How to get an Uber car with Cortana

You have probably heard of Uber by now. It's a transportation network company that connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire in over 70 cities. We were very excited when the official app returned to Windows Phone and we have been using it frequently. Windows Phone users also get treated to a very cool integration with Cortana. You can ask her to grab you an Uber car!

Follow the steps and/or watch the video:

Here's how you do it:

  1. Bring up Cortana. You can do this by pressing and holding the search button, or tapping the Cortana live tile on your home screen.
  2. Say, "Uber, get me an UberX" or "Uber, get me a taxi."
  3. That's it! Uber for Windows Phone opens up. The pinned pickup location is usually accurate, but double check before tapping the request button.

If you haven't tried Uber yet on your Windows Phone device, you should! The first ride is free (up to $30 off). Use the code, uberapp30.

  • Download Uber from the Windows Phone Store

Have you tried Uber yet? How are your experiences so far? Good? Bad? Let us know in the comments!

Thanks for the tip, Adam Z.!

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Mark Guim

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.