How to call with Alexa

Years pass and devices with Alexa Voice Assistant become more and more functional and intelligent; among the many functions that Alexa allows you to do there is also the possibility to call with Alexa, these are not real phone calls, as we will see, but you will have the possibility to make voice calls, video calls or even use Alexa as it were a real intercom .

If you still don’t know how to make calls with Alexa then read this guide, I promise to be as brief and simple as possible.


  • Call with Alexa
    • Call with the Alexa App
    • Call with Amazon Echo

Call with Alexa

Let’s make a necessary premise immediately; with Alexa it is not possible to make classic telephone calls, to call with Alexa it will be necessary that the caller and the receiver have an Alexa device or at least the Alexa app installed on the smartphone.

So basically, you can call with Alexa any contact who has an Alexa device or the Alexa app installed on their smartphone. The call can be made from an echo device or directly from the mobile using the Alexa app. Calls with Alexa work like classic telephone calls but use the cellular data network so you will need to have internet traffic available to be able to make calls with Alexa.

So to make calls with Alexa you can use both the Alexa app from your smartphone and any echo device; we see both cases.

Call with the Alexa App

To make calls with Alexa via the app and therefore from your smartphone, all you have to do is open the Alexa app and press the  communication  button (button in the menu at the bottom of the page). Then you will have to press on the written  call  in the upper part of the window and then select the desired contact from the list or using the search field at the top.

At this point, select the type of call (you can make audio or video calls).

Call with Amazon Echo

If, on the other hand, you want to call Alexa directly from an Amazon Echo device, all you have to do is use the voice command   ” Alexa, make a call to (contact name )”  where contact name is the name of the person you want to call (the contact must be present in the Alexa address book). To stop the video call, just say  “Alexa, end the call”

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