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Microsoft and Amazon show Alexa-Cortana integrations for first time

Microsoft and Amazon show Alexa-Cortana integrations for first time

And there's no denying that some things are easier to do and just work better with Alexa than they do with our Googley home assistant friend.

Google, Amazon, Microsoft have their own artificial intelligence-based smart digital assistants that in fierce competition with one another. Google's Assistant is quite popular as Android smartphones offer Google Assistant as default Voice assistant.

An example of how this comes together is Cortana and Alexa's new partnership in enriching lives. Also, the change could ultimately give you a reason to move away from the default Google Assistant that is nearly all-pervasive on your Android hardware and even let you make payments using your voice.

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We also tried to do the same on our Samsung Galaxy S9 and the feature worked perfectly fine. Until now, you had to launch Alexa every time and it could not be set as the default assistant app. For instance, you can invoke Google Assistant by saying "Ok Google" or "Hey Google" but the same does not happen in Alexa's case. Previously, you were able to replace Google Assistant with Microsoft Cortana, and now you have one more option in the form of Amazon Alexa. Many core parts of the Android operating system can be customized, from what app you use for messages down to the program you use to display apps on the home screen.

The new parental controls for Echo are a version of the FreeTime parental controls that debuted five years ago on Amazon's kid-friendly Fire tablets. Some Huawei devices do come with Alexa pre-installed, but they're more of an exception than the rule. It is the first known portfolio of podcasts to be made simultaneously available on both Alexa and Google Assistant in the UK. You can sign up with Microsoft to receive updates about Cortana and Alexa working together.

By performing these steps, you will then be able to use Alexa to ask all of your pertinent questions.


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