Amazon has rolled out Skype calling with Alexa for Aussie users, facilitating hands-free voice and video chatting in time for Christmas.
By linking with a Skype account, users can say “Hey Alexa, call Susan on Skype” to trigger free voice-calling over the internet.
Users can use make and receive hands-free Skype calls on their Echo smart speakers, with video-calling supported on Amazon’s Echo Show and Echo Spot.
Set-up claims to be easy, facilitated via the Alexa App or alexa.amazon.com.:
- In the Alexa App or alexa.amazon.com, go to Menu > Settings > Communication
- Select relevant link to add a Skype account, triggering a sign-in page
- Sign in with Skype account information to complete linking Skype account
- (Note: for the best Skype calling and video experience, update to version 8.34 or later)