Amazon is bringing Zoom compatibility to more devices. The company announced today that it is making Echo Show 10 devices in the US compatible with the popular video calling software. Users who have linked their calendars to Alexa will have their meetings started automatically, while those who haven’t yet can say “Alexa, join my meeting” or “Alexa, join my Zoom meeting” to join. to come. This is the second ultrasound show to receive zoom access; the Echo Show 8 began supporting the US video conferencing platform in December.
The Echo Show 10’s camera follows users as they move around a room, meaning callers can see the screen no matter where they are sitting or standing. Presumably, this functionality will work with Zoom, making it on par with other competing devices such as the Facebook Portal and Google Nest. Google pulls Zoom meetings from users’ calendars, while Facebook allows its Portal camera to follow users around the room so they are always in view, much like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp calls.
While people may go to the office more often, Zoom and other video conferencing software will likely remain a standard for many workplace meetings, especially as employees go home more often.