Microsoft continues to push Cortana into the smart home with IFTTT integration

Emma Boyle for Tech Radar:  In the crowded world of smart home assistants, Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant are dominating the market and leading the pack when it comes to skills and popularity. Despite the uphill climb it faces, though, Microsoft is slowly but steadily improving the capabilities of Cortana to stop the assistant falling off the radar.

Most recently, Microsoft has announced that Cortana is now compatible with a handful of new smart home devices as well as IFTTT.

Though adding new devices such as Ecobee, Honeywell Lyric, LIFX, and Geeni to Cortana’s roster is a positive step, it’s IFTTT integration that will really give the assistant a boost. It opens Cortana up to accessing more than 600 additional third-party services and gives users the ability to create a more personal and effective smart assistant.   Full Article:

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