Amazon Alexa is now iCloud calendar compatible

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If you use Amazon’s trusty AI, Alexa, for all your scheduling needs, we have some good news for you.

Amazon announced on Wednesday that Alexa-compatible devices now finally support Apple’s iCloud calendars. While Alexa has previously synced with other major calendar services including Google Calendar, G Suite, Outlook, and Office 365 the AI assistant has been notably lacking integration with iCloud calendars … until now.

With the update, iCloud calendar users can review and adjust current calendar events and issue commands to add new appointments to their schedules.

That means whether you have a doctor’s visit or a brunch with the squad, your BFF Alexa will not only remind you, but now she’ll do one step farther and sync to your appointment to iCloud calendars.

Amazon explained that in order to link your iCloud calendar to Alexa, users must enable two-factor authentication, but once you do so, adding events is the same as usual.

Once you’re all set up, you can try out some following commands:

  • “When is my next event?”

  • “What’s on my calendar?”

  • “Whats on my calendar Monday at 12:00 p.m.?”

  • “Add bowling with Beyonc to my calendar.”

A spokesperson confirmed that iCloud calendar support is now available on Alexa in the US, UK, and Germany, so grab your assistant and get planning. Amazon also recently added notification alerts and hands-free calling to Alexa devices so that she can continue to be as helpful as possible.

To learn more about how to use your iCloud calendar with Alexa visit Amazon’s website.

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