Cortana Is Being Removed From Its Own Thermostat

Posted on August 12, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft with 24 Comments

Ok so remember the Cortana-powered thermostat that launched almost a year ago? Yeah, that really gorgeous thermostat with a translucent display, with Cortana at the heart of it? The one made by Johnson Controls that was widely promoted as a Cortana-powered thermostat?

Well, Cortana is getting kicked out, from its own house.

The Verge reports that Johnson Controls is rolling out a software update to the GLAS thermostat that gets rid of Cortana from the Cortana-powered thermostat. “The Microsoft Cortana voice assistant will no longer work on your device. Moving forward, you will still have access to other voice assistants to control your thermostat through the Works with functionality of Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant,” said Johnson Controls, in an email to GLAS users.

So yes, regardless of whatever you may have heard online about Cortana being a consumer-faced priority for Microsoft, this just continues to prove that wrong. I mean, Microsoft themselves are kicking Cortana off their own products, so you really can’t blame Johnson Controls here.

The whole situation is still hilarious, though. Alexa, play Sad Trombone.

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