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08-06-2014 01:46 PM
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  1. adamfehres's Avatar
    Disappointed at the moment does work well but its a generic robotic voice at the moment. Does understand me alot better hopefully improves over the next few weeks. It already new my home and work unsure how as I havnt programmed these anywhere well freaky.
    Andrew Baker4 likes this.
    08-04-2014 12:45 PM
  2. yeoldgreat1's Avatar
    The interests page and the rest of the settings worked straight away for me at the update. I'm looking forward to the back end update catching up as I can set proper commands. 1020 in UK.
    08-04-2014 01:04 PM
  3. Andrew Baker4's Avatar

    As AI_2 has just posted Marcus responded to a tweet from him saying that all the services are currently being switched on i would imagine that by tomorrow Cortana will work as she does in the US.



    Besides as Tom Warren has discovered she recognises Cockney Rhyming Slang try it and ask her to get a contact on the "Dog and bone"
    Thought I better ask him that
    mikeycl likes this.
    08-04-2014 01:08 PM
  4. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    On the alpha Coratana in Canada I said Hello and she binged it. Then I asked her what's the weather today and she talked to me indicating high and low temperature in Celsius.
    08-04-2014 01:19 PM
  5. Pete's Avatar
    Interesting. It seems that Cortana is slowly getting her personality. She just told me a joke...
    08-04-2014 01:47 PM
  6. Pete's Avatar
    Yep, she's talking to me now. Asking the usual questions and getting answers.

    The usual ones, in an English accent.
    neo158 likes this.
    08-04-2014 01:50 PM
  7. neo158's Avatar
    Yep, she's talking to me now. Asking the usual questions and getting answers.

    The usual ones, in an English accent.
    Same here, just asked how clippy is :D
    08-04-2014 01:55 PM
  8. Pete's Avatar
    I can also add interests manually.

    The voice is strange, some of it seems to be acted, some is the generated voice.
    08-04-2014 02:03 PM
  9. anon(5725119)'s Avatar
    I can also add interests manually.

    The voice is strange, some of it seems to be acted, some is the generated voice.
    I noticed that too, like when I ask it to sing a song it just speaks the words robotically.
    08-04-2014 02:10 PM
  10. misterphipps's Avatar
    All is well - she loves me again.

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    Mind you, her Gollum impression is rubbish! I won't tell her though, as she's new and impressionable.
    08-04-2014 02:13 PM
  11. nicfromwales's Avatar
    Why is Cortana UK a miserable English woman? I think she's depressed.
    08-04-2014 02:14 PM
  12. anon(5725119)'s Avatar
    I noticed that too, like when I ask it to sing a song it just speaks the words robotically.
    Oh wait, some of the songs work!
    08-04-2014 02:19 PM
  13. lukemholl's Avatar
    Good to see she's slowly becoming chatty...
    Personally I don't see the benefit of changing the voice. I don't have an issue with it, but it doesn't make it any better or worse... It's definitely lacking the warmth of Jen though
    Andrew Baker4 and Kram Sacul like this.
    08-04-2014 02:31 PM
  14. David P2's Avatar
    Why is Cortana UK a miserable English woman? I think she's depressed.
    Should have given us Marvin....
    08-04-2014 02:31 PM
  15. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    Man, I'm in Canada and my Cortana is a canuck now. She got all my interests and is showing me news from Toronto or Vancover's newspapers
    Is she still using Jen Taylor's voice? Also if you had her setup before by using the US trick did all your settings, locations etc move over?

    Thanks
    08-04-2014 05:25 PM
  16. shinsenai's Avatar
    No joy for me yet. She is still not chatty at all, she is all Bingy on me except for telling the weather :-(
    08-05-2014 12:36 PM
  17. anon(8574867)'s Avatar
    Yup, me too.
    08-05-2014 12:52 PM
  18. chezm's Avatar
    Same here on Cortana Canada, no interests to choose from.
    My interests work in Canada, but i can only chose News or Weather
    08-05-2014 12:52 PM
  19. anon(8574867)'s Avatar
    UK Lumia 1520 owner here. Since resetting all of my region and language options to UK after living with US Cortana since day one, I must say I am less than impressed so far. She Bings everything and doesn't talk at all, and I can't add any interests. I do wonder if there may be underlying issues caused by residual options/settings from my US Cortana, as I wasn't prompted to re-enter any information. The only speech I can get out of her now is by going to the setting for how she pronounces my name. Really quite disappointed, if I'm honest. I hope it's just a fault :-(
    08-05-2014 01:02 PM
  20. klcow's Avatar
    Cortana (UK) on my phone is probably deaf. All voice recognition is not working but text entry works fine. Then again, its a beta so hopefully things get straightened up before dropping the beta tag :)
    08-05-2014 01:06 PM
  21. Muadh Choudhury's Avatar
    UK Cortana seems to be working fine for me. I just find it hilarious and quite weird when the robotic voice does the Halo references, some jokes and impressions! Maybe the British Lady needs to do some more recording?
    08-05-2014 01:09 PM
  22. Anastazja Michniewicz's Avatar
    I'm in Ireland and I just switched to UK settings just to try out Cortana, and so far she is ok. Not as chatty as she was for US settings, she doesn't do local searches due to location change she only does bing searches for the UK, but she responds to my random questions, tells jokes, sings, talks about weather, calls and texts people, for me ok, I like it for now. It's just annoying that my store is on UK settings now so I got everything in pounds and some apps are UK only too... Hopefully Cortana will come out for Ireland soon, I mean how hard is it to make it for English (Ireland) if it's already in India???
    Last edited by Anastazja Michniewicz; 08-05-2014 at 02:14 PM.
    08-05-2014 01:14 PM
  23. mikeycl's Avatar
    Quick thing for people who still get bing results and no interests.

    I just did this on a hunch following some other tips on this forum and now Cortana is working properly with full chit chat and interests

    1. Turn off Cortana by going to "Settings" swipe left then tap on "Cortana"
    2. When prompted restart.
    3. Once restarted hold down the search key and do a normal voice search making sure to accept the voice agreement. Once the results are displayed press the start button
    4. Go back to the cortana settings. DO NOT OPEN CORTANA TO DO THIS but go back into "Settings" swipe left and select "Cortana".
    5 You will see an option toward the bottom to delete local data. Press this and confirm any dialogs that show.
    6 Next open Cortana using the apps list or live tile if pinned.
    7. This should run through the first run wizard where she asks your name etc.
    8. Try asking a question that would get a response such as "tell me a story" she should nw work normally and you should also be able to add interests.

    let me know how you fare but this did the trick for me eventually.
    08-05-2014 04:33 PM
  24. Qtweeder's Avatar
    mikeycl - that worked perfectly! many thanks indeed!!
    08-05-2014 04:59 PM
  25. shinsenai's Avatar
    Did you have interests defined before going through this procedure? What happens to them, are they lost? Cortana took a while to recognise Home and Work and give me traffic alerts, I would prefer not to lose that. In my case I have no problems with the Interests, everything has been moved over from Cortana US and I can see the Interests page, but every chit-chat question gets me to a Bing search.
    08-05-2014 05:26 PM
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