Microsoft’s New Cortana App for Windows 10 Released in Preview Build
The company is testing a new chat-based UI for Cortana on Windows 10 PCs.
- Microsoft new Cortana app was spotted last month
- It is now released for Windows Insider Preview members
- The new build features a chat-based UI
The tech giant has released a beta version of the updated Cortana app for Microsoft Windows 7 The new experience includes a brand-new chat-based UI feature designed to give users the ability to type or speak natural language questions.
The company is testing a new chat-based UI for Cortana on Windows 10 PCs. The new beta app, which was originally spotted last month, is now available to testers and supports text and voice searches, The Verge reported Friday.
These new updates are announced just a day after Microsoft announced that it is changing the look of the Xbox One home screen and how anyone can control the console via Cortana. Microsoft’s Donna Sarkar and Brandon LeBlanc explain the new Cortana experience for Windows 10 as Windows Insider is being launched in the US as a beta.
“All features from previous Cortana experiences are not yet available. As a beta, we plan to add more features over time, including Cortana updates from the Microsoft Store … Historically, a number of capabilities can be used (Bing Answers, Open Apps), Assistant conversations) but this is no longer the only limited ability to currently support new experiences Don’t worry, we will be bringing back a lot of skills over the next few months, “they added.
In addition to most of the existing Cortana features, the app supports the light and dark themes of Windows, the “Hey Cortana” queries, a new built-in speech and language model, and a small built-in screen for better performance.
This new feature is currently rolling out in the United States as more Insiders become available at a later date.
This Cortana app is available in the latest ring Previews of Windows 10, the 18945 builds will eventually make its debut among all Windows 10 users in the first half of 2020, the report added.
Earlier this week Microsoft said in a blog post that it “supports voice commands on Xbox and is developing a way to move from on-console experience to cloud-based assistant experiences.” By organization, this means users will no longer be able to talk to Cortana through your headset. However, they can use Cortner Xbox skills, adjust the volume, launch games and apps, capture screenshots and more through the Cortana app on iOS, Android and Windows, or through the Harmon Kardon Invoke speakers to power over. “