Echo calling comes to the U.K. 

Alexa calling and messaging is finally rolling out across the U.K. over the coming days. You you can use your Echo Dot, Amazon Echo (1st and 2nd generation), Echo Plus and Echo Show to call or message anyone with a supported Echo device or the Alexa App on their smartphone—at no additional cost.

To enable this feature simply follow he guide:

– Download the Echo app from the iOS AppStore or google play store.

-Complete setup by verifying your mobile number and importing your contacts

– Tell your friends to do the same

Your now ready to go.

This feature is available to Alexa customers in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany. All you need to sign up is an Amazon account, the Alexa app (installed on a compatible iOS phone), and a cell phone number.

Update: After following the guide there is no conversations tab in the iOS Alexa app so I contacted Amazon and they have confirmed that they are having an issue with the conversations tab not showing and are working on a fix. We will update this post once we get any further correspondence from Amazon.

Update 2: Amazon has contacted me back and has confirmed what we already know that this is a wide issue and their tech team are working on trying to resolve it, they have confirmed they will contact me back within 48 hours. Once again we will update this article once we have further information.

Update 3: A call back from an Amazon employee says that the iOS app will be updated some time tonight and hopes to fix the problem, I’m unsure how accurate this is however some android users are using the app here and having success.

Update 4: An update for iOS users has now been issued and we have a guide on how to enable it here.