Amazon Echo smart speaker adds Google Calendar integration


Amazon this week rolled out another new feature for its Echo smart speaker: integration with Google Calendar.

The company announced the feature in an email to users on Friday afternoon. After users link a Google Calendar in the settings of the Amazon Echo app, they can ask questions such as, “Alexa, what’s on my calendar today?” or reference another upcoming day or time.

Amazon says it will be adding more calendar features in the coming weeks.

The company has been steadily adding features to the $199 smart speaker, including shopping cart integration, live sports scores, smart home controls, andtraffic updates, among many other capabilities. The speaker is now $149 for Amazon Prime members.

Here’s what the Google Calendar setup looks like. (Thanks to GeekWire columnistFrank Catalano, an early Echo user who reviewed the device previously.)


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