Today Tech giant Microsoft announced that its digital assistant Cortana now support more smart home devices and IFTTT integration. IFTTT is a free web-based platform that lets users connect different types of apps and services together, creating automated processes through the use of “triggers” and “actions”. IFTTT (If This Then That) is both a website and mobile app that was launched in 2010.
Apart from IFTTT,Cortana now supports various devices like Honeywell’s Lyric and Total connect effort, Geeni, TP-Link Kasa, LIFX, and devices from ecobee too.The IFTTT compatibility helps Cortana up to a number of new third-party services.Google Assistant already integrated with IFTTT in October 2016, while Amazon’s Alexa included an IFTTT channel the year before.
Cortana running on Windows 10 OS (Operating System), Android, iPhone and the Harman Kardon Invoke speakers, can be used to control these devices.The another feature of Microsoft’s Cortana is that users can create their own custom phrases to have cortana trigger action with IFTTT.
Users need to open Cortana on Windows 10 or Mobile App on their phone to set up their connected home with digital assistant, then click Notebook and then click Connected Home.