Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Speaker is having an issue with the Cortana service, MSPU is reporting owners of the purchased Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Speaker are having issues with features on the device not working and some users are resetting there speakers are not able to set them up again.
If Microsoft decided to not support this device anymore I would have hoped that Harman Kardon or Microsoft would have made some kind of announcement. Users who jumped on the Cortana speaker early paid $199 then the price dropped to $99 now the device is under $50 dollars only 2 years after its release in 2017. Looking at the price drop is obvious the product did not take off as planned despite Harman Kardon being a very high end and well know speaker manufacture.
Microsoft has been removing Cortana off of all consumer-facing devices as of late after announcing there shift and change of the service back in November stating in a blog post
“To make your personal digital assistant as helpful as possible, we’re integrating Cortana into your Microsoft 365 productivity apps. As part of this evolution, on January 31st, 2020, we’re ending support for the Cortana app on Android and iOS in your market. At that point, the Cortana content you created–such as reminders and lists–will no longer function in the Cortana mobile app or Microsoft Launcher, but can still be accessed through Cortana on Windows. Also, Cortana reminders, lