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This guide has been prepared to show you the required steps involved in linking and using a calendar on your Amazon Alexa Echo device or the Alexa app on your phone or tablet. The guide covers all the Amazon Alexa Echo Speaker and Show devices, including those with a screen and those with just a speaker. The calendar feature is useful across a household to be able to see what events are planned and to add reminders.
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We have also created a series of videos to help you, which you can find on our YouTube Channel. The video that accompanies this guide can be seen here:
People without an Amazon Echo device can use this feature as long as they have the Alexa app installed on their phone or tablet. Here are some handy links to the app stores for Android and Apple and to the computer console:
Here are the steps to follow to link a calendar using the Alexa app on a mobile or tablet device:
Note: Amazon will store a copy of your calendar/email in the cloud so that you can access them using Alexa. Content from your calendar/email may be available to anyone using your Alexa devices.
Anything that you add to your calendar through your Google account will be accessible via your Alexa devices.
You can now interact with your calendar with your voice through a range of commands:
The calendar can be viewed on devices with a screen. To open the calendar, just say “Alexa, show me my calendar”. You can then tap on any of the entries to see more details or delete an entry. You cannot edit the entries with the touchscreen.
The calendar view can be changed to a List view, 3-day, or month view. The screen can be swiped up and down to see later or earlier times and can be swiped to the side to go forwards and backwards through the dates.
You can check what is in your calendar with your voice. Try saying “Alexa, what’s in my calendar?” She will then read out the next four events. If you have a device with a screen the calendar will also be displayed.
Or you can say “Alexa, what’s on today” and all the days events will be read out and displayed as well if you have a device with a screen.
You can even check ahead to later in the week or month, just say “Alexa, what’s in my calendar for Friday?” or “Alexa, what’s in my calendar for next week?”
If you have a device with a screen then you can also set it to show events on the home page.
For further tips on using Amazon Alexa and helping you to get familiar with the features we’ve also prepared a Quick Tips guide. We have also prepared a more detailed guide on how to place video calls via Amazon Alexa.
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