A new way to book video conferences: “Alexa, start my Zoom Rooms meeting”

Zoom and Amazon integrate Alexa for Business into the Zoom Management Portal so that natural language can be used for hands-free meeting setups.

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Zoom and Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will be easier than ever to book a meeting with the addition of Alexa for Business added to Zoom Rooms’ appliances. Users can set up Alexa for Business on Zoom Rooms and then use voice commands to ask Alexa to join meetings or book rooms. 

Zoom Rooms differs from Zoom Meetings in that Zoom Rooms uses physical A/V hardware to enable meetings and rates start at $49/month for users. It’s basically Zoom on a larger scale. A Zoom Rooms user can push a single button to start a session using Zoom Meetings. Anyone who uses just Zoom Meetings installs…

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