Microsoft and Amazon’s partnership originally began as a promise to make Cortana and Alexa work together. Though the functionality has been slow moving, most can now use Cortana to kick off an Alexa session on their Windows 10 PC and on Xbox. There are even specific manufacturer laptops that have Alexa integrated directly with the hardware.
Now, Amazon has finally delivered a full-featured, official Alexa client for Windows 10 PCs.
Available in the Windows Store today: Alexa for PCs
The convenience of Alexa, now on your PC. With Alexa on your PC you can simplify your life and use your voice to get more done. Just tap and ask Alexa to check your calendar, create lists, play music, answer questions, read the news and more. Alexa on your PC even makes it easy to control your smart home from anywhere just by using your voice. Whether you’re at home or on the go, Alexa is designed to make your life easier.
Learn more: Alexa for PC
Currently, video, communications, Spotify, and Pandora are not supported on the Alexa app for Windows 10 PCs. Alexa on Windows 10 PCs allows you to do many of the same things you love with Alexa, but does not enable PC-specific controls. Alexa is always getting smarter, and PC-specific capabilities will be added in early 2019 in addition to ongoing feature updates.