Amazon has added the new feature to its site. This week it has now updated silently its Alexa assistant to add Outlook.com calendar support in Amazon. The digital assistant has already being supported to Google calendars since the time of its launch but the Outlook.com support was missing before until this week. we can work on Alexa assistant to add or review all our upcoming future events in a google calendar using some commands for example “what’s on my calendar?” or “add an event to my calendar.” This will help us to keep a track on our memory so we can avoid missing and forget things.
Another amazing work done on this feature by Amazon is that we don’t have to update or change any Alexa-powered devices as the company has already added the Outlook.com assistant in the background of software. We can easily add Outlook.com calendars from the Alexa app for iOS for Apple phones or Android for other smartphones or on the web by going to the setting then calendar.
Supported Calendars for Amazon Outlook.com are:
- Google Calendar
- Microsoft Calendar – we can also join our personal calendar accounts, from any site like @outlook.com, @yahoo.com, @hotmail.com, and @live.com. But corporate accounts are not compatible.
Events wich you link to Alexa can be shown to anyone who uses your device.Only use drop down menu from the Google to select calendar. To Link account use following steps:
- Open the Alexa app.
- Open the left navigation panel.
- Select Settings > Calendar.
- Select your calendar.
- Select Link calendar account.
- Sign in with your calendar accounts email address and password.
|To do||Write this|
|Find out about your next event(s)||“When is my next event?”
“What’s on my calendar?”
|Find out about an event at a specific time or on a specific day||“What’s on my calendar tomorrow at [time]?”
“What’s on my calendar on [day]?”
|Add an event to your calendar||“Add an event to my calendar.”