Amazon Alexa vs Cortana


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Amazon Alexa
Alexa lets you be more productive throughout your day and stay focused on important tasks. Alexa can help you manage your schedule, keep track of your to-do list, and set reminders. Alexa can automatically dial into your conference calls and make phone calls for you. Alexa can help quickly find information for you, like the latest sales data, or the inventory levels in your warehouse.
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Cortana
Cortana is your personal assistant on your Windows Phone. She's there to help make things easier for you and keep you up to date on the things that matter to you. Whether it’s to keep you looped in with your world or help you manage your everyday life, Cortana is there for you.
Comparing Amazon Alexa vs Cortana is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Cortana has more user-friendly interface than Amazon Alexa because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Cortana is more popular than Amazon Alexa

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Amazon Alexa comes to office (in 2017)
- Cortana arrived in Skype (in 2017)
- Microsoft redesigned Cortana for iPhone and Android (in 2016)
- Microsoft integrates Cortana into Power BI service (in 2015)
- Microsoft released Cortana for Android (in 2015)
- Parallels Desktop 11 brings Cortana to Mac (in 2015)
- Microsoft announced voice-enabled Big Data platform Cortana Analytics Suite (in 2015)
- Microsoft will bring Cortana to Android and iOS (in 2015)

Looks like Cortana was recently more active than Amazon Alexa (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Amazon Alexa and Cortana meet head to head:

2017 - Amazon Alexa comes to office to take on Cortana



Amazon launched its digital voice assistant Alexa for Business. She lets you be more productive throughout your day and stay focused on important tasks. Alexa can help you manage your schedule, keep track of your to-do list, and set reminders. Alexa can automatically dial into your conference calls and make phone calls for you. The push aims to extend the online giant’s wide lead over rivals like Apple's Siri, Google's Assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana as competition heats up in a market that analysts say could transform the way people interact with technology. Alexa for Business Starter Kit that includes 7 smart speakers costs $709. So Amazon Alexa gets more business-ready in comparison to Cortana