Microsoft is adding IFTTT support to Cortana, the company announced today. The company also announced that the voice assistant will be working with various smart home devices now. This includes the Honeywell Lyric, Ecobee, and the LIFX. You can set the devices up by opening Cortana on a Windows 10 devices, or from the Cortana app. The devices will be available for addition from the Connected Home menu.
Why is this important? Because adding support for IFTTT actually allows Cortana to access a bunch of third party services.
Why is this important? Because adding support for IFTTT actually allows Cortana to access a bunch of third party services. You can simply add new recipes if you want, just like you can do with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. The options are endless, at least on paper, though there’s still work to be done from Microsoft’s end.
In fact, IFTTT currently have premade recipes for Alexa as well, meaning the same might pop up for Cortana later. You can also take cues from existing Alexa recipes to create your own recipes for Cortana. While Microsoft’s assistant hasn’t been to a lot of homes just yet, the Harman Kardon Invoke and other options are available on the market.