Today’s tech news: Amazon Echo devices support Skype calling, now with 200 free minutes

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Amazon made another huge extension with Microsoft by adding Skype calling to Echo devices. Now just about every Echo device past and present are able to make calls using the popular platform.

Your Echo devices will be able to do via voice using a command. Like, “Alexa Skype Mom.” soon will offer up the full video Skype experience.

Likewise request that Alexa dial a telephone number by means of Skype. Moreover, Skype is putting forth 200 free minutes of Skype to Phone calling to 34 nations. Amazon could utilize better talk support and Microsoft hasn’t made much progress with Cortana-empowered gadgets.

Setting up Echo devices with Skype

With the end goal to set up Skype on your Alexa gadget, simply go to Settings > Communication > Skype on your Amazon Alexa application to interface your gadget. Sign in utilizing your Skype features. As Alexa will now approach every one of your contacts on Skype for calling purposes.

Skype calling to mobiles and landlines available in 34 nations. Microsoft said that Skype approaching Alexa is at present just accessible in the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, India, Australia, and New Zealand.