Skype calling now available on Alexa
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Microsoft is bringing its Skype calling service to Amazons Alexa-enabled devices this week. Amazons Echo range will be able to access Skypes basic calling, and hardware like the Echo Show will also include video calling support for Skype. This integration also lets Skype users call mobile and landlines using SkypeOut, and simply call contacts by saying Alexa, call Tom on Skype to activate a call.
The Skype and Alexa integration follows Microsofts increasingly close partnership with Amazon for Alexa, Cortana, and Xbox integration. The Xbox One now supports Alexa, and Amazon has launched its own Alexa Windows 10 app to bring the digital assistant to all PCs. Microsoft also just started selling Amazons Echo devices in its retail…