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Mon, 19 Nov 2018 20:21:26 +0000

Skype calling through Alexa is now available

Microsoft has just launched the Skype integration with Alexa that they announced earlier this year. To link the two services, simply go into the Alexa app and login with your Skype account under Settings > Communication > Skype. Once you do so, you’ll automatically earn 200 free Skype minutes. Placing Skype to Skype calls is always free, but the minutes are used if you want to use Skype to call a regular phone number.

Once your Skype account is linked to your Alexa devices in the Alexa app, just say “Alexa, call [name] on Skype” or “Alexa, Skype [name]” to start a call. To call a phone number, say “Alexa, call [phone number w/ area code] on Skype.”

You’ll also be able to receive Skype calls through Alexa. When someone calls you, your Alexa devices will play the familiar Skype ring tone. You just need to say “Alexa, answer” to answer the call.

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