Microsoft demonstrates Cortana-Alexa integration at Build 2018

Microsoft was one of the first companies to jump onto the assistant default settings to enable its virtual assistant Cortana as your default Assistant.

He also asked Alexa what she thought of Cortana, to which Amazon's assistant replied, with her typical cheesy humor, "I like Cortana".

Mind you, as we've said all along, all Google has to do is roll out Google Assistant on Chrome and the game changes dramatically.

After allowing necessary app access, Alexa is ready as your default assistant.

Then Alexa Senior Vice President Tom Taylor demonstrated using Cortana at work to check on his restaurant reservation before asking Cortana to raise Alexa to order an Uber.

We also tried to do the same on our Samsung Galaxy S9 and the feature worked perfectly fine. From there, you can choose whichever service you want, and you will now see Amazon Alexa as one of the options.


You'll need to visit Google Play Store on your Android device and search for Alexa smartphone.

Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. may be competing with each other in the cloud-computing market, but in the realm of voice-controlled personal assistants, Cortana and Alexa are forging a friendship.

Before telling you how to use Alexa/Cortana on Android, let me make it clear that you won't be able to wake up Alexa and Cortana using their wake words directly.

Additionally, you won't be able to use the "Alexa" keyword phrase to activate the assistant.

A NEW WAY TO USE INTEGRATED DEVICES With Smart Home, set-up devices, control or check status of your smart lights, locks and thermostats at home and on-the go. The weekly shows are now available as podcasts on Alexa and can be enabled by saying "Alexa, enable Love Charlton". You will now be able to press the home button on your Android device long to call up Alexa, without having to open the app manually.


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