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Amazon’s Alexa adds support for iCloud calendars

Amazon’s Alexa adds support for iCloud calendars

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Alexa can now remind you about appointments from yet another calendar service: iCloud. Devices including the Echo lineup and other Alexa-enabled gadgets have added support for iCloud calendars as of today. Amazon says that iCloud calendars have been a “top requested feature” from customers, which makes sense. A whole lot of iPhone and iPad users probably create one when setting up their device out of the box.

You can link your iCloud account through the settings section of Amazon’s mobile Alexa app. Once that’s done, you can ask what’s on your schedule for the day — or tell Alexa to add a new calendar entry.

With the addition of iCloud, Amazon now counts five “major” calendar services that Alexa works with. They are:

  • Apple iCloud Calendar accounts
  • G Suite accounts
  • Google / Gmail accounts
  • Office 365 commercial customers with Exchange Online mailboxes
  • email accounts, including all, Hotmail, Live, or MSN email accounts