It’s so easy to set this up!
Here’s a confession: I hate using my phone. Not that I hate using it, but I hate holding it up to my face when I’m talking. So if you’re chatting with me, chances are you’re on speaker, or I’m on Bluetooth, via headphones, car speaker, or Alexa.
Yep! You can do handsfree calling with Alexa. And it’s super convenient when you’re doing things around the house, like cooking. I don’t have to look for my phone, and I don’t have to wipe down my hands before I use the phone—a win-win!
Here’s how to set it up.
- Go to the Alexa app and tap the Communicate button at the bottom. (It’s shaped like a quote bubble.)
- Tap the people sillhouette in the upper right and follow the prompts to allow access to your phone’s Contacts. You can add them all, or all selected people.
- Then, when you’re ready to call someone, just say, “Alexa, call [contact name]” and she’ll give them a ring for you. Easy, right?
Pro Tip: In your contact list, you may see a blue check-mark next to some of the names. Those are people who have Alexa, so you may be able to do video calling via Alexa to Alexa. But to avoid startling them, it’s a good idea to text them first and make sure they’re up for it.