Smart & Connected Life Smart Home How to Skype With Alexa Activate calls hands-free with Skype on your Echo devices by Karen Marcus Writer Karen Marcus is a former Lifewire writer who has also written for companies like HP, Intel, IBM, Samsung, and others. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Karen Marcus Updated on October 05, 2020 The Ultimate Guide to Skype The Ultimate Guide to Skype Introduction Skype Basics Internet Speed Required for Skype HD Calls How Much Does It Cost to Use Skype? How to Delete Your Skype Account Guide to Using Skype as Your Home Phone Getting Started How to Change Your Skype Username Setting up a Conference Call With Skype How to Make a Skype Conference Call How to Make HD Video Calls With Skype How to Share a Screen on Skype Tips for Using Skype How to Record Skype Calls Use Skype's Split View Mode in Windows 10 Stop Skype From Starting Automatically How to Blur the Background In Skype How to Find and Use Skype Emoji How to Skype With Alexa Working with Contacts How to Add Contacts on Skype How to Delete Skype Contacts How to Block Someone on Skype How to Unblock Someone on Skype How to Delete a Skype Conversation Skype on Different Platforms Installing Skype on Ubuntu Installing Skype on a Mac Using Skype on an iPad & iPhone Using Skype on a Chromebook Using Skype in a Web Browser How to Use Skype for Android Creating a Skype Account on Windows Troubleshooting & Updating What to Do When Skype Isn't Working Make a Test Call How to Uninstall Skype How to Update Fix Skype Webcam Problems Tweet Share Email If you love using Skype to communicate, you’ll love that you can use your Alexa-enabled device to do it. Once you pair Alexa with Skype, Alexa will be able to use it to get hands-free access your Skype contacts and make voice or video calls, depending on what type of device you have. The person you’re calling through Skype doesn’t have to have an Alexa-enabled device. The following Alexa-enabled devices support Skype: Amazon Echo (1st and 2nd generation)Amazon Echo Plus (1st and 2nd generation)Amazon Dot (2nd and 3rd generation)Amazon Show (1st and 2nd generation)Amazon Echo Spot There are three requirements to make this process work. First, make sure you have a Skype account and you know your login credentials. Next, grant Alexa access to your Skype account. Finally, tell Alexa to make calls using Skype. When you associate your Skype account with Alexa, you get 100 free minutes of Skype calls per month for two months. gradyreese/Getty Images How to Pair Alexa and Skype To use Skype with Alexa, you first need to allow Alexa to access your Skype account. You must do this through the Alexa app. Here are the steps: Have your Skype credentials ready. Skype is owned by Microsoft, so your credentials may be associated with a Microsoft account. Open the Alexa app. Make sure you’re using the latest version. In the lower-right corner tap the hamburger (menu) icon. From the menu, select Settings. Scroll down and, under Alexa Preferences, select Communication. Under Accounts, select Skype. On the next screen, tap Sign In. Follow the sign-in process, including granting permissions. You can use the same menu path later to unlink Alexa from Skype if you want. The next screen will show you commands you can use with Alexa. How to Make or Receive a Skype Call Using Alexa With Alexa synced to Skype, making Skype-to-Skype or Skype-to-phone calls is easy. Just use the appropriate command: Alexa, call Mom on SkypeAlexa, call Mom’s mobile on SkypeAlexa, call 555-123-4567 on Skype You can also receive calls via Skype. When you do, you’ll hear the familiar Skype ringtone and notification of who is calling. With Alexa-enabled devices that have screens (such as Echo Show) you’ll also see the person calling on the screen if they have video enabled. Say “Alexa, answer” to answer the call; then you’ll be talking on Skype as you normally would.