You Can Now Call Your Friends On Skype Using Amazon’s Alexa
It seems like the partnership between Microsoft and Amazon continues to flourish. The most recent addition in the tech world between these two has been the upgrade in which Microsoft is bringing the Skype calling service to the Amazon Alexa devices.
“Alexa, Call Tom On Skype”
Amazon’s Echo range will be able to access Skype’s basic calling and the hardware like the Echo Show will also include video calling support for Skype.
Thanks to the integration, Skype users can call mobile and landlines using SkypeOut as well as call their contacts by simply saying “Alexa, call Tom on Skype” to activate the call.
As Skype revealed in an official blog post:
“We are excited to bring Skype calling to Alexa devices, so users can easily communicate with their friends and family from their Echo devices, simply using voice. Users can make outgoing Skype voice and video calls, accept incoming Skype calls, and even make SkypeOut calls to most phone numbers around the world.”
With this, Microsoft once again proved its close partnership with Skype – and gave many Skype (and Alexa) users a nice upgrade which will allow them to take advantage of the high-quality network across the globe.
Amazon And Microsoft Are Not Stopping Here
Currently, Amazon for Alexa, Cortana and Xbox are all integrated with Skype. The Xbox One, for example, now supports Alexa and Amazon has also launched its own Alexa Windows 10 app in order to bring the digital assistant to every PC out there.
Meanwhile, Microsoft also started selling Amazon’s Echo devices in its retail stores in the United States this weekend.