Microsoft has begun the process that will allow selected iOS users to try out an early beta of its Cortana personal assistant for iOS. The Redmond firm is expected to release Cortana to the public in 2016.
In the spirit of the Windows Insider Program, we’re looking for a limited number of people to get their hands on an early version of the app. It’s important to keep in mind that this is the first public release of the Cortana for iOS beta. And that for now, Cortana for iOS is only available in the U.S. and China. Over the coming months, we’ll continue to deliver frequent updates to the app to expand the features and functionality.
Microsoft noted that, of course, Windows 10 is where Cortana “can really shine,” and warned that some features, such as saying “Hey Cortana” to wake her up, will not (as yet) be available in iOS devices.
If you’re interested in trying out Cortana for iOS, you’ll need to fill out a survey on the Microsoft website in order to be considered for the beta. If you’re selected, you’ll receive an email sometime in the next few weeks.