Amazon’s Alexa can now make and answer Skype calls through partnership with Microsoft

December 3, 2018

  • Skype on Alexa – Amazon now lets users call their contacts on Skype through Alexa, by saying for example, “Alexa, Skype Mom; Alexa, call Dad on Skype; Alexa, pick up,” as well as accept Skype calls, through command “Alexa, answer”
  • Activation – To activate feature, users only need to go to Communications tab within Settings of Amazon Alexa mobile app
  • Compatible Devices – Audio calling via Skype can be made through Echo and other Amazon smart speakers, with video calling supported on Echo Show, which has own digital screen
  • Free 100 Minutes – Microsoft offering 100 free minutes for each of first two months after linking Skype with Alexa

Image Source: Skype Blog

Amazon Alexa Skype calls

Image Source: Skype Blog

Sectors: Consumer Durables, Information Technology
Organizations: Inc., Microsoft Corp.

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