Microsoft Enhances Cortana’s home Automation Skills,Integrates IFTTT Platform

Cortana,Microsoft’s digital assistant will now assist more smart home devices and integrate with IFTTT .IFTTT is a free web-based platform which helps users to connect their apps and services together.Cortana now supports the devices from ecobee, Honeywell Lyric, Honeywell Total Connect Comfort,LIFX, TP-Link Kasa and Geeni. Cortana running on Windows 10 Operating System , iPhone, Android and the Harman Kardon Invoke speakers, can be used to control these devices.To set up their connected home with the digital assistant, users need to open Cortana on Windows 10 or go to the Cortana app on their phone, click Notebook and then click Connected Home. From there, you can connect your favourite smart home accounts and control your devices from anywhere you use Cortana.The tech giant also announced Cortana’s support for IFTTT.

“Using IFTTT, you will be able to customise your experience by creating your own phrases to use with services on IFTTT. You can also use Applets on IFTTT with Cortana to trigger multiple actions with one phrase,” Microsoft said.