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  1. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Cortana will show my name on the screen when interacting with me but not actually say it out loud, even though she said it out loud and had me approve the way she said it during initial setup....... is this a known issue? she works perfectly for me otherwise.
    Yeah, she never seems to speak the name aloud. No idea why. Doesn't really bother me, because the actual functionality is really good.
    04-17-2014 07:27 AM
  2. ygtgngr's Avatar
    If she will not say my name, why she first confirmed the pronunciation of it?
    04-17-2014 07:54 AM
  3. SwimSwim's Avatar
    If she will not say my name, why she first confirmed the pronunciation of it?
    Baffles me to. Guess it's just a bug, an oversight, or perhaps something being saved for future use. It is a Beta after all, so I'm actually very impressed by how good it is out of the gate, way better than Apple's Siri at launch. Hell, Cortana's beta is still better than Siri is after being out for years in many ways.

    So yes, some short comings here and there, but still very well done for a beta. It'll only get better with time (Well, then again, it is Microsoft... The company of one step forward, two steps back, so I'm not sure how much that statement will hold water...).
    04-17-2014 09:06 AM
  4. MTWIZARD7's Avatar
    Hello all, Thanks for the replys, I can't get Cortana to Play a Playlist. For those how can please expand on how you are getting Play Playlists to work.

    Thank you,
    MTWIZARD
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    04-17-2014 10:03 AM
  5. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I agree with MTWIZARD7. Cortana has no problems playing select songs, albums or artists, but I for the life of me can't get playlists to work. Typed or spoken, no matter how I phrase it, it just doesn't work. Doesn't appear in the list of commands either.
    04-17-2014 10:10 AM
  6. Joel S79's Avatar
    That'd be awesome. Would really love to see this, along with reminders that repeat every few hours for a given duration, and reminders that only activate under certain preset conditions (such as a change in weather).
    Weather is tough. Most weather apps and sites don't even work real-time unless the weather is severe.
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    04-17-2014 10:21 AM
  7. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Weather is tough. Most weather apps and sites don't even work real-time unless the weather is severe.
    Even if it just updated in the background in every half hour, and noticed that "current forecast" contained rain: that'd be wonderful. No other platform does this, it'd be nice for Microsoft to be a trailblazer for once. After all, if they perfect it, it'd be invaluable, and something that could be very useful and put Cortana far ahead of other platforms.
    04-17-2014 10:24 AM
  8. MillionMonks's Avatar
    I wish there is a setting to enable use of earphones. Kinda like, long pressing volume button to activate cortana. I don't really fancy myself talking in front of my phone in public.
    04-17-2014 10:26 AM
  9. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I wish there is a setting to enable use of earphones. Kinda like, long pressing volume button to activate cortana. I don't really fancy myself talking in front of my phone in public.
    TellMe worked with earphones that had buttons. Long press the play/pause button and TellMe would activate, so I'd assume Cortana works the same. Of course, you have to have earphones whose buttons actually function and play nicely with Windows Phone. I know that Apple's earpods (not using them by choice, hate those little buggers) don't play nicely with Windows Phone, and as such: none of the buttons do anything. They're all duds when plugged into a WP device.
    04-17-2014 10:31 AM
  10. MTWIZARD7's Avatar
    Nokia Monster Wired and Wireless will active Cortana
    04-17-2014 11:01 AM
  11. Joel S79's Avatar
    Even if it just updated in the background in every half hour, and noticed that "current forecast" contained rain: that'd be wonderful. No other platform does this, it'd be nice for Microsoft to be a trailblazer for once. After all, if they perfect it, it'd be invaluable, and something that could be very useful and put Cortana far ahead of other platforms.
    That would be cool. It kinda does that with the "Lets get your day started", but to make them actionable would be nice. It would be great if the forecasts were pushed when they change so as not to drain battery. I live in an area where the weather is pretty consistent, so the forecast doesn't change that much.

    Most weather forecasts do do weather by the hour, could tie into that too.
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    04-17-2014 11:06 AM
  12. Joel S79's Avatar
    TellMe worked with earphones that had buttons. Long press the play/pause button and TellMe would activate, so I'd assume Cortana works the same. Of course, you have to have earphones whose buttons actually function and play nicely with Windows Phone. I know that Apple's earpods (not using them by choice, hate those little buggers) don't play nicely with Windows Phone, and as such: none of the buttons do anything. They're all duds when plugged into a WP device.
    I have a bluetooth headset, and it works as above. Hold the button for a second (the second is specific to the headset), and Cortana wakes up.
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    04-17-2014 11:07 AM
  13. theefman's Avatar
    Hello all, Thanks for the replys, I can't get Cortana to Play a Playlist. For those how can please expand on how you are getting Play Playlists to work.

