You can pay for gas with Alexa at more than 12,000 Exxon and Mobil gas stations in the US. All you need is an Alexa-powered device and the phrase “Hey Alexa, pay for gas.”
How to pay for gas with Alexa
To use Alexa’s Pay for Gas for the first time, download the Amazon Alexa app from Apple’s App Store for iPhone or from the Google Play Store for Android.
From there, go to a participating gas station, go to a pump, and say “Hey Alexa, pay for gas” to your Echo Auto or other compatible device.
Upon hearing the phrase, Alexa will recite and ask you to confirm the station’s location. Say “Yes”, and Alexa will then ask for the pump number you want to use.
After Alexa confirms the pump number, she will say, “Are you ready to activate pump #?”
After another “Yes,” Alexa confirms that the pump is ready before reminding you that Amazon Pay will be used to pay after refueling. All payments are made using your Amazon account’s default payment method. To change the default method, go to Payment options.
To use this, you’ll need an Echo Auto, some Echo Buds, the Alexa app, or some eligible third-party products that use Alexa Built-In. For the list of products, go to Automotive devices with Alexa built-in.
How to view your Alexa gas purchases
To view your fuel transactions, go to Your Orders in your Amazon account. They appear right next to your Amazon purchases.
What Can’t Alexa’s Pay for Gas Do?
Alexa’s Pay for Gas is only available at participating Exxon and Mobil stations. In addition, Amazon Pay (default payment information in your Amazon account) is the only payment method that can accept most debit and credit cards. ExxonMobil’s own credit card, Amazon gift cards, or Amazon-branded credit cards cannot be used.
When pumping fuel, Alexa cannot be asked to fill the tank based on a certain dollar amount. However, users can manually stop the pump whenever they want.
Finally, not all states allow users to pump their own gas. New Jersey, Oregon, and the City of Huntington, New York do not allow gas customers to pump their own gas.
For a list of all participating stations, go to Find a station near you.
No more dirty fuel pump keyboards
Alexa’s Pay for Gas is a welcome reprieve from swiping cards and pressing a dingy fuel pump keyboard. If you’re an avid Amazon user, buying gas with the Alexa app or a compatible Alexa built-in car device should be a breeze.