Microsoft adds more smart devices and IFTTT to Cortana

Microsoft has just announced more smart devices compatibility for its Cortana digital assistant. Initially only supporting Samsung SmartThings, Nest, Philips Hue, Wink, and Insteon, it has now expanded to ecobee, Honeywell Lyric, Honeywell Total Connect Comfort, LIFX, TP-Link Kasa, and Geeni. You can invoke Cortana from a Windows 10 machine or from your phone and start connecting your smart devices. Another point to note is that Cortana also now works with IFTT, so start creating those applets!

I’m not sure about you, but I feel as if Microsoft is fighting a losing battle. It’s commendable to have the big players(Samsung SmartThings, Nest, Philips Hue) covered but this pales in comparison to Amazon Alexa’s and Google Home’s roster. Granted it was only last year that they announced the Invoke so time will tell whether Microsoft can play catch up.

 

Source: The Verge, Microsoft
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