Microsoft announces public release of the Cortana for iOS beta

Windows Cortana

We already know that Cortana is coming to iOS. Today, Microsoft announced that they are looking for a limited number of people to get their hands on an early version of the app. Cortana for iOS beta will be only available in the U.S. and China for now. Over the coming months, they will continue to deliver frequent updates to the app to expand the features and functionality.

Your life is not limited to one device, and neither is your digital assistant. Cortana is with you on your Windows 10 PC, tablet, and phone—helping you whenever and wherever you need it. But we also know that there’s a choice of mobile devices out there, so we want help from our Windows Insiders to make sure she’s a great personal assistant on iOS too.

Cortana’s deep integration with Windows means that’s where she can really shine. So, while there are some features you’ll use on Windows that we don’t (yet) support on iOS phones (like saying “Hey Cortana” to wake her up), we’ve focused on making Cortana on iOS the perfect companion to your Windows experience.

If you’re interested in getting early access to the beta version in the U.S., fill out this short survey. Microsoft will start sending out download links over email to bring users on-board in the coming weeks.

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