Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Amazon Echo can now add events to your Google Calendar

"Alexa, add 'dinner with Alexa' to my calendar for Saturday at 8pm."
Nathan Ingraham
April 22, 2016
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

It's Friday, so that means Amazon is pushing out some updates to the Echo, and todays' big addition sounds like a very useful one. You can now ask Alexa to schedule events on your Google Calendar -- it'll interpret your request and add an item for you. To set it up, just go to the settings section of the Alexa app and tap the "calendar" item.

The Echo has been able to read back your schedule for a while -- including shared Google calendars -- but the ability to actually add events is a pretty great addition. Whether or not that's easier for you than shouting "hey Siri" or "OK Google" and adding items directly through your smartphone remains to be seen, but if Alexa is your digital assistant of choice, you'll definitely enjoy this new feature.

The last few Alexa updates have been more focused on enhancing its smart home credentials. In late March, Amazon added the ability for Echo to control the Nest Learning Thermostat, and Lutron's connected lighting systems started working with the Echo earlier this month.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Elon Musk warns that Tesla's 'Battery Day' tech is two years away

Elon Musk warns that Tesla's 'Battery Day' tech is two years away

View
Microsoft’s Bethesda deal: Great for Game Pass, troubling for exclusives

Microsoft’s Bethesda deal: Great for Game Pass, troubling for exclusives

View
Logitech’s new MX Anywhere 3 mouse has buttons to control Zoom calls

Logitech’s new MX Anywhere 3 mouse has buttons to control Zoom calls

View
The Xbox's redesigned Microsoft Store is now available to all

The Xbox's redesigned Microsoft Store is now available to all

View
Fully’s Jarvis standing desk is good, but its customer service is even better

Fully’s Jarvis standing desk is good, but its customer service is even better

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr