Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Cory Rios

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

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

Now, Amazon is going a step further by allowing you to make free calls and messages with Alexa without an Echo. Alexa will not respond to follow-up requests "if she detects that speech was background noise or that the intent of the speech was not clear", Amazon wrote. Meanwhile other compatible devices will require the app to be opened and the contact selected. The icing on the cake is the fact that it costs just $30, which is the same price you'll pay for a single Alexa smart plug from a top brand. As usual, saying "stop", "cancel" or "go to sleep" will stop Alexa from listening. Amazon has also integrated Alexa into its other devices, including the Fire TV streamers and Fire tablets.

You can now use Amazon's Alexa voice assistant to place free video and voice calls to other Alexa users on tablets. They can simply download the Alexa app on their tablet and get in touch with fellow Alexa users regardless of the device they own.

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Amazon has discounted its Echo Dot and Echo smart speakers, knocking $10 and $15 off of them, respectively. This means that the regular Echo speaker could not make these video calls but the Echo Spot would be able to make video calls. The feat is limited to the US, Mexico or Canada for now. Hopefully, Amazon makes it a default feature soon as I am sure most users would want to see that done.

According to Amazon has given Alexa the most useful, and the most sensible update.

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