Amazon and Microsoft have now rolled out the first iteration of the promised partnership between Cortana and Alexa. You can now enable Windows 10 PC’s and Echo devices to use the other company’s voice assistant.
To get started on your Windows 10 device with Cortana enabled, just say: “Hey, Cortana – open Alexa”
This will start the process where Cortana will ask you to login to Amazon…
…then, request your permission to allow Cortana to have access to Alexa…
…and then kick off your first interaction with Alexa on a Windows 10 PC.
From now on… just say “Hey, Cortana – open Alexa” and then continue with your query.
Additionally, to allow Alexa to work with services provided by Cortana, make sure to enable those in Connected Services in the Cortana Notebook…
Want to know how to enable Cortana on Amazon Echo devices? Read this: Tip: Enabling the Alexa/Cortana Partnership on Echo Devices
Alexa is available for Amazon devices Echo, Echo 2, Dot, Tap, Echo Spot, Echo Plus, Echo Show, Echo Look, Echo Connect, Dash Wand, Amazon Cloud Cam, Fire tablets, and Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Edition TVs, in the Music app, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with Reverb.ai.
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