07-21-2015 02:51 AM
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  1. Schnuffi's Avatar
    When will Cortana come to Germany? My phone is set to English but Cartana claims she doesn't speak my language. I assume because my location is Germany.
    01-27-2015 03:32 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Your speech language is probably what needs to be changed.
    Make sure Region is set right too. (US originally, but now Cortana is available in a few more regions)

    But as for when it comes to specific regions, we can't say as we don't know their internal plans for sure.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-27-2015 03:36 PM
  3. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Cortana is available in Germany if you have Denim or Cyan + preview for developer.
    See below for settings
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...e-3fde582aecd4
    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    01-27-2015 03:39 PM
  4. T Moore's Avatar
    With an up to date phone set up the Alpha version of Cortana for Germany
    Cortana alpha for Windows Phone 8.1 | Windows Phone How-to (United States)
    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    01-27-2015 03:45 PM
  5. Schnuffi's Avatar
    Thanks for the replys.
    Harrie-S likes this.
    01-29-2015 01:29 AM
  6. Schnuffi's Avatar
    Guys still waiting for Cortana on a English phone ( WTF )
    03-14-2015 02:51 PM
  7. Schnuffi's Avatar
    Guys still waiting for Cortana on a English phone ( WTF )
    03-27-2015 12:56 PM
  8. Schnuffi's Avatar
    Guys still waiting for Cortana on a English English phone in Germany.
    Apparently she still does not speak my language. Will she be available for the rest of us when win 10 launches?
    I am getting sick of waiting!!
    04-14-2015 07:55 AM
  9. Quhi's Avatar
    You have to change both country and language to USA/English OR Germany/German. Don't mix them if you want Cortana to work.
    04-20-2015 12:02 PM
  10. Marlon Bu's Avatar
    Guys still waiting for Cortana on a English English phone in Germany.
    Apparently she still does not speak my language. Will she be available for the rest of us when win 10 launches?
    I am getting sick of waiting!!
    Vielleicht verstehen Sie es besser, wenn ich es Ihnen auf Deutsch erklre: Sie mssen Ihr Lumia komplett auf Deutsch stellen, damit Sie mit Cortana auf Deutch sprechen knnen. Wollen Sie mit Ihr Chinesisch sprechen, mssen Sie es komplett auf Chinesisch stellen usw.
    05-03-2015 01:42 PM
  11. Schnuffi's Avatar
    Vielleicht verstehen Sie es besser, wenn ich es Ihnen auf Deutsch erklre: Sie mssen Ihr Lumia komplett auf Deutsch stellen, damit Sie mit Cortana auf Deutch sprechen knnen. Wollen Sie mit Ihr Chinesisch sprechen, mssen Sie es komplett auf Chinesisch stellen usw.
    my wife's Lumia 630 is completely in German and she does not yet have Cortana either.
    05-28-2015 05:49 AM
  12. Schnuffi's Avatar
    So Cortana is now going to IOS and Android and I still dont have it why should I stay with windows phone?
    05-28-2015 05:51 AM
  13. Harrie-S's Avatar
    So Cortana is now going to IOS and Android and I still dont have it why should I stay with windows phone?
    As already explained before you can get Cortana in Germany if you use the proper settings.
    But getting Cortana on IPhone or Android does not mean that it will work in all languages on these devices.

    Anyhow I am from the Netherlands and really can not get Cortana in Dutch. That, however, does not mean that I therefore think Cortana should not go to android and iphone, untill I can get it in Dutch.
    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    05-28-2015 06:22 AM
  14. Schnuffi's Avatar
    My wifes 630 is in German and and she does not get Cortana. My phone is set to English USA. While Cortana is on both of our phones she says
    "I'm sorry,but I can`t speak you language yet."
    05-29-2015 12:15 AM
  15. Harrie-S's Avatar
    That is indeed not as it should be.

    We had some posts were Cortana also did not pop up with the correct settings and only after a hard reset she came. (Not sure if you willing to try a hard reset)

    PS
    I found below post but do not think it should matter and I found no conformation about it but just have a look. Cortana disabled by company policy Lumia 930
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    05-29-2015 01:26 AM
  16. Schnuffi's Avatar
    Will a hard reset format my sd card?
    06-19-2015 07:47 AM
  17. msirapian's Avatar
    Mate, do the following :

    a) set your region and language to Germany and German
    b) go to settings, voice, and check that German is downloaded. Beware, it could show "German", but click on it and make sure it's downloaded (if not, it will be mentioned)
    c) enable location and cortana

    I'm not sure you want Cortana to speak English or German, but I think that if you region is set to Germany, Cortana can only speak German.

    My father had not the French voice downloaded on his (FR) 630, which prevented Cortana from working.

    If this doesn't work, yes, hard reset may be the solution. It won't erase your SD card, but you won't able to recover your apps: you'll have to reinstall them. But music/photos/etc will be preserved.
    Harrie-S and a5cent like this.
    06-20-2015 05:02 PM
  18. Schnuffi's Avatar
    For now I have reluctantly set my phone to English U.S. and will wait till windows 10 to see if I can get English while living in Germany. It seems I cant have English in Germany only German.
    06-30-2015 09:40 PM
  19. LOLWOWJason's Avatar
    OK,i have a 830 and I almost donot use cortana...
    I think it is not very sensitive for daily work.
    07-13-2015 09:47 PM
  20. Wolfseye's Avatar
    Cortana in Germany sounds like 10 years ago when there were still early computer voices that sound terribly artificial. When I listen to videos with Siri, she sounds so nice. But Cortana sounds like a damn machine, not a female voice (if one chooses that). Is that going to stay that way ?
    07-17-2015 07:07 AM
  21. xandros9's Avatar
    Cortana in Germany sounds like 10 years ago when there were still early computer voices that sound terribly artificial. When I listen to videos with Siri, she sounds so nice. But Cortana sounds like a damn machine, not a female voice (if one chooses that). Is that going to stay that way ?
    She used to be like that in English too so I'd imagine they'd improve her voice eventually.
    07-17-2015 11:03 AM
  22. Wolfseye's Avatar
    Look on the right in that Video how sexy Siri sounds, compared to Cortana.

    07-17-2015 11:21 AM
  23. xandros9's Avatar
    Well Cortana came out a year ago right? Well how old is Siri? (and US Cortana isn't bad compared to that, maybe better)
    07-17-2015 11:25 AM
  24. msirapian's Avatar
    Cortana in Germany sounds like 10 years ago when there were still early computer voices that sound terribly artificial. When I listen to videos with Siri, she sounds so nice. But Cortana sounds like a damn machine, not a female voice (if one chooses that). Is that going to stay that way ?
    Is it Cortana on WP8.1 or W10/W10 Mobile? In France, Cortana on WP8.1 uses the basic Microsoft female voice, except for trivia, jokes, etc. On W10 or W10 Mobile, it's always the more humane voice which is used.
    Wolfseye likes this.
    07-17-2015 04:14 PM
  25. Wolfseye's Avatar
    In my case the questions was about WP 8.1 And it sounds worse than the Cylons on Battlestar Galactica ^^
    07-17-2015 04:18 PM
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