Amazon Echo devices can now make Skype calls

Amazon Echo devices can now make Skype calls


Video chat was always one of Echo Show and Spot’s biggest selling points. But until now, the products have been tethered to Amazon’s own software. This week, however, the company took another big step in its ongoing relationship with Microsoft by adding Skype calling to mix.

Amazon Echo devices can now make Skype calls
Amazon Echo

Now just about every Echo device past and present is able to make calls using the popular platform. Your Echo/Plus/Dot, et al. will be able to do so via voice using a command like, “Alexa Skype Mom.” Echos with displays, meanwhile, will offer up the full video Skype experience. Users can also ask Alexa to dial a phone number via Skype. (Source – Techcrunch)

Update :

SkypeOut requires Skype minutes, but by linking your Skype and Alexa accounts Microsoft is offering 100 minutes of free calls for two months. After that, there’s multiple subscription options available. For example, paying $2.99 a month gets you unlimited mobile and landline calls in the US.

Linking your Echo to a Skype account is easy. Once your Echo is setup, open the Alexa app and navigate to Settings > Communication > Skype where you will be able to link both accounts. Sign in using the same Microsoft account you use for Skype and you’re ready to start calling.


Amazon Echo devices can now make Skype calls



piyushv531

Blogger

error: Content is protected !!