Microsoft Harman Kardon Reveled to Support Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and TuneIn [VIDEO]

28 April 2017, 3:12 pm EDT By Charles Lim Mobile & Apps
Microsoft's upcoming Harman Kardon Invoke speaker to support several music streaming services.  ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images )

Microsoft is currently busy developing their latest contender against the like of the Amazon Echo and the Google Home. The new smart speaker, called the Microsoft Harman Kardon Invoke, will be powered by the company's own artificial intelligence-drive personal assistant, Cortana.

While not a lot of details are yet known about the new device, a recently released update for the Android version of Cortana has revealed some exciting new features. According to Phone Arena, the recently released update for the virtual assistant has now added a new "Devices" section, which reveals that the smart speaker will be able to utilize different music streaming services such as Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and TuneIn.

The addition of the new music streaming service will definitely be a welcomed feature for people who don't really want to use Microsoft's own music service or Microsoft Groove Music. Those who already have a premium account on either of the aforementioned streaming services should be able to link their existing accounts with the upcoming product.

Aside from the being able to connect to different music streaming services, the upcoming Harman Kardon Invoke speaker has already been revealed to perfectly work with Skype. This means that users will be able to ask Cortana to make Skype calls or initiate conferences via simple voice commands.

According to GSM Arena, the new features is quite obviously still in development as there are still a lot of mistakes and found on the user interface itself. Several reports have spotted wrong spellings, such as Ed Sheeran's name being spelled as "Ed Sheeron," and some very obvious placeholders that haven't been updated yet.

Microsoft is expected to reveal more details about their new Harman Kardon Invoke speaker at its upcoming 2017 Microsoft Build Developer Conference event slated to take place next month in Seattle. Pricing and spec details will likely be part of the topics that will be discussed.

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