Did you know that with Alexa, you can make and receive voice and video calls with other people? This feature is available on Echo devices and can be done through the Alexa app on your smartphone.
Alexa-to-Alexa Calls and Video Calls
If you have an iPhone running iOS 9.0 or later, or an Android phone running Android 5.0 or later, you can make Alexa-to-Alexa calls using the Alexa app. You can also make and receive video calls if you have an Echo Show. This feature allows you to connect with friends and family who also have Alexa devices.
Drop In and Intercom Calling
Echo devices also offer an intercom-like feature called Drop In that allows you to call other Echo devices directly, whether they are in your home or another household. You can use this feature with most cell phones and landlines in the U.S. and some other countries. To use Drop In, you need an Amazon account and the Alexa app on a device running Android 6.0 (or later), iOS 11.0 (or later), or on an Android Fire tablet.
Using the Alexa app, you can sync your contacts on your smartphone with your Echo devices. This allows Alexa to call phone numbers, so you can call a cell phone from your Echo. Alternatively, you can use Alexa to call other Echo devices that have your contacts. If you don’t sync your contacts, you can still call other Echo devices or Alexa devices that you are logged in to, such as an intercom.
Set up is easy – just head to the “Communicate” tab in your Alexa app to get started. Once you have Voice Calling set up, it’s available on all your Echo devices, and enabled on each one by default.
What do I need to use Voice Calling with Alexa?
You need an Amazon account and the Alexa app on a smartphone running Android 5.0 or later, or iOS 9.0 or later. You also need an Echo device.
Can I call someone who doesn’t have an Echo device?
You can only call other Alexa devices or cell phones that have the Alexa app installed.
Are voice and video calls made through Alexa secure?
Yes, all voice and video calls made through Alexa are encrypted for your security.
Stay Connected With Alexa
Don’t miss out on this great feature – use Voice Calling to stay connected with family and friends through your Echo device and Alexa app.