1. Thos Parkouristas's Avatar
    Hi guys I have a Lumia 820 and my mom has a Lumia 630 she has the Denim update installed and so do I but her Cortana is apparently called Cortana Alpha (the alpha name is located where the beta used to be) and my is Cortana Beta I also don't have the Music recognizing feature in Cortana. Does anybody know what's going on and how I could get Cortana Alpha?
    03-26-2015 01:20 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Seems like your mothers region is set to a region that has the Alpha version Cortana alpha for Windows Phone 8.1 | Windows Phone How-to (India)

    To change this.. Simply change everything to US (Language, Speech and Region) > soft reset and that should do it
    03-26-2015 02:06 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    I find this amusing because Cortana Alpha isn't as finished as Beta, although it may not be apparent.

    What regions are the phones set to?
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    03-26-2015 02:07 PM
  4. Thos Parkouristas's Avatar
    My mom's phone is set to Italy and mine to US
    03-27-2015 05:50 AM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    My mom's phone is set to Italy and mine to US
    Cortana is primarily tied with the phone's region setting. US's Cortana Beta is more complete than most other regions.

    Are you sure you're missing the music listen function? It should be there, and have you tried asking "what's playing" as well?
    03-27-2015 12:15 PM
  6. Thos Parkouristas's Avatar
    I've tried numerous times but the reply that I would get is that something was going on with my network( it was actually bull**** my network worked well and the feature wasn't working)
    03-27-2015 12:41 PM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    I've tried numerous times but the reply that I would get is that something was going on with my network( it was actually bull**** my network worked well and the feature wasn't working)
    I'm (obviously) suspecting something's up with the network- do other Cortana features work?

    Well, I suppose you can try changing your region to Italy (I'm on my phone, so I'm going off of memory) and see how that works?
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    03-27-2015 03:45 PM
  8. Thos Parkouristas's Avatar
    If the network was the issue then why in my mom's phone the music recognition works like a charm???All the other cortana features work!!!Now I've changed the lanuage to Italian the Region to Italy and I am installing the language update for Cortana If anything changes I'll let you know!
    03-28-2015 02:39 AM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    If the network was the issue then why in my mom's phone the music recognition works like a charm???All the other cortana features work!!!Now I've changed the lanuage to Italian the Region to Italy and I am installing the language update for Cortana If anything changes I'll let you know!
    I don't know! Region can very well be a factor!
    OK Let us know!!!!!
    ven07 likes this.
    03-28-2015 01:54 PM
  10. Thos Parkouristas's Avatar
    I've tried but nothing worked :( Shiet :( The name changed to Cortana Alpha but maybe Alpha means Beta in Italian... Probably I'll stick to Shazam!!!
    03-29-2015 03:38 AM
  11. Akhil rockstar's Avatar
    LOL 😁 !! No Alpha doesn't mean beta in Italian. Alpha is a testing stage that comes before beta and hence, has less features and reliability. Change your region to UK perhaps where Cortana is in beta and u'll probably get the music recognition feature again.
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    03-29-2015 03:46 AM
  12. srikanth reddy4's Avatar
    Music recognition in cortana will not be available if ur xbox id's location is not USA

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/cor...tana-bing.html
    ven07 and Thos Parkouristas like this.
    03-29-2015 03:47 AM
  13. Thos Parkouristas's Avatar
    My phone is setted up to US and for example if i ask cortana what's this song the recognition starts but then a message pops up and tells me "I can't get to the internet right now. Make sure you're connected, then try again"
    03-29-2015 01:22 PM
  14. Thos Parkouristas's Avatar
    Thank you man!!! I finally made it!!! Music Recognition Works!!! Thanks!!!
    xandros9 and ven07 like this.
    03-29-2015 03:37 PM

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