That’s right –Ooma is partnering with Amazon to provide advanced voice-enabled calling capabilities using Amazon Echo and its voice-activated virtual assistant, Alexa. As the first-ever home communications solution to enable calling capabilities for Amazon Echo, Ooma continues to lead the way as the communications hub of the smart home.
Here’s how it works:
Free for ALL Amazon Echo Users
Alexa allows Amazon Echo users to initiate domestic phone calls using voice commands over Ooma’s cloud platform. The Ooma Calling Skill can be enabled from the Amazon Alexa App and activated for free.
Even More Features for Ooma Customers
For current Ooma Telo owners, the call destination can be identified by name if the contact information is entered into the Ooma online contact list. Users can also listen to voicemails through their Echo device by using the voice-command, “Alexa, use Ooma to play voicemail.”
In addition to the partnership with Amazon Echo, the Ooma Telo offers integrations with smart devices such as Nest, Philips Hue and LIFX, iOS and Android devices and wearables, WeMo and Dropbox – enabling new ways to communicate and be notified of important events at home and bringing both convenience and simplicity to homes everywhere.