Ooma Offers First-Ever Voice-Enabled Home Phone Integration with Amazon Echo
CES, LAS VEGAS, NV - Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
Ooma, Inc. (NYSE: OOMA), a leading smart business and home communications platform, now integrates with Amazon Echo and Amazon Alexa to provide free phone calls to Amazon Echo users and advanced voice-enabled calling capabilities to Ooma Telo users. This newest integration complements Ooma’s portfolio of connected home offerings, including integrations with Nest, Apple Watch, Android Wear, Philips Hue, WeMo LIFX and Dropbox.
Free calling for Amazon Echo users
Amazon Echo customers can now ask Alexa, the Amazon voice service, to initiate phone calls to and from Ooma’s cloud platform using voice commands. The Ooma Skill can be enabled from the Amazon Alexa App and activated for free by entering any phone number, including mobile and landline numbers.
“Alexa, use Ooma to call Mom”
For current Ooma Telo owners, Amazon’s voice-enabled smart assistant, Alexa, allows users to initiate phone calls using voice commands. The call recipient can be identified by name if the contact information is entered into the Ooma online contact list. Alexa can also trigger playing Ooma voicemails by using the voice-command, “Alexa, use Ooma to play voicemail.”
“As the first-ever smart home phone service to enable calling capabilities triggered through Amazon Echo, Ooma once again brings convenience and simplicity to consumers’ lives by serving as the communications hub of the connected home,” said Eric Stang, CEO of Ooma. “Now anyone with an Amazon Echo can experience Ooma’s top-rated smart home phone service for free, whether or not they’re an Ooma customer.”
Ooma is demonstrating the Amazon Echo integration as well as integrations with Nest, Apple Watch, Android Wear, Philips Hue, WeMo and LIFX at the Consumer Electronics Show, January 6-9, at booth #21244 in the South Hall. Current Ooma customers can access Amazon Echo features as part of their existing service. For more information, visit www.ooma.com.
Ooma (NYSE: OOMA) creates powerful connected experiences for businesses and consumers, delivered from its smart cloud-based SaaS platform. For businesses of all sizes, Ooma provides advanced voice and collaboration features that are flexible and scalable. For consumers, Ooma’s residential phone service provides PureVoice HD voice quality, advanced functionality and integration with mobile devices. Ooma’s innovative smart security solution delivers a range of wireless security sensors that make it easy for anyone to protect their home or business. Learn more at www.ooma.com.