Microsoft’s Cortana Virtual Assistant App for Android and iOS Discontinued


Cortana cellular app for Android and iOS has been discontinued by Microsoft. The deliberate shutdown of Cortana, Microsoft’s voice-based digital assistant, was introduced in July 2020. Users will not be capable to entry their reminders, lists, and so forth., throughout the app. They can, nevertheless, entry the created content material via Cortana on Windows. Microsoft had additionally ended help for Cortana integration within the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker in January 2021.

A Microsoft support page says that the cellular app was discontinued on March 31. Users can nonetheless entry Cortana reminders, lists, duties, and so forth., via Cortana in Windows. All the content material can even routinely be synced to the Microsoft To Do app, which customers can obtain for their Android and iOS gadgets.

The shutdown of the Cortana voice assistant cellular app was introduced final 12 months in July. Microsoft had mentioned that it might drop help for all third-party Cortana expertise in September and Cortana voice assistant help for Android, iOS, and a couple of different platforms in early 2021. The plan to drop Cortana service integration within the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker by January 2021 was additionally a part of the July announcement.

After ending help for Cortana integration within the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, Microsoft introduced that it has created a Bluetooth-enabled device transition plan. It mentioned that prospects who obtain a firmware replace from Harman Kardon in early 2021 will nonetheless be capable to proceed listening to music, podcasts, and radio stations on their Invoke gadgets by way of Bluetooth, however Cortana will not be accessible on the system. Microsoft additionally mentioned that Invoke speaker house owners who used Cortana between July 31, 2019 and July 31, 2020 have been additionally eligible for a $50 (roughly Rs. 3,700) Microsoft Store reward card, which is redeemable as much as July 31, 2021.

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