Alexa integration comes to Cortana on Windows 10 PCs

Cortana Windows 10
Cortana Windows 10 (Image credit: Windows Central)

Microsoft has today announced that Alexa integration with Cortana on Windows 10 is now available! The integration is simple and works just like adding any other skill to Cortana. To set it up, just ask Cortana to "open Alexa" and the process will begin.

The integration with Alexa allows Windows 10 users to take advantage of over 30,000 new commands powered by Amazon's assistant, without needing to download anything. To use it, just ask Cortana to "open Alexa," and then ask Alexa whatever it is you're looking to ask. You can also now use Cortana on Alexa-based devices like an Amazon Echo device, which is pretty cool.

The Alexa integration also works on Cortana devices, including the Harman Kardon Invoke, and you can even configure it through the Cortana iOS and Android apps. This integration should be good news for Windows users looking to take advantage of Alexa-specific features and services, many of which aren't natively available on Cortana.

Microsoft considers the integration between both assistants as a preview for the time being, meaning there may be a few hiccups and bugs that pop up here and there. Otherwise, it should be available now to users running Windows 10.

Zac Bowden
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