Microsoft’s Cortana will no longer compete in the smart speaker market

Microsoft’s Cortana will no longer compete in the smart speaker market

Although Cortana began as a competitor for Alexa and Google Assistant, Microsoft wants to see Cortana used in conjunction with other smart speakers. Rather than trying to succeed in a saturated market, going forward Cortana should be seen as a specialized skill for those who want Microsoft Office 365 information through other smart speakers, similar to how you can use their apps on Android or iOS.

Aubry Carpenter
Aubry Carpenter
Ben B.
Ben B. 1 year

how about no Cortana, Alexa or Google assistant. Don't need another NSA plug in my house.

chrisretusn 1 year

My wife asked me why I carry a gun with me around the house. I told her I think the CIA is spying on us. She laughed, I laughed, our Amazon Echo laughed. I shot the Echo.

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 1 year

Cortana... the little helper that nobody needed or wanted.

Paris Cloud
Paris Cloud 1 year

Probably because nobody uses Cortana. We've either bought an Alexa device or Google home. They work better and tie into most music services, which is the big thing for me. Also, if I did need to search the internet at my computer, I've got a keyboard I could use to type my search into anything but Edge.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

If it was already announced AND reported last year, how is this current news? Sounds like another unwanted assistant Microsoft tried to foist on its users. Clippie or something that I fought off in office. I just bought a new laptop and am looking for a way to kill Cortana and the constant pleading to use Edge as a browser.

Zabih Jan
Zabih Jan 1 year

there was no need for cortana why Microsoft spent billions making it in the first place I guess too much money can make you blind

Mike Clark
Mike Clark 1 year

Literally never used this things. They are all like the paperclip in office. You use it when you're bored.

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