Two Assistants Are Better Than One

Two Assistants Are Better Than One

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Do you ever wish that you could have 2 digital assistants instead of just one?   Well, that dream has become a reality because Cortana is now available on Alexa devices and Alexa is available on Cortana devices.

Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO and Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO made the bombshell announcement in the New York Times last year.  Today, the companies announced that their integration has finally begun. Users interested in linking the 2 digital assistants can sign up for the program today.  

Users now have access to more information than ever before.  Alexa users can access Microsoft features like calendar and email.  Cortana users can now shop on Amazon and control their smart home devices without having to purchase a new Alexa device.

In order to open your alternative digital assistant you must first ask your assistant, “Alexa open Cortana” or “Cortana open Alexa.”  So, whether you’re using your Microsoft laptop or your Amazon Echo, you now have 2 virtual assistants at your service.


Story via Gizmodo

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