Microsoft shows Cortana and Alexa working together in Build demo
- Author: Fernando Stephens May 09, 2018,
May 09, 2018, 5:15
Smart speakers are now gaining a lot of popularity, and the market is dominated by Google Home and Amazon Alexa with a market share of 92 percent, a Strategy Analytics report revealed. Follow these steps on your Galaxy S9 in order to use Alexa.
Of course, the reverse is also true, as Taylor stepped forward called out, "Hey Cortana, open Alexa", to which she replied "Hi, this is Alexa".
Developers get 70% of revenue from the in-skill purchase, and Amazon is ensuring that Prime members will always get some sort of extra benefits here, whether that be discounted prices or early access to new features.
ALWAYS READY, CONNECTED, AND FAST With the free Amazon Alexa App, Alexa is always ready to play your favorite music, provide weather and news updates, answer questions, create lists, and much more. "And we can't wait to see what you build", said Saunders. Alexa booked an Uber ride for him. On Windows 10 PCs, Alexa shows up in the same interface as Cortana does. The two tech leaders shared that customers would be able to use the two digital assistants in tangent in the future.
"This is the first step in a longer journey as intelligent friends in both the real and ambient world", Saunders said.
Excited about what partnering with other digital Assistants can and might bring or do? That deadline came and went, with the companies promising they would have something to show "soon".
While users need to open the Alexa app in order to use Amazon's virtual assistant, some Android users have been able to set Amazon Alexa as their default voice assistant instead of the Google Assistant. "We both have experience with light rings, although hers is more of a Halo".