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How to Make Skype Calls on Amazon Echo and Echo Show

You can make calls using the Amazon Echo speakers to anybody who has an Alexa speaker. If you ask Alexa to call someone from your contact list, it will make an Alexa-to-Alexa call. There are options to call someone over skype too if the other person does not have an Amazon Echo.

Let’s find out how we can link our Skype to Alexa and make skype calls from Amazon Echo speakers or Echo Show display.

Connect Skype with Alexa

Before trying to dial someone over Skype from your Echo speaker, make sure you link your Skype account with Alexa.

For that, launch the Amazon Alexa app on your Android or iPhone.

Open Amazon Alexa App on iPhone Android

Go to the More tab from the options you see at the bottom.

Alexa App More Options

Tap on Settings from the screen.

Alexa App Settings

Under the “ALEXA PREFERENCES” tap on the Communications option.

Amazon Alexa Communication Settings

You will see the option “Skype” under ACCOUNTS on the next screen. Tap on the “+” button against it.

Add Skype to Amazon Alexa Account

Select “Sign In” from the next window and sign in using your Microsoft account when it asks.

Sign in Skype to Amazon Account

Once you sign in, you will be taken to an account permission page on your Microsoft account. This is where you can find all the types of data Alexa can access from your Alexa account. Tap on Yes at the bottom of the screen.

Alexa Allow to Access Skype Account

Wait a few seconds and you will see a page like below:

Skype Account Linked on Amazon Alexa App

This means that your Skype account is now linked to your Amazon Alexa account and you can easily make calls over Skype from any Alexa speaker you own.

A thing to note is that your Alexa account can access your skype contacts, call history, and will have the right to make calls. Even though your data will be in safe hands, we do not recommend linking your Skype account to Alexa if you care very much about your privacy.

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Make Skype Calls Using Amazon Echo

Once you follow everything as we described above, now is the time to start making calls right from your Amazon Echo speaker.

You can make skype calls from any Alexa-enabled device including your Amazon Echo Dot and the Echo Show display. You can make Skype video calls from the Echo Show display while the Echo and Echo Dot speakers will let you voice call anyone on Skype.

To start making Skype calls on Amazon Echo speaker, simply say “Alexa call [contact-name] on Skype.” You can replace the contact name with any name you have in your Skype contacts list. For instance, you can say “Alexa, skype dad” or “Alexa, call dad on Skype” to make an instant call to your dad’s Skype if already saved.

Related: How to Create Custom Alexa Skills Using Alexa Blueprints

FAQ: Skype Calls on Amazon Echo

How do I connect Skype to Alexa?

You can connect Skype to Alexa from Alexa Settings > Communications > Skype and by signing in using your Microsoft account.

How do I set up video calling on Alexa?

Once you set up the Skype on Amazon Alexa, you can make Skype video calls from the Amazon Echo Show speaker you have. This is way easier and convenient that you do not even need a laptop or phone to make quick video chats over Skype.

How do I get rid of Skype Alexa?

If you are so tired of Skype on Alexa, or want to avoid others making randoimg calls from your Alexa speaker, ou can always unlink the Skype account from the Amazon Alexa settings.

Skype is popular with its free calls and messages. With an Amazon Echo or Echo Show speaker, you can make and receive skype calls, attend skype meetings without even accessing your laptop or computer. You can even make international cellular calls on Alexa with active Skype subscriptions.

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