One of many issues talked about in passing through the Amazon Echo occasion yesterday was Skype calling on Alexa.
We now know extra, nevertheless, will Microsoft offering just a few particulars on the way it will work.
Skype integration will likely be added to Alexa units later this yr. It affords the choice to name anyone utilizing Skype from an Echo or different Alexa-enabled product, by simply saying instructions like, “Alexa, name Jimmy on Skype.”
Additionally, you will be capable of take calls on Alexa units, by means of instructions comparable to, “Alexa, reply.”
That features video calling on the 2 generations of Echo Present and the Echo Spot. Plus, in fact, all Skype apps on PC, cellular or Xbox will take and make calls from and to Alexa units too.
You’ll be able to even name common telephone numbers out of your Echo, if in case you have the best Skype subscription or credit score.
Microsoft and Amazon are collaborating on a number of initiatives at current, together with Alexa integration for the Xbox One.
In addition to the transient point out of Skype, Amazon launched a complete stack of recent Echo units at its occasion in Seattle. You’ll be able to examine them right here: Amazon Echo occasion: All of the bulletins that matter
You can too pre-order the all-new Amazon Echo Present and different new merchandise from Amazon.co.uk now.