Amazon’s Echo smart devices (Echo Dots and Echo Shows) are some of the best smart speakers and smart displays on the market. With Alexa (Amazon’s voice assistant) built in, there’s almost nothing you can’t get smart devices to do. From playing your favorite songs through your favorite music streaming platform like Spotify, to getting weather and traffic updates.
What’s cool is that you can even do a lot more; you can give your Amazon Echo device access to your Google calendar and you can ask Alexa to read your next scheduled event or meeting – you no longer need to open your Google calendar to see your schedules.
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Plus, you can add and remove events from your Google Calendar with Alexa, and they’ll show up on your Google Calendar and any other device you’ve synced with your Google Calendar.
While Google Calendar is available by default on Google’s Nest devices, some of us own Amazon smart devices but use Google Calendar to get things done. If you’re like me, here’s how to set up Google Calendar with Amazon Echo.
Related: Top 6 Google Calendar Tricks You Should Know
Set up Google Calendar with Amazon Echo
- Open your Alexa app (on Android or iOS).
- Then press the Following in the lower right corner of the home page to display the menu.
- In the menu options, press Settings.
- Below Settingsscroll down and tap Calendar and email.
- Click on Add an account to add Google Calendar.
- Select Google Calendar and follow the prompt.
- You will then be redirected to the Google Accounts login page to sign in to your Google account.
- Finally, touch To allow under the “Amazon Alexa wants to access your Google account“section.
Once setup is complete, you can close the app and start using your Echo device to manage your Google calendar. You can start with commands like “Alexa, what’s my next event?”, “Alexa, what’s on my calendar?”, “Alexa, add ‘Product Marketing Interview’ to my calendar on Friday at 2 p.m..”