Amazon Echo devices support Group audio and video calls
In advance of the holiday season, Alexa has received a number of new calling features from Amazon.Additionally, one of the newly revealed features is group calling.
Amazon has added a new feature to Alexa ahead of the holiday season that will make it simple for users to connect with friends and family.With Alexa, Amazon has introduced group calling with up to seven members.Alexa can be commanded to make hands-free group audio or video calls.
“Even though it has been a challenging year, we are humbled by the many stories we have received from customers about how Alexa features like Drop In and video calling have helped them stay connected with their loved ones, regardless of how far they are apart.Amazon stated in a blog post, “These stories have motivated our teams to do more.”
How to start group call on Echo devices with Alexa
From an Echo supported device, such as an Echo Dot, Echo Show, or Echo, users can simply say “Alexa, call my family” to initiate a group call.Keep in mind that before any member of the group can initiate a group call, the user must first name and create a group in their Alexa app.
As the holiday season approaches, the brand-new calling features are currently being made available to US customers.In addition to group calling, Amazon has announced a feature that allows Echo Show 8 users to join a video conference call with Alexa by using Zoom and Amazon Chime.It is possible to issue commands such as “Alexa, join my meeting,” “Alexa, join my Zoom meeting,” or “Alexa, join my Amazon Chime meeting.
” Additionally, Amazon has introduced a Call Captioning feature that may be especially helpful for users who are hard of hearing, deaf, or hard of hearing, or who are in noisy environments.It basically lets Alexa show the text of what the other caller is saying in one-on-one Alexa video and audio calls and Drop In calls in close to real time.
The features are currently only available for Echo SHow devices and support only US English.
With the help of the Amazon Kids app, you can now use the Fire tablet as well as the Fire tablet to make voice or video calls from Alexa to approved contacts.Prior to this, the feature was only accessible via the Amazon Kids app on Echo devices.