Harman Kardon's Cortana speaker will reportedly support Spotify, Pandora, and more

We recently got a glimpse of the setup experience for upcoming Harman Kardon Cortana speaker, called Invoke, on Windows 10, and now an update to the Cortana app for Android is giving us an even closer look at what to expect. Specifically, an update rolling out to some users and spotted by MSPU packs a new devices section that reveals the speaker will support a range of streaming music services, including Spotify.

Harman Kardon's Cortana speaker will reportedly support Spotify, Pandora, and more

According to the report, the device setup experience is close to what we saw on Windows 10, only with an additional option to set up a default music service. As you'd expect, the list of services detailed in the setup process includes Groove Music, but Spotify, Pandora and others make an appearance as well. The full list of streaming services includes:

  • Groove
  • iHeartRadio
  • Pandora
  • Spotify
  • TuneIn

It's not entirely clear how many users have received the update enabling the devices section just yet, and it's always best to take these kinds of early looks with the requisite grain of salt; things can always change. It's also worth noting that the text under the Spotify setup appears to be a placeholder, given that it's an exact copy and paste of the text for the Pandora setup. Still, it wouldn't be entirely surprising that a device like the Invoke, which would be taking on a category currently dominated by Amazon's extremely capable Echo, would tie into some of the most popular online music services in some manner.

As for the Invoke itself, not much is known about the speaker outside of what has been gleaned in our looks at the setup experience. The Cortana-powered speaker was initially teased with a video introduction (seen below) in December with the promise that it would debut in 2017. It's entirely possible that we could learn much more about the Invoke with a reveal at Build 2017 in May, but we'll have to wait and see.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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