Why integrate Cortana?

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Bring conversational voice interaction to your device

Leverage Microsoft’s industry leading speech and language understanding to bring high quality experiences to your customers.

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Access all of Cortana's capabilities

Access hundreds of Cortana skills, Bing's Knowledge Graph, and Skype integration, enabling your device to make calls, have knowledge of the weather, traffic, top movies, and much more.

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Quickly bring your voice-enabled device to market

Use the Devices SDK for an end-to-end voice assistant solution, and work with our Program Partners to reduce your time to market.

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Deliver a product that’s always getting better

Cortana users have access to an ever-growing library of skills and functionality.

Enable cross-device experiences

With the Cortana Devices SDK, you can build unique devices and experiences for users that are part of a growing ecosystem – bringing intelligent assistance to users at home, at work, and everywhere in between.

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Building a Cortana device

From Microsoft's "Hey Cortana" keyword spotting engine to pre-integrated Skype and music experiences, the Cortana Devices SDK has everything you need to build a rich intelligent assistant experience into your device.

Available in C/C++ on Linux and on the Universal Windows Platform for Windows 10 IoT Core, the Cortana Devices SDK can help you no matter what you're building. To integrate Cortana, developers just have to implement against a set of straightforward interfaces, the Devices SDK takes care of the rest.

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Devices built with the Cortana Devices SDK

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Johnson Controls GLAS

GLAS is a beautiful, smart thermostat that helps you create a space that is efficient and healthy. It offers a translucent, responsive interface that is the perfect blend of form and function. GLAS and Cortana make it easier than ever to adjust and control your smart home with voice control.

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Harman Kardon Invoke

Invoke is a home speaker that combines premium Harman Kardon audio with Cortana’s intelligence to help you make the most of the moments that matter. Queue up your favorite playlists, turn the volume up or down, start and stop tracks, all with the sound of your voice.


Cortana Devices SDK program partners

Our program partners offer solutions and services that make it easy for you to bring high quality devices to market. Microsoft works closely with these partners to make sure their solutions enable you to create great Cortana-powered devices for your customers.

Allwinner Technology

Allwinner Technology

The Allwinner Tech R16 Quad Core IoT Solution is a reference design that includes all of the hardware and software required to build a Cortana device, reducing cycle time and overhead.



Qualcomm and Microsoft are excited to enable our partners to build Mesh Networking and Smart Audio products that bring Cortana value to the customer.



Synaptics provides Cortana and Skype certified solutions that greatly reduce development time-to-market and provide a high-quality user experience.



TONLY is a Cortana Devices manufacturing partner. TONLY has collaborated closely with Microsoft to design, develop and manufacture Cortana Devices at scale.

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