If you're reading this, you're obviously interested in Amazon's Echo hardware which includes the all-mighty Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Show, the regular Echo speaker and more. Customers just need to enable the Alexa skill associated with their TV or other device for it to work. Google devices have been able to call phone numbers for months now. To start using the services, the user needs to link Skype with their Alexa account and then follow the instructions mentioned below. When someone is calling you, you can simply say "Alexa, pick up" to answer the call.
To encourage users to link their Skype accounts with their Alexa devices, customers are being offered 100 free minutes of calls per month. Now sign in using the same Microsoft account that you use for Skype.
Customers are being offered 100 free minutes of calls per month to link their Skype account to their Alexa account
"With Skype and Alexa, you can now connect with your friends and family around the world completely hands-free". It is worth noting that Skype calling with Alexa is available in India along with other countries including US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Indeed, as part of today's announcement, Microsoft Stores in the U.S. have begun to sell Echo devices, which some are taking as an admission of defeat, although the official line is that Cortana and Alexa will work together rather than against each other.