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Amazon Adds iCloud Calendar with Alexa But Requires Two-Factor Authentication

After offering integration with Outlook.com, Exchange, and Google calendars, Amazon today has launched the ability for Alexa owners to connect and sync their iCloud calendars. Amazon states this is the feature completion of one of the most hotly suggested updates. However, there is one caveat – which is probably why the iCloud integration took extra time – customers have to setup two-factor authentication to make it work.

To link your iCloud calendar to Alexa, you’ll need to use two-factor authentication, which is a security feature for Apple accounts. It requires you to enter both your Apple account password and a verification code each time you want to access and manage your account information on your devices.

The long set of details on how to get this working are here: Using Your iCloud Calendar with Alexa

I can see this is going to be a problem for some. Setting it up will take a few steps not normally experience by either Alexa or Apple owners.


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