Amazon Alexa Devices Get Skype Calling Support in India

Skype calling arriving soon for Amazon Echo devices

Credit: Tom's GuideMicrosoft has announced that you can now use Echo devices to make Skype calls.

Following its initial announcement in September, it looks like Skype calling is almost ready to roll out to Amazon Echo devices. That's it - the accounts are now linked and you can start talking.

Amazon Alexa devices did not have the support for Skype calling till now, but the latest news is that Skype is available on Alexa-enabled devices and the users can connect hands-free with friends and family just by voice gestures. You'll sign into your Skype account, and that's that.

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Voice and video calls aren't new for Alexa.

Although screen-based devices like the Echo Show have always been able to handle video calls, the introduction of Skype means that any Echo device, however old, can make calls, audio, or where available, video too. You can link your Skype account to your Alexa devices in the Alexa app. Other countries will get it soon. Well, it looks like it took the companies two months to bring Skype calling to Alexa devices.

To use Pandora on Alexa devices, just begin a command with "Alexa" followed by asking her to play either Pandora or a specific song, album, or genre that you want. 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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