How To Install And Make Skype Calls On Echo Show.
By default, the Echo Show uses Amazon’s own video calling service, which allows calls between Echo devices and smartphones running the Alexa app. But what if most of your contacts don’t have an Echo device or the Alexa app? Fortunately, Amazon also allows you to make Skype calls from your Echo Show devices. Let’s see how.
Read: How To Set Up Amazon Echo Show 5
Make Skype calls on the Echo Show
Skype functionality is built into all Echo Show devices, you just need to sign in and connect your Skype account in the Alexa app on your phone to use this feature.
Start by opening the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone. Click the More button in the lower right corner of the screen. Scroll down the page and open the settings page.
In the Alexa settings panel, find and tap Connectivity. You will find the Skype button here, just click the + button to start the setup.
You will need to enter your Skype credentials on the screen that appears. After logging in, grant all permissions by clicking the “Yes” button at the bottom of the page. This will sync your contacts with the Alexa app. This would make your calling process extremely smooth.
This is it. Now you can simply ask Alexa to call someone on Skype, and if they are in your contact list, Alexa will initiate the call. You can even ask Alexa to answer and end calls using voice commands. “Alexa, call mom on Skype”
To answer a Skype call, say, “Alexa, pick up the phone.”
If you don’t want to post a video, just tap the camera icon on the screen to turn it off. Or use the command. Unfortunately there is no speakerphone command to mute the microphone using a voice command. This can only be done by pressing the mute button
on the echo show. “Alexa, turn off the camera”
It was a quick way to set up Skype on your Echo Show device. Even though the Echo Show is designed to work in speakerphone mode, you still have to press the button manually to mute Skype calls. Oddly enough, you can ask Alexa to turn off the camera using a voice command. What do you think of this feature? Let me know in the comments and chat with me on Twitter.