Amazon Alexa Devices Get Skype Calling Support in India

21 November, 2018, 23:15 | Author: Leah Owens
  • Skype calling comes to Alexa devices, furthering Amazon and Microsoft’s surprising partnership

You'll sign into your Skype account, and that's that. Now the user is ready to make Skype calls using voice any time easily without much fuss. On the Echo Show, you'll be able to make video calls as well.

"With Skype and Alexa, you can now connect with your friends and family around the world completely hands-free".

Alongside its refreshed hardware lineup, Amazon (and Microsoft) announced back in September that Skype calling was coming to Alexa devices later in the year.

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You can now make Skype calls through your Alexa-enabled device. Skype can be activated through the Amazon Alexa app, through the Communications tab within Settings.

As a bonus, Microsoft will give you 100 minutes of Skype to mobile or landline calling per month for your first two months after linking to Alexa.

"Now, whenever a customer wants to power on a smart device, typically a TV or other entertainment equipment, that has gone into low power mode using only voice, they can simply say, 'Alexa, turn on my TV, '" Amazon Alexa Senior Product Manager Brian Crum wrote in a blog post. Other countries will get it soon. Amazon's older Echo Spot had video calling capabilities, but it only worked between Spot devices. Meanwhile, Facebook has begun selling its Portal device, which does video-calling and very little else, making the arrival of Skype a major spoiler.

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