Amazon recently added the ability to link your Alexa account with Outlook.com calendars after offering only Google calendar access for the longest time.
Read about how to connect Alexa to Outlook.com here: Configuring Alexa to Use Outlook Calendars
The connection to Outlook.com has been a sought after, much-requested capability that Amazon has supplied. Many of you have been waiting for this feature, and so have held off using the calendar function of Alexa. So, what voice commands are available?
Here’s the bulk of what you can do with the Alexa connection to both Outlook.com and Google calendar:
|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.” (Alexa will walk through adding the event to your calendar.) |
“Add [event] to my calendar for [day] at [time].”
This default capability is pretty limited but provides a good option for maintaining your life. If you want more options and better capability (including shared calendars and additional calendar connections), try the FreeBusy Alexa skill. Find out more about that here: Connecting Alexa to Calendars Other Than Google
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