For Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana is available in the U.S., China, and the UK as a “beta,” and in Canada, India, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain as an “alpha”.
Settings to enable Cortana with Windows Phone 8.1:
When properly enabled, the settings should appear like this example for India:
If you have more than one language, tap and hold the language appropriate for your region and move it to the top.
Note: If your phone was manufactured for another region, it may not be possible to enable the necessary phone language.
Set Speech language to the choice appropriate for your region.
Note: If you see the error "I'm sorry, but I can't speak your language yet" when starting Cortana, ensure that the speech setting matches the configuration above for your region.
December 5, 2014 by Marcus Ash: Cortana arrives in France, Italy, Germany, and
Spain as a preview
July 30, 2014 by Joe Belfiore:
Windows Phone 8.1 Update brings Cortana to new markets + new features.
April 2, 2014 by Joe Belfiore:
Cortana (yes!) and Many, Many Other Great Features coming in Windows Phone 8.1
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