How to Use Cortana with Surface Headphones can to play music, make calls & more? You need to know, Cortana isn’t available on Surface Headphones in all countries and regions, and the experience may vary by country/region. So if Cortana isn’t available on your headphones in your area, you won’t be able to control them using your voice, but you can still use the touch gestures. See: Why isn’t Cortana Available on my Windows 10 PC
Using Cortana with Surface Headphones need to be connected to your Cortana-enabled Windows 10 PC, iOS device, or Android device, and you’ll need to set them up with Cortana on that device. Learn more info about setting: How to Setup Surface Headphones with Cortana
So if you connect your headphones to a device that doesn’t have Cortana turned on, Cortana won’t be available.
Use Cortana with Surface Headphones
- Tap and hold the touchpad on either ear until you hear a beep.
- Say “Hey Cortana” and listen for a beep.
Here are some things you can do with Cortana on your Surface Headphones:
Listen to music
|Play or pause music||“… play rock music.”|
|Skip to the next track||“… next track.”|
|Go back to the previous track||“… previous track.”|
|Play music by a certain artist||“… play [artist’s name] on [music service name].”|
|Increase the volume||“… turn up the volume.”|
|Decrease the volume||“… turn down the volume.”|
Make calls and send texts
|Call a contact||“… call [name].”|
|Text someone||“…text [name],” then say what you want to include your text message.|
|Check your calendar||“… what’s on my calendar today?”|
|Check for new email||“… do I have any new emails?”|
|Join a Skype or Teams meeting||“… join my next meeting.”|
|Email a contact||“… email [name].”
After that, give it a subject, say what you want in the message, and then send it.
|Set a reminder||“… remind me to call [name]”|
|Set a timer||“… set a timer for [amount of time]”|
|Check traffic||“… how long will it take to drive to work?”|
|Get the weather forecast||“… what’s the weather like tomorrow?”|
|Get sports scores||“… what was the score for the [team name] game?”
(Not all leagues are supported and experience may vary by country/region.)
Note: To control music, the music service you use must work with Cortana and Surface Headphones. Not all music services are supported.