Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Tutorial: Activate Cortana Alpha in India, Canada, and Australia

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Microsoft promised that they will bring Alpha opt-out version for those on Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 update. As the Windows Phone team at Microsoft shared a few days ago, the latest update brings Cortana to China and UK in beta and to India, Australia, and Canada in India.
Let's see how we can configure it for Windows Phone devices in these regions.

If you've changed region or language settings previously to try out Cortana when it released for the US, revert to the original settings for your country. A restart maybe required if you change these settings. If you haven't, confirm that the settings are in order.
  • Language: English (India)/English (Canada)/English (Australia)
  • Country/Region: India/Canada/Australia
If you've not made any changes before, you'd need to start here and just change your speech settings.
  • Speech: English (United Kingdom)/English (United States)/English (United Kingdom)
How do you know if it works? Tap the search button, and you'll have Cortana greeting you rather than the vanilla Bing screen. The top right corner will inform you that it's an alpha version, so things might be awry or some features may not be available.


Showkath Ali said... 7 August 2014 at 13:50

i tried the same..but no luck it still says i cant speak your local language..what could be the reason.. i'm from India

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