Amazon and Microsoft have announced that their digital assistants can now communicate. Amazon Alexa will be able to talk to Microsoft’s Cortana and vice version.
You will be able to use Cortana to access Alexa features on your Windows device and also use Alexa to access Cortana on your Amazon device.
Alexa customers will be able to access Cortana’s unique features like booking a meeting or accessing work calendars, reminding you to pick up flowers on your way home, or reading your work email – all using just your voice. Similarly, Cortana customers can ask Alexa to control their smart home devices, shop on Amazon.com, interact with many of the more than 20,000 skills built by third-party developers, and much more.
“Ensuring Cortana is available for our customers everywhere and across any device is a key priority for us,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “Bringing Cortana’s knowledge, Office 365 integration, commitments, and reminders to Alexa is a great step toward that goal.”
You can find out more details about this new partnership between Amazon and Microsoft at the link below.