A while ago, Microsoft and Amazon announced their partnership
to bring Cortana and Alexa closer on their respective
platforms. After almost one year, Amazon Alexa is now available
on Windows 10 devices and both digital assistant can now talk
to each other.
You will be able to tell the Amazon Echo, ”Alexa, open
Cortana”. Similarly, you can ask Cortana to open Alexa on
Windows 10 devices.
“Alexa customers will be able to access Cortana’s unique
features like booking a meeting or accessing work calendars,
reminding you to pick up flowers on your way home, or reading
your work email – all using just your voice. Similarly, Cortana
customers can ask Alexa to control their smart home devices,
shop on Amazon.com, interact with many of the more than
20,000 skills built by third-party developers, and much more,”
Today, a new report from a German site claims Amazon is working
on a UWP Alexa app that will be published in the Microsoft
Store so you can use it on any device including the Windows 10
in S mode devices.