Skype voice and video calling is coming to Amazon Echo devices

Amazon and Microsoft have announced that Skype calling is coming to Alexa. Amazon Echo smart speakers will be able to make Skype voice calls, while Echo Shows will also be able to make Skype video calls. Those who pay for SkypeOut will also be able to use Alexa to call mobile and landlines through Skype, although that funcitonality is already available for free directly through Alexa’s default calling capabillities. The integration will simply work by saying “Alexa, call [contact] on Skype.” Microsoft says it will arrive on Echo devices later this year.

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7 comments
  1. TechyChris says:

    Too Funny, didn’t know you were on The Bez’s contact short list!
    Interesting new feature. Somehow I would like to see this included as a Prime perk for free though.

  2. Len Mullen says:

    Any chance this feature will support conference calls?

  3. lenin says:

    Skype is a dying app most people use Whatsapp , facebook messenger and the many many other choices… wish others would jump onboard too

  4. Ricky says:

    The look on your face Elias = Priceless.

  5. H.E.C. says:

    I assume this is only for a “consumer” Skype version and not Skype for Business (former Lync)?

  6. tom kearns says:

    I wonder, will skype work on the older version of Amazon echo show?

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