Using Echo devices to join Amazon Chime meetings - Amazon Chime

Using Echo devices to join Amazon Chime meetings

U.S. residents can use several Echo devices to join Amazon Chime meetings. One device allows you to join video meetings, while other devices only allow you to join audio meetings.

Note

To schedule meetings, you must use one of the Amazon Chime clients. For more information, see Scheduling meetings using Amazon Chime.

System requirements for joining meetings with video

To join Amazon Chime meetings with video, you must have the following:

  • An Amazon Echo Show 8 in the United States.

  • An Alexa account in the U.S. marketplace that ends with amazon.com.

  • The language for your Echo device set to US English.

  • Alexa communication enabled on your device. For information about doing that, see Set Up Calling and Messaging on the Help & Customer Service site.

  • Optionally, you can use the Alexa app to link Alexa to an online calendar. If you do, Alexa joins you to meetings automatically. If you don't, at the time of the meeting you'll need to say the meeting ID in order to join. For information about linking Alexa to online calendars, see Link Alexa for Business to Your Calendar System.

When you use an Amazon Echo Show 8 device to join an Amazon Chime meeting, you don't need to sign into an Amazon Chime account on the device. You join the meeting anonymously, and your name appears in the meeting roster as the name on the Amazon account that is linked to your device. During the meeting, you can view the meeting roster and access controls for muting and unmuting and turning video on and off. You can also see whether the meeting is being recorded and view screens that are shared with you.

System requirements for joining Amazon Chime meetings (audio only)

You must have the following to join Amazon Chime meetings from an Echo device with audio only:

  • An Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Spot, a 10-inch Echo Show 2, an Echo Show 5, or an Echo Auto.

  • Your account set up for Alexa Communications.

  • You must also have a linked calendar account. Unlike video meetings, you must link Alexa to an online calendar for audio meetings. For information about doing that, see Link Alexa to Your Calendar System.

To join Amazon Chime meetings with Alexa

  • Say any of the following as written:

    • "Alexa, join my Amazon Chime meeting."

    • "Alexa, join my Chime meeting."

    • "Alexa, join my meeting."

If your calendar is linked with Alexa, you are prompted to confirm the meeting before you join it.

For video meetings, if your calendar is not linked with Alexa, you are prompted for the meeting ID before you join the meeting.

To leave a meeting

  • Press the end button on your Echo Show 8.

    —OR—

    Say either of the following as written.

    • "Alexa, end my meeting."

    • "Alexa, hang up."