Microsoft's Xbox One may already have Cortana built in, but the company is now testing Alexa support with Xbox Insiders. The move comes via a new Xbox Skill for Alexa that will allow Echo devices, as well as any others with Alexa built in, to control an Xbox One directly.
Microsoft and Amazon announced that Cortana and Alexa would be able to summon each other last year but we're now able to test the functionality for ourselves.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to enable your Android phone to push notifications to a Windows 10 Anniversary Update (or over)-running PC.
Microsoft already classes Windows 10 as a commercial and consumer success, but that doesn't mean the software giant is going to take the foot off the pedal and step back from taking the platform to the next level. After already using the annual Build conference to announce a feature-packed Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has now announced that their latest operating system will soon offer support for a number of Android notification types pulled directly from a smartphone or tablet to the Windows 10-powered computer.
The wait is finally over. Microsoft today has made available for download Cortana app for iOS (iPhone only) and Android devices.
Microsoft has made available for download the Cortana beta app for iOS to those iPhone testers who signed up for the beta program.
Facebook M is the social network's new Messenger-nested digital assistant that aims to one-up Siri, Google Now and Cortana by performing real-world tasks.
When Apple introduced Siri for iOS, it started a new trend that was previously shared by individual apps, but nothing system-wide. Google answered soon with Google Now, and while it didn't have Siri's finesse, it still did the job. For quite a while, it was between these two that the battle raged on, until Microsoft entered the foray with Cortana - a virtual assistant that in some ways was arguably better than both Siri and Google Now. After first launching on Windows Phone and then later on Windows 10, Microsoft committed to bring Cortana to iOS and Android, and back in July, a leaked APK became available that gave users hope. Today, however, Microsoft has released an official beta version of Cortana for Android, and it's available for you to download and test away right now.
Here's how to enable or turn on Hey Cortana voice command in Windows 10 on your PC. Step by step instructions for this along with screenshots are detailed here.
Here's how to control your Android phone using a Windows 10 PC with Cortana voice assistant. Step by step instructions for this are detailed below.