Alexa can now use Skype for audio and video calls

Microsoft and Amazon buddy up again

Alexa can Skype now
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Amazon and Microsoft have become buddy-buddy over the past year, and that partnership is continuing to bloom as Microsoft and Amazon are now taking their relationship to the next level.

Skype for Alexa will be rolling out over the next week in the US, UK, India, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. All you have to do is link your Skype and Amazon account, and then you'll be able to simply say, "Alexa, call Ben on Skype".

Read this: How to use Cortana on Alexa

You'll be able to both make and receive Skype calls on Echo devices, and when you bring in an Echo Show, Echo Spot or Fire Tablet with Show Mode, you'll be able to do Skype video calls. To get this all started, just head to the Alexa app and dive into the Communication section.

Once there, you'll see a link to add a Skype account. Follow through with your information and you'll be good to go - easy peasy.

This is just the latest in Microsoft and Amazon's partnership. The two companies have been working to make their technology work better together: Alexa and Cortana play nice with each other, you can control your Xbox with Alexa and you can even now use Alexa on Windows 10.


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