In August this year, Zoom had announced that their video conferencing platform would be made available to smart displays by Amazon, Google and Facebook. Four months after this announcement, the service has been brought to Amazon Echo smart display.
This news was announced by Amazon using the blog post where the company said that now Amazon Echo Show users will be able to make Zoom calls using their smart displays. However, there is a catch – this functionality will only be available on the Amazon Echo Show 8.
If you want the Zoom meeting all you have to say: “Alexa, join my Zoom meeting” or “Alexa, join my meeting”.
After you do this, Alexa will ask you for the meeting ID and passcode and once you provide this you will be connected to the Zoom meeting. Now, it needs to be mentioned here that you will have to first download the Zoom skill in your Alexa app after which you will be able to connect your Zoom account to access this feature on the Echo Show 8.
Amazon has also said that users will be able to join a Zoom meeting by linking their calendars to their Alexa account.
There will not be any limits to the duration of the call which essentially means that users will be able to use this feature to make calls freely. However, as of now, this feature will only be available to the Alexa users in the United States. Also, there has not been any update on when this feature will arrive and be available all around the world.
This update will be rolled out immediately after Zoom introduced this feature on to Google’s Nest Hub Max smart display. This particular feature is only available for users in United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.