Behind every successful man, there is a woman. We’ve heard this line multiple times throughout our lives, maybe even seen live examples. But technology has taken this line to the next level. Nowadays any person, female or male, owes the basic successes of his/her life such as starting the calculator, to one of these three women. Alexa, Siri, and Cortana. Individually these three are just great concepts.
Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service available on tens of millions of devices from Amazon and third-party device manufacturers, while Cortana is your digital agent on windows. Both these ladies have the ability to make you your life extremely easy by syncing your emails, scheduling appointments, giving weather updates, etc. Now imagine what it will be to see these two superwomen work together. That’s exactly what we intend to tell you in this article, to tell you how to get these two women to work together. That’s two strong headed women we’re talking about won’t be an easy thing. But we’ve got you covered.
Now there are two ways of going about with this. You make Alexa put the hand of friendship forward or we make Cortana do it.
To connect from Cortana you have to type or ask it to “open Alexa”. This will pop a window up where you can give your Amazon account details. Hence adding, Alexa on Cortana.
Now if you prefer to add Cortana on Alexa you have to use Alexa’s skills feature. Open the application on your device and select “Skills” or ask for it. In this tab, search for “Cortana”. Once found, enable the skill. After which you have to sign in with the Microsoft account.
Please note if you need to use both ways you have to do both the procedures. The only one-way connection doesn’t enable the vice versa connection on its own.
If you are thinking about what are the disadvantages of this we would tell you to think of it as a connection to Microsoft. Imagine if you need to know your appointments and your Cortana is fired upon you Alexa. All you have to do is ask. But it doesn’t end here you can also add or remove stuff from your Microsoft related accounts through it.
Vice versa is also equally helpful, if not more. Having added Alexa on Cortana you can now do the tasks done on your Echo device from Cortana, such as adjusting the thermostat or checking on your Amazon delivery status.
Wasn’t this quite a useful friendship that was forced on these women by Amazon and Microsoft? Now you can go ahead and take its complete advantage.