The core functionality is still here, though. It delivers news, checks the weather, displays sports scores and looks up nearby restaurants with users’ verbal commands.
Cortana also allows the hands-free completion of actions like setting alarms and answering questions via Bing, though the “Hey, Cortana” prompt isn’t a part of this build, says The Verge.
Google Now may have its biggest hands-free virtual assistant challenger on its hands thanks to this new app. It’s sometimes smarter than Siri is going multiplatform.
Cortana is also appearing on Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, iOS 9 and Xbox One in the coming months. The app is already a part of Windows Phone 8.1 and Microsoft Band.