Cortana powered speaker could be on it’s way to you soon

A new app for Cortana, named Device Setup, has been launched in the Google Play store. 

In the app, unearthed by The Tech Portal, you are talked through the setup of your Cortana powered home device. This is interesting because there isn’t a Cortana home speaker on the market at the moment. 

By now we are all becoming familiar with the idea of far-field home speakers. With Amazon Echo and Google Home steadily growing in their success, it was only going to be a matter of time before Microsoft joined the field of play.

What, when?

Cortana is Microsoft’s digital assistant, named after an artificial intelligence – who turns malevolent – from the Halo game series. At present, she can be used to control Windows phones and computers with voice commands, but now it looks like she will be invading our homes.

At the moment, all we have in terms of a home speaker from the team over at Microsoft is this pretty but vague teaser video in partnership with Harman Kardon.

There have been rumours circulating for a while about a Microsoft hardware launch Spring 2017, and with the recent announcement that Surface Book 2 wasn’t going to be launched at this event, we have been wondering if the Cortana speaker was going to be launched instead. 

With this new app being launched, it only adds credence to that idea. 

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