Germany and the UK have been waiting for this: Starting today you can make Alexa voice calls and send messages via Amazon Alexa devices (including the app for IOS and Android). We immediately tested the new features… here is how it works:
Now we are all set. First you will receive a test message from Alexa, which you will be able to access from one of your Alexa-compatible devices. The device will pulse in the color green once you have a message to retrieve.
“Alexa, play my messages” – immediately Alexa will read the first message. From now on you can contact your family, friends via voice, video (Echo Show!) or text message.
If in addition you activate the function “Drop In” , it is possible to call your other Alexa devices via direct connection without the need of the call being accepted. Big plus if you girlfriend at that moment is in the kitchen and just opened the fridge. 🙂
In case of an incoming call from one of your contacts the device will play a short tone and Alexa will tell you who is calling. With “Alexa, answer the phone” you can pick up the call.
The most important commands for the use of voice/video calls or message dispatch by Amazon Alexa.
Video calling with Echo Show is just as easy.For example, a video call can be made from a smart phone with the installed Alexa app to an Echo Show. This also means you do not necessarily need Alexa compatible hardware to use the new features. You can get by with the respective Amazon app for your smart phone and could even make calls from app to app.
Amazon Alexa voice calls and messages – good to know:
What is still missing….
We hope you enjoy Alexa’s new functions. Let us know in case you have discovered additional features or are missing functions!
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