Microsoft is going turn PCs into Amazon Echo Competitors


HomeHub is the next big service from Microsoft where Microsoft is planning to bring Windows 10 to kitchen and drawing rooms. While the leaks and rumors had been floating in internet for some time now but The Verge managed to get their hands on some of the internal concepts used by Microsoft at the early stages. The HomeHub is directly a competitor to Amazon Echo and also offers more power to users.

The Hub will have a welcome screen showing reminders, important notes, weather etc with easy access to voice search and calling. You will also be able to use variety of smart home controls hardware like Hue, Nest, and SmartThings. Here’s what the verge said :

The welcome screen is really designed for kitchen PCs and new smaller hardware with screens that will support Cortana voice commands from across the room. Microsoft appears to be readying Windows 10 for future devices that are similar to Amazon’s new Echo Show hardware, with easy access to voice search, calling, and smart device control. Microsoft’s differentiator is that it wants these devices to be considered full Windows 10 PCs.

Microsoft might show off this new exciting service tonight at Build 2017 but we are expecting it to come with Redstone 3 later this year around September. Microsoft is already working with a number of PC OEM to make such new smart devices.