Amazon and Skype have announced that starting from today, Amazon Alexa supported devices will let users enjoy Skype calling. With Skype on the Alexa-enabled device, users can connect hands-free with family and friends around the world just by saying, “Alexa, call Mom on Skype.” With the all-new Skype calling with Alexa, users can have a more delightful conversion, without typing in names or numbers and they can continue a chat even while they are doing something else.

To get started with Skype calling with Alexa, customers will have to link their Skype account to Alexa and to do that, users need to open the Alexa App or visit, alexa.amazon.in and go to Menu > Settings > Communication. Then users can just select the link to add a Skype account and a sign-in page will appear in the app or webpage, where users would log in with their account and once the accounts are linked, they can start using Alexa to make Skype calls and even receive one from their friends and family. Echo Spot users can even enjoy Skype video calling with Alexa.

Skype calling with Alexa now available now in India, U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand
Skype calling with Alexa now available now in India, U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

Skype calling with Alexa is available now in India, along with other major regions like the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In a press note, it has been mentioned that for the best possible experience of using Skype with Alexa, customers should update to Skype version 8.34 or higher.

Skype has also announced that it is working on providing the ability for Alexa customers to call most landlines and mobile numbers internationally using Skype to Phone and Skype is offering 200 free minutes of Skype to Phone calls to 34 countries on this auspicious occasion. To find more details about compatible devices and guides to linking accounts, users can visit this page. Are you already using the Skype calling with Alexa on your Echo device? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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