1. James Auman's Avatar
    There seems to be lots of options for having a tightly integrated Home Automation Platform. Google has Google Home, Apple has HomeKit, and Amazon has Alexa. Is Microsoft playing in this space, and if so, what is their solution and is that solution readily available? If not, whose solution gives us the best compatibility with Microsoft products (e.g. Windows 10, XBOX, Windows 10 Mobile, Office 365, etc.)
    07-07-2018 09:56 AM
  2. Drael646464's Avatar
    I know cortana has some smart home capabilities, but you'd have to select your gear based on what's compatible (not that you also wouldn't have to do this with the others, to a lesser degree). Cortana also has some skills like alexa (ordering pizza etc, but it's US only). They are also bringing alexa compatibility to cortana soon, for whatever gaps exist. Harmon have some home speakers with cortana (but it's US only).

    Inside the US, I'd say cortana. Outside the US, maybe alexa, given that amazon and Microsoft are working together.
    07-08-2018 01:01 AM
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    07-08-2018 02:09 AM
  4. Drael646464's Avatar
    In theory, if not in the US, you could fake your geolocation. Not sure if that works though, for smart home intergration.
    07-08-2018 02:11 AM

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