Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Industry | By Johnnie Johnson

Amazon Alexa on Tablets Can Now Place Video and Voice Calls

Amazon Alexa on Tablets Can Now Place Video and Voice Calls

Amazon has expanded access to its Alexa calling and messaging options to the iPad and other tablets, Engadget reports.

This is something Amazon understands if their latest Alexa app feature is anything to go by. Once you've synced your contacts in the Alexa App, just ask Alexa to place a call.

Notifications for Echo speakers were introduced last fall and can appear for some Alexa skills or hear updates on the status of an Amazon order.

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If you are a regular user of Amazon Alexa then you'll know how annoying it can be to say the "Alexa" hotword before every question or command, especially when you want to ask several things one after another. You'll need a slate running Android 5 or higher, and iOS 9 or later to do so.

Also, there are other limitations such as needing to have an Echo if you would like to call mobile or landline numbers. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. For some people, this might be more of a hassle than it is worth, but other people will love taking advantage of the new feature.

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But you can also enable remote Drop In for specified contacts.

You will be able to do this right from your tablet with this new Drop-In feature.

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

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