From Amazon newly added support for group video and voice calls on Echo devices, arrived just in time for the holidays. With in-person gatherings pretty much out of place right now, it’s nice to see even more devices having the ability to make group calls and keep people connected, especially since Echo devices don’t. will not impose delays.
The new feature allows up to seven participants to meet during a video or audio call on one of the Echo devices, including Echo, Echo Show, and Echo Dot. If you have one of these devices, you can create and name groups in your Alexa app (for ios and Android). Then you just need to say an Alexa command, like “Alexa, call my family” to start a call with the group. Amazon will soon be adding support for group calling in the app.
In the same announcement, Amazon also shared other new US-based calling features. A new call captioning feature will show real-time text captions of what other parties are saying in one-on-one Alexa calls, Amazon Chime, and Zoom are now available on the Echo Show 8, and kids can now do Alexa-to-. Alexa video and voice calls on their Fire Kids Edition tablets or on a Fire tablet using the Amazon Kids app.