1. WindowsCentral.com's Avatar

    Best answer: The Invoke is a good speaker but the power of the Alexa platform means you're better off getting an Amazon Echo instead.
    Amazon: Echo 2nd generation ($100)
    Alexa is a more powerful platform than Cortana

    It's hardly surprising that you can do more with Alexa than you can with Cortana. While Microsoft's option started life on mobile, Amazon baked Alexa into the Echo from day one.

    Full story from the WindowsCentral blog...
    09-07-2018 07:10 AM
  2. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Better Answer for me: Corona and the Invoke work with Amazon and Alexa.
    That said, I am interested in learning what the actual use cases are? Most everyday I use Cortona on the Invokes in our home to:
    - Tell me the weather forecast.
    - Tell me the time.
    - Play KQRS (a local radio station on Tune In, "sounds great").
    - Play NPR news ("sounds great").
    - Play Pink Floyd (on I-Heart Radio, "sounds great").
    - what is on my calendar today? (Microsoft Outlook)
    - list my emails from today (Microsoft Outlook)
    - tell me about Burt Reynolds.
    - how old is Bob Schiefer?
    - how do you spell the word graffiti?
    - what was the score of the last Twins baseball game.
    And also
    - Open Alexa, when will my orders arrive.

    What other commands do people typically use?
    Last edited by Kevin Rush; 09-07-2018 at 10:45 AM.
    09-07-2018 09:53 AM

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