Cortana Support Extended To Control Smart Home Devices & For Chat Suggestions On Skype For Android: Although Cortana has already came a long way in bringing up great additional & extended supports across a wide ranged Applications & devices but still there is a lot more to go. Meanwhile Microsoft has again silently added another new helpful feature to the very owned personal assistant i.e Cortana on both Windows 10 PC & Mobile. This time it is a new “Connected Home” feature that is now there under the Cortana Notebook Menu, which will enable the users to control their Smart home devices of different brands through voice commands. The company also revealed about rolling out an update for its Skype chat apps for both Android & iOS which will now have built-in support for Cortana.
Cortana Getting Extended & Wide Support For Different Devices & Apps Now:
This new support for Controlling Smart Home devices will support products having Samsung’s SmartThings platform, devices from Wink, Insteon, Hue & most importantly the Alphabet’s Nest devices. When ready to use this feature in any Windows 10 PC or Mobile, just enable the support in the settings menu & get an easy control with the Nest Thermostat, Hue connected Light Bulb & Camera which uses SmartThings. The main reason behind adding this new feature for Connected Home Devices at this time may be due to the early preparations from Microsoft for its previously released Harman Kardon Invoke Smart Speakers which also have Cortana as its Digital Assistant.
As the company has already launched its Android version of Cortana Digital Assistant, now it is all set for bringing an update to Skype chat apps for both Android & iOS. According to Microsoft this feature in Skype will enable the users to pick quick suggestions while responding to text chats. Additionally Cortana may also provide other informations like reviewing a movie or restaurant based on the past chat responses. Scheduled things will also be offered to keep as a reminder with the new Cortana support while in a chat.
Although at present the Cortana feature in Skype for Android and iOS is only available in the US & there is no report yet on when it might expand to other countries. This support of Cortana to Skype has been reported just after a few days when Cortana got its support for controlling Smart Home Devices.