Amazon and Microsoft team up to bring Skype calling to Alexa devices

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Go to Settings Communication Skype to link the account. When you link Skype and Alexa, you'll also get 100 free minutes of calls per month for two months.

Amazon Alexa devices did not have the support for Skype calling till now, but the latest news is that Skype is available on Alexa-enabled devices and the users can connect hands-free with friends and family just by voice gestures.

Echo devices will have access to audio calls, while Alexa devices with screens - like the Echo Show or Spot - will allow users to place video calls.

Once the setup process is complete, you can start using Skype calling by saying " Alexa, call Dad on Skype" or " Alexa, call [number] on Skype".

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Amazon's new "Wake-on-LAN Controller" feature will let Alexa users power on TVs and other smart home devices that have gone into low-power mode and thus can't be reached via the cloud.

But with this alliance continuing to grow, and Alexa now available as a Windows 10 UWP app to everyone, and very little new functionality for Cortana recently, we have to question whether its days are numbered. Then sign in using the Microsoft credentials on Skype.

If you're not yet on the 4K train, you can instead score a saving on the previous-gen Fire TV Stick with 1st-generation Alexa Voice Remote.

For better, Video calling experience, it is suggested to update the Skype version to 8.34 or later.