Skype calling is available on Amazon Alexa devices—just in time for the holidays. With Skype on your Alexa-enabled device, you can connect hands-free with family and friends around the world just by saying, “Alexa, call Mom on Skype.” In addition to Skype audio and video calling, you get the ability to call most landlines and mobile numbers internationally using Skype to Phone. To celebrate the availability of Skype calling with Alexa, Skype is offering 200 free minutes of Skype to Phone calls to 34 countries.
Watch this video to see how it works – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE2JEby
With Skype and Alexa, you can now connect with your friends and family around the world completely hands-free. Use Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo Dot to make hands-free Skype voice calls wherever Alexa and Skype are available, or place high-fidelity Skype video calls from the Echo Show and Echo Spot directly to Skype on computers and mobile devices.
To get started, simply link Skype with your Alexa account by following the instructions below.
- In the Alexa App or on alexa.amazon.in, go to Menu > Settings > Communication
- Select the link to add a Skype account and a sign-in page will appear in the app
- Sign in with your Skype account information to complete linking your Skype account
- Note: for the best Skype calling and video experience, update to version 8.34 or later
Skype calling on Alexa is available now in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, India, Australia, and New Zealand with support for other countries rolling out soon. And for the best Skype calling and video experience, update to Skype version 8.34 or later.