Cortana Voice Commands: Your Definitive List

Cortana is Microsoft’s digital assistant that can help you be more productive, stay organized, and complete tasks using your voice. With Cortana, you can set reminders, find facts, search the web, and much more. This definitive list provides over 30 examples of voice commands you can use to get more done with Cortana. From simple tasks like opening an app to asking for a weather forecast and managing your calendar, this list has got you covered. So take a look below and start making the most of your personal assistant!

#1 Opening Apps

“Open Mail”
“Launch Edge”
“Start Netflix”
“Open Skype”

#2 Getting Information

“What’s the weather like today?”
“Who won the latest NBA game?”
“How many ounces in a pound?”
“What’s the exchange rate for EUR to USD?”

#3 Managing Your Calendar

“Schedule meeting at 2 p.m. tomorrow”
“Remind me to call Sarah at 5 p.m.”
“Add dentist appointment to my calendar next Tuesday”
“Cortana, when is my next meeting?”

#4 Setting Reminders

“Remind me to take the trash out at 7 p.m.”
“Cortana, remind me to buy milk tomorrow morning”
“Set reminder to call John in 30 minutes”
“Remind me to water the plants every Sunday at 10 a.m.”

#5 Getting Directions

“How do I get to the nearest gas station?”
“Where is the closest Walgreens?”
“Directions to Los Angeles International Airport”
“Give me directions to the nearest coffee shop”

#6 Making Phone Calls

“Call Mom”
“Dial 911”
“Call John’s mobile”
“Make a conference call with Sarah and Tom”

#7 Sending Texts and Emails

“Send a text message to Jane”
“Email the report to my manager”
“Reply to Sarah’s email”
“Send an email to my team with the project updates”

#8 Making Notes and Lists

“Take a note”
“Add to my shopping list”
“Create a new list called ‘To-do'”
“Remind me to check my list later”

#9 Playing Music and Podcasts

“Play my ‘Workout’ playlist”
“Listen to ‘How I Built This’ podcast”
“Skip this song”
“Pause the music”

#10 Setting Alarms

“Set an alarm for 6 a.m.”
“Wake me up at 8:30 a.m.”
“Turn off my alarm”
“Snooze for 10 minutes”