    Thank you,
    MTWIZARD
    Works for me, even for a playlist I have with a single letter for its name. I just say play "playlist name" and it works. Also works when you type the same command.
    04-17-2014 11:45 AM
  14. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Works for me, even for a playlist I have with a single letter for its name. I just say play "playlist name" and it works. Also works when you type the same command.
    Still doesn't work for me, and WPC just posted how this feature is coming (Search | Windows Phone Central)
    [NOTE]•Numerous stability fixes, including many of the reported black screens
    •Cortana integration is complete and now supports playing playlists by name
    •UI polish to improve animations and transitions between UI views
    •Improved messaging for encountered errors, such as unplayable content in collections
    •Background initial sync of local and cloud content
    [/NOTE]
    04-17-2014 12:29 PM
  15. Joel S79's Avatar
    I've noticed the same, seems weird. :/
    I believe the new back (suspend) functionality only works for WP8.1 developed Store Apps, don't believe 8.0 and Silverlight apps support it (yet). There's an article out there that breaks down the changes from a developer's perspective, it's a bit heady, but is interesting if you're into that stuff. There's a bunch of stuff that changed under the hood around the different APIs that Devs are becoming familiar with, part of that is how to handle the back button, so you should start to see changes as the updates roll out.
    04-17-2014 12:33 PM
  16. Koko GIno's Avatar
    Hello all, Thanks for the replys, I can't get Cortana to Play a Playlist. For those how can please expand on how you are getting Play Playlists to work.

    Thank you,
    MTWIZARD
    I have a playlist named Speedy so all I say is "Play Speedy." It's worked everytime I've tried it.
    04-17-2014 12:38 PM
  17. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I believe the new back (suspend) functionality only works for WP8.1 developed Store Apps, don't believe 8.0 and Silverlight apps support it (yet). There's an article out there that breaks down the changes from a developer's perspective, it's a bit heady, but is interesting if you're into that stuff. There's a bunch of stuff that changed under the hood around the different APIs that Devs are becoming familiar with, part of that is how to handle the back button, so you should start to see changes as the updates roll out.
    Yes, I've noticed the same. Because apps that take advantage of new 8.1 features (Mostly built in apps, like Battery Saver) resume right where you left if you press the back button, yet restart completely if you swipe to close or press the X. So yeah, it's only available in apps updated for 8.1.

    Also, care to share the aforementioned article? I'd like to give it a good read.
    04-17-2014 12:38 PM
  18. Koko GIno's Avatar
    Still doesn't work for me, and WPC just posted how this feature is coming (Search | Windows Phone Central)
    [NOTE]•Numerous stability fixes, including many of the reported black screens
    •Cortana integration is complete and now supports playing playlists by name
    •UI polish to improve animations and transitions between UI views
    •Improved messaging for encountered errors, such as unplayable content in collections
    •Background initial sync of local and cloud content
    [/NOTE]

    I saw that info too and thought it was weird because I haven't had any problem playing mine with Cortana.
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    04-17-2014 12:41 PM
  19. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Then perhaps the update is to make it work consistently? Because Cortana has no issue playing specific songs, all music by artist or album, yet she refuses to acknowledge playlists.
    04-17-2014 12:44 PM
  20. Joel S79's Avatar
    Yes, I've noticed the same. Because apps that take advantage of new 8.1 features (Mostly built in apps, like Battery Saver) resume right where you left if you press the back button, yet restart completely if you swipe to close or press the X. So yeah, it's only available in apps updated for 8.1.

    Also, care to share the aforementioned article? I'd like to give it a good read.
    Yup, here you go: Windows Phone 8.1: a lap around the new development features| qmatteoq.com

    Wonder if he's a member here...
    04-17-2014 01:08 PM
  21. WesleyBPeres's Avatar
    No way to get the initial setup... Already did a hard reset WITH backup and already did a hard reset WITHOUT backup. I just want to do this after Cortana get out of Beta.

    I would like to have a way to use her inside an app. It could be like when you long press back she could be there and you could just drag her to the app that you want to use... In the app, she would ask: "What can I do here?".

    EX: drag her to the Translator and ask her to copy the text translated and past in a message.
    04-17-2014 02:05 PM
  22. harsh mathur1's Avatar
    does changing region has any disadvantage> pls help!
    04-17-2014 02:36 PM
  23. Talderon's Avatar
    does changing region has any disadvantage> pls help!
    Change it from anything other than US English and Cortana will not be available anymore until you switch back.
    04-17-2014 02:58 PM
  24. Talderon's Avatar
    No way to get the initial setup... Already did a hard reset WITH backup and already did a hard reset WITHOUT backup. I just want to do this after Cortana get out of Beta.

    I would like to have a way to use her inside an app. It could be like when you long press back she could be there and you could just drag her to the app that you want to use... In the app, she would ask: "What can I do here?".

    EX: drag her to the Translator and ask her to copy the text translated and past in a message.
    Please follow this thread. I will be updating it as often as I get info: http://forums.windowscentral.com/cor...g-updated.html
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    04-17-2014 02:59 PM
  25. harsh mathur1's Avatar
    Hey.. I'm currently using indian region.. If I change it to US for Cortana .. Will I face any problem in future.. As many apps use my location to work.. Help!
    04-17-2014 10:24 PM
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