The Amazon Alexa application will be updated to add support for messaging and calling in the UK, Germany and Austria today.
The company revealed last week that the Alexa communications service would expanding to additional markets. It’s now rolling out to UK, German and Austrian markets. The update has been ongoing since this morning, so don’t worry if your device is yet to be updated. The voice calling service works on Echo and Echo Dot devices, allowing them to call each other. Using the Alexa application on iOS and Android, it’s also possible to call these devices directly from your smartphone.
The video calling roll-out coincides with Amazon’s Echo Show, which will be available in the UK and Germany from next month for £199.99 / ¬219.99.