Amazon's Alexa app brings Voice and Video calling functionality to Tablets

14 March, 2018, 06:26 | Author: Shannon Newton
  • Paranormal … Alexa – Amazon's digital assistant laughs and spreads fear to its users!

On all other devices, just open the Alexa app, head to Conversations, select a contact, and press call.

You will no longer need to be around your Echo Speaker to make free calls and messages with Alexa.

Paranormal … Alexa – Amazon's digital assistant laughs and spreads fear to its users!
Amazon Alexa calling and messaging comes to Fire, Android and iOS tablets

To set everything up you need to make sure you have the latest version of the Alexa app, which will verify your phone number and import your contacts.

It's a small improvement for the smart home assistant, but it's a good step toward making things like Alexa seem more natural and a little easier to use.

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Alexa users could already receive calls simply through the Alexa app, so nothing's changed for receiving calls. The company is even working with Windows 10 PC makers to bring Alexa to new Windows 10 PCs, and Amazon seems desperate to get into your mobile device with Alexa - just like Microsoft is doing with Cortana. The feat is limited to the US, Mexico or Canada for now.

There is another feature we wanted to tell you about on this app as well, which is called Drop-In.

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"Drop In is for the special cases when you want to connect instantly with your closest family and friends or other Echo devices in your home", Amazon explains. Today, Amazon has announced the feature to tablets including iPads, Android tablets, and of course its own Fire tablets. The new features are available right now through the Alexa app.

At present, digital home assistants such as Alexa, Siri, and Google answer queries to its users.

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