Amazon Echo Group Video And Audio Calling Feature Goes Live With Call Captioning Coming Soon
Amazon has announced that starting now in the US, you’ll can make and receive group video and audio calls using an Amazon Echo device, according to a new report.
The feature will go live today across Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, the US, and the UK.
Starting today in the U.S., we’re launching a series of new calling features to help families and friends connect for holiday celebrations and beyond. With a few easy steps, you’ll be able to say, “Alexa, call my family” or “Alexa, join my Zoom meeting” to join your family for a remote holiday get together, or catch up with friends for a virtual happy hour.
Users will be able to join calls via audio and video depending on what their specific Echo device supports, including the Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show.
In the United States, users of the Echo Show 8 can now also join video calls via Zoom by saying “Alexa, join my Zoom meeting.”
Customers can now join a video conference call with Alexa through Zoom and Amazon Chime on Echo Show 8 devices. Just say, “Alexa, join my meeting,” “Alexa, join my Zoom meeting,” or “Alexa, join my Amazon Chime meeting” to join a video meeting with coworkers or friends and family.
Call captioning is also coming to all Echo Show devices although again it will only be available to those using US English as their language. The feature will work across video, audio, and drop-in calls.