Amazon is Adding Alexa Calling to Android, iOS, and FireOS Tablets

Amazon is Adding Alexa Calling to Android, iOS, and FireOS Tablets

Devices like the Echo and Echo Dot will give users five seconds to hit it with a follow-up question after it answers your first one, lighting up blue to indicate that it's still listening. It's noted that previously, Echo speaker owners could use the call feature to make free calls or send messages to other Echo owners. Amazon announced this morning added support for calling as well as messaging features on tablets, including iPads, Android tablets and, of course, its own Fire tablets. With the update, anyone that has the Alexa app downloaded on their tablets can now set up calls, meaning you don't need to have an Echo on your shelf to take advantage of free calls and messages. The application is widely available for all the platforms and you can easily install it from a respective App Store and Play Store for iOS and Android devices respectively. On the Fire HD 10, voice calling and messaging can be accessed simply by talking to Alexa.

Previously, anyone wanting to make calls or send messages needed an Echo device like the Echo Show or Echo Spot.

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If you're running an Alexa compatible Fire device all you have to do is tap the home button and ask Alexa to make a call for you. Even, needless to say, just mentioning the word Alexa can get her going and seeking a command. Use the promo code 2REJCI3B at checkout on Amazon and you'll pay just $25.79, which is the lowest price we've seen for this popular power strip. The feat is limited to the US, Mexico or Canada for now. You will also be able to use the Drop In function to connect Echo devices using your tablet.

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