Cortana alpha is now available in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. If your region is France, Italy, Germany, or Spain, try Cortana for yourself and see what all the buzz is about. For info on how to set up Cortana alpha for your locale, see Cortana alpha.
• Cortana is only available on phones with Windows Phone 8.1, and in some countries/regions. Check to see which software version you have and find out if an update is available.
• Some features for Cortana may not be available in all countries or regions.
• If Cortana isn't available, or you don't want to use it, you can still use the Speech functionality on your phone.