Google calendar and create to-do list in the Alexa app

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Google services are becoming more and more important in people’s lives. That is why it is normal that they try to integrate with other products such as the Amazon Echo. With this Amazon gadget that integrates Alexa, you can see whether and traffic updates, and you can even listen to Audible books on your Echo speaker. So why not get more out of it by integrating it with your Google calendar?

Set up the Google calendar with the Amazon Echo and Alexa

By integrating both tools you can ask Alexa to tell you when is your next task or appointment and thus help you plan your day. So that you integrate both tools well, today we will teach you how to configure the Google calendar with the Amazon Echo. 

How to add the Google calendar in the Alexa app

add the Google calendar in the Alexa app

To get the most out of the Amazon Echo with Alexa, you must link your Amazon account with your Google account. You have to follow the following steps to do it.

  • Open the Alexa application on your mobile.
  • Press More and open the Settings.
  • In ‘Alexa Preferences’ select Calendar.
  • Select the Google calendar, press next and link your Google account with that of Alexa.
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Once this is done, you can configure the calendars by performing the same actions. You must choose the calendars that you want visible and the ones that you will use by default for new tasks. You can also use Microsoft calendar or Apple calendar.

Create your to-do list with Alexa and Google Calendar

Create your to-do list with Alexa and Google Calendar

You will not only be able to review all the tasks that you have pending, but also create new tasks. To do this you must say ” Alexa, write on the calendar appointment with the dentist on Friday at 2 in the afternoon.”

In order to add a new task to the list, it is important that you start by saying “Mark it on the calendar” because if you use another phrase it is possible that it will take the task as a reminder.

If you want to know what your next appointments are, you should ask, “Alexa, what’s on the calendar?”

That’s how easy it is to integrate the Google calendar with Alexa. You can now see the Google calendar on your Amazon Echo. You can also do the opposite and set Alexa as your voice assistant on Android and take advantage of Amazon’s assistant on your smartphone.

How to link and use your calendar with Alexa

Alexa is an excellent personal organizer and assistant, but you must add your calendars to truly take control of your day. Alexa supports calendars from Google, Apple, and Microsoft (Outlook/Hotmail), so compatibility should be no problem.

You can simply ask Alexa how your day or week is going, or what appointments you have left before heading home for a well-deserved nap. However, in order to get there, you’ll need to configure your calendars with your Amazon Alexa account.

How does it work, and, more importantly, which calendar systems can it connect to?

Let’s get started.

How to add your calendar to Alexa

add your calendar to Alexa

Before you do anything else, you’ll need to launch the Alexa app and connect your calendars.

. Tap More.
2. Tap Settings.
3. Scroll down to Calendar & Email
4. Choose your calendar service.

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Here, you have three choices: Apple, Microsoft, and Google.

Google, Microsoft and Apple.

There are several requirements for signing in to each account.

For instance, you’ll need to create an app-specific password for Alexa to use if you have an Apple account with two-factor verification.

Once you do that, all your calendars from that service will be synced. If you want to omit some calendars, do the following:

1. Head back to the Calendar & Email section in Settings.
2. Click on your calendar service.
3. Uncheck what you don’t want to see.

Now, here’s where Alexa gets tricky. You’ll need to decide on one calendar for Alexa to add events to. Unfortunately, it can’t add stuff to various calendars. Here are some tips for selecting your one unique calendar.

1. Back to the Calendar & Email section in Settings you go.
2. Look under where it says “Alexa will add new events to this calendar…”
3. Choose the calendar you want Alexa to add events to.

You’re all set, bang. Now Alexa can read your calendar appointments and add new events to the calendar of your choice.

Unfortunately, you are unable to create multiple profiles with individual calendars. Therefore, it might be worthwhile to utilize a shared calendar as your “creation calendar” if you have a family or a partner.

Additionally, you can invite people to calendar events, You can also invite people calendar events, but you’ll need to make sure you have them in your contacts and that you have an email address associated with that person.

If you don’t, Alexa will add that person’s name to the details of your event; however, you will be responsible for sending out the invitation yourself.

Speaking of inviting others to your events…Whether that other individual has given Alexa access to their own calendar, Alexa will check to see if they are available. If they aren’t, it will suggest a time that is more convenient for you both. Similarly, if you move your meeting to a time when you will be double-booked, Alexa will notify you.

Turn on Alexa calendar notifications

You can ask Alexa to read out the dates, times, and events on your calendar. Follow these steps to set this up:

1. Head into the Calendar & Email section in Settings
2. Tap the account you want notifications for.
3. Tap the Calendar Notifications toggle to on.

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Alexa’s calendar commands

How do you utilize Alexa to schedule your calendar now that you have everything set up with her? These are a few of the options.

Managing events

“Alexa, add an event to my calendar. (Alexa will then walk you through event creation).”

“Alexa, ddd [event] to my calendar for [day] at [time].”

“Alexa, delete my [time] event.”

“Alexa, cancel my [date] event.”

“Alexa, delete [event] from my calendar.”

“Alexa, move my [event name] to [time or date].”

“Alexa, reschedule my [time or date] event to [new time or date].”

“Alexa, schedule a [event name] with [person’s name].”

“Alexa, create a meeting named [event name] with [person’s name].”

“Alexa, invite [person’s name] to [event name].”

Checking on events

“Alexa, when is my next event?”

“Alexa, what’s on my calendar?”

“Alexa, show me my calendar.”

“Alexa, what’s on my calendar tomorrow at [time]?”

“Alexa, what’s on my calendar on [day]?”

“Alexa, what’s my calendar look like today?”

How to Fix Alexa Reminders on all Devices not Working

If the reminders are not functioning on all devices, try the solutions listed below to fix your Alexa Echo Dot.
  • Restart the Alexa device
  • Reset your Alexa device
  • Update the Alexa Echo Do Firmware
  • Check the Settings.
  • Turn on the Reminders volume on the Alexa App
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