Android Pay adds American Express support in UK

Alex Spencer

Android Pay has added support for American Express cards in the UK.

The move comes after American Express support was added to Android Pay in Canada last month.

The support covers all American Express accounts, except for pre-paid cards, corporate purchasing cards, and virtual accounts.

Before this launch, American Express cards could only be used on Android phones through its own Amex app – something which, based on reviews on the Play Store, proved unpopular with its customers.

The top reviews on the Play Store describe Amex Pay as "useless and buggy" and "a poor relation to Android Pay".

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