When you use Windows 10, it comes with a fully integrated personal assistant known as Cortana. Cortana can understand almost all voices and help you perform a task. With Windows 10 Creators Update, Cortana got many new features, and one of the cool features that we liked is app developers can use voice commands in their apps. It means Windows apps will be more realistic and can respond to your voices. For example, when you type an app name in Cortana, you will see suggested voice commands that you can use with that app.
This is why this article is totally focused on the Windows apps that work on Cortana voice commands. So, without further adieu, have a look at all the best Windows apps that you can use with the help of Cortana.
1. Wunderlist: To-Do Lists and Tasks
It helps users keep track of all the tasks that need to be done, and Cortana will help you do it even faster. All you need to do is install the app and whenever you need to do is say commands like “Hey Cortana, add buy milk to Wunderlist,” and it will be added to your that day to do list.
When you search for the top TV and movie watching app, you always go to Netflix. Cortana helps you to get an even better viewing experience. All you need to do is go to Cortana and say, “Netflix find Bloodline”. This will prompt Cortana to launch the app and bring the series or movie you have asked for.
Hulu is yet another amazing app that allows you to stream recent TV series and movies. To use Cortana with it, all you need to do is say, “Hey Cortana, Hulu go to Dimension 404”. It will launch the app and start playing the show for you.
Love music? Then you will obviously love Pandora. It will change the way you listen to music or even discover music. With the help of Cortana, all you need to do is say things like “Hey Cortana, Pandora play Baby by Justin Bieber,” and your app will get launched and play the requested song.
All of us are hooked on Twitter these days. Either you tweet your own thoughts on to it or follow the people whose thoughts motivate you. With Cortana, you can automatically tweet your thoughts by saying, “Hey Cortana, tweet…” followed by the tweet you want to share on Twitter.
You can track your favorite racers and all your favorite racing events with the help of NASCAR, and Cortana will help you to do so. With the help of Cortana, you can say, “Hey Cortana, show me the leaderboard,” and it will launch the app and put forward the leaderboard in front of you.
If you get high on fashion and are always on the lookout for fresh deals for your whole family or just for yourself, then Zulily is one of those apps you must try. It brings you fresh deals on various fashion products, and every deal lasts for 72 hours. With Cortana, you need to say, “Hey Cortana, Zulily, find new deals,” and it will launch the app and find new deals for you.
TED offers talks from some of the best people from around the world, which is both inspirational and educational at the same time. When you are using Cortana, you have to say, “Hey Cortana, …” followed by TED play followed by the video you want to play, and it will automatically play the app.
Audiobooks are one of those apps which provide you with audible options for some of the most amazing books. You can go to Cortana to operate the app. You can go to Cortana and say, “Audiobooks read..” followed by the name of the book, and before it, you will have to say, “Hey Cortana”.
10. NPR One
NPR One has made your radio a private spot for you by providing you with local and national news. With Cortana, you can pause, skip or play various news item which comes on NPR One radio.
11. Marriott International
Marriott International makes your traveling a lot easier by letting you tackle all your accommodation problems in one single app and that too in around 4000 countries. You can launch the app or check your reservation, or even make reservations via this app in a hands-free manner, using Cortana.
12. The Guardian
When you need the whole world in the palm of your hands, you need to turn to The Guardian, which brings you news from around the world with regular updates of the latest news. With Cortana, you can search for specific news, check updates, and launch the app without using your hands.
13. Bank of America
This app helps you to take care of all your banking hassles by bringing it to the palm of your hand. All the banking solutions you need right in one app. Cortana can help you check your account details and go to payment gateways through this app by simple commands followed by “Hey Cortana”.
14. The Weather Channel
With The Weather Channel, you can get the hang of how the day will be, from the weather perspective. You can go to Cortana and say, “Hey Cortana, show me the weather forecast on The Weather Channel,” and you will be presented with the required forecast.
With AccuWeather, you can be sure to get all the latest weather updates along with the forecasts so that you are never surprised by the changes happening in the wind or the sky. Cortana will help you do it in a hands-free manner when you say things like, “Hey, Cortana, show me the update for the next two days.”
These are some of the top apps that help you fruitfully use Cortana and ease your usage process. Many more apps work great with Cortana voice commands, and you can check those apps here.