Skype Calling with Alexa

Skype calling with Alexa enables you to make and receive Skype voice and video calls on compatible Alexa-enabled devices.

Video: Skype Calling with Alexa

Skype calling with Alexa enables you to make and receive Skype-to-Skype calls and Skype-to-Phone calls (calling phone numbers with Skype).

Skype enables you to use the front-facing camera on a compatible mobile or screened Alexa-enabled device to make video calls.

Use Skype calling with Alexa to make Skype-to-Skype calls domestically or internationally at no additional cost.

Skype to Phone (mobile or landline) uses Skype Credit or subscription; refer to the Skype website for calling rates. Emergency calling is not supported on Skype calling with Alexa.

Requirements

To use Skype calling with Alexa, you need the following:

  1. A compatible Alexa-enabled device.
  2. Enable Alexa Communication in the Alexa app.
  3. A Skype account.
  4. Link your Skype account to your Alexa account in the Alexa app.

Link Account

To link your Skype account in the Alexa app:

  1. Open the Menu and select Settings.
  2. Select Communications.
  3. Select Skype.
  4. Sign in with your Skype account information.
  5. Follow on-screen instructions to complete setup including granting permission to import your Skype contacts.

To unlink account, follow the steps for linking and select Unlink.

Using Skype Calling with Alexa

After you link your Skype account to your Alexa account, you ask Alexa to call a Skype contact from your compatible Alexa-enabled device by saying:

"Call [Contact Name] on Skype."

When you receive an incoming call from Skype, you hear: the Skype ringtone, then who it is from, such as “[Contact Name] on Skype would like to talk,” followed by the Skype ringtone again. Then, “It’s [Contact Name].”

Manage your Skype Credit, subscriptions and contacts, and view Skype’s terms and conditions, on the Skype app or Skype website.

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