay balance”. This will take you to the ‘Add Money’ page with the requested amount pre-filled. Isn’t this interesting?
Moreover, this feature can also be experienced with Amazon Echo, Fire TV Stick and other devices that come with in-built Alexa.
Earlier this month, Pearson India had rolled out an interactive skill on Amazon Alexa for students and learners of all age groups to learn English. The Pearson MyPedia skill offers a collection of engaging stories coupled with fun facts, trivia, quizzes and rewards. By simply saying “Alexa, open MyPedia” or “Alexa, I want to learn English”, the users can get access to the interactive format of the skill can help them improve English vocabulary, listening, speaking, comprehension and storytelling.
As the world is battling with Coronavirus pandemic, students can leverage the benefits of the MyPedia Alexa skill as it can help them make the most of this unique learning environment while they remain indoors.
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