Skype calling now available on Amazon Alexa devices

Skype calling now available on Amazon Alexa devices

Skype calling now available on Amazon Alexa devices

by November 22, 2018

Skype calling will now be available on Amazon Alexa devices. The timing of the development is strategic considering the holiday season prior to Christmas is just about the begin.

At Skype, the mission has always been to bring people together and make it easier for friends and families to be there for each other and connect whenever they want to. The company has now extended the idea with new ways of helping people to connect. The simplest way is to enable people to just talk by integrating voice features into the technology.

With Skype on the Alexa-enabled device, user can connect hands-free with their loved ones, family or friends around the world with a specific voice command. They can connect by saying, “Alexa, call Mom on Skype.”

In addition to Skype audio and video calling, the users of Alexa devices can now call landlines and mobile numbers internationally using Skype to Phone. As an initial launch offer, Skype will offer 200 free minutes for calling through Alexa to 34 countries across the world. However, users are advised to read the terms and conditions that apply to avail this offer.

Now, users can use Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo Dot to make hands-free Skype voice calls wherever Alexa and Skype are available, or place high-fidelity Skype video calls from the Echo Show and Echo Spot directly to Skype on computers and mobile devices.

It is very easy to start as well. Users need to just link their Skype to their Alexa account and follow simple instructions to get going. They can use the same Microsoft account that they use on Skype.

The company believes that users will start using voice commands for making calls once they enjoy the Skype experience through Alexa devices.

Skype calling on Alexa is available now in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, India, Australia, and New Zealand with support for other countries rolling out soon. It is recommended that users should update to Skype version 8.34 or later to enjoy the best Skype calling or Skype video experience.