Previously, owners of Amazon's Echo devices could only call people who also owned an Echo device or had the Alexa app. Every Alexa-enabled device will now be able to make calls with a simple voice command, such as "Alexa, Skype Mum". You can use that credit to make worldwide calls or reach people who aren't on Skype. if you're opposed to using Alexa's built-in calling feature that does it for free.
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From the Alexa App, set up your device, then go to the setting option and find Communication and then select Skype to link your account. You'll sign into your Skype account, and that's that. It has been recommended that users should be on Skype version 8.34 or later.
Once installed you can ask Alexa what's in the news, and Alexa will read you an excerpt from the most recent stories, which are regularly updated throughout the day on the RailAdvent website. Microsoft is offering 100 free minutes for each of the first two months after linking Skype with Alexa.