How to Make Phone and Video Calls with Alexa


The introduction of Amazon Echo and Alexa was a significant milestone for the company as they offer access to a rich assortment of features, including phone and video calls.

Amazon Echo is a smart speaker who can react to voice commands with the help of Alexa, which is a built-in AI-powered assistant that will analyze your voice and perform the required tasks. Once the Amazon Echo is connected to the Wi-Fin network of your home, it can be used for a variety of purposes, including phone calls.

Before going to the tutorial, it is essential to ensure that the your smartphone can run the Amazon Alexa app. The two requirements are free storage space to install the app and a device that runs iOS 10.0, Android 5.1, or Fire OS or better. Download and install the app on your device.

How to Make Phone and Video Calls with Alexa from Amazon

Launch the app on your device and tap on the Call icon to open your phone book. Look for the desired contact you wish to call. During the registration process, the opportunity to import your phone book will be available. Tap on the contact and choose if you want to make a voice or video call. However, the option will not be available if they don’t configure Alexa as you did.

Alexa-to-Alexa calls

To call contacts who also use an Echo device, use the Alexa, call X command, where X is the name of your desired contact.

Calling mobile or landline numbers

It is also possible to call a person on their mobile phones by mentioning their name or their phone number within the Alexa, call X command.

Alexa from Amazon can call all the contacts within your phone book on their Alexa, mobile or landline. However, it cannot be used to perform emergency calls to prevent the accidental use of the feature. For now, the phone and video calls are limited to the US, Canada, UK, and Mexico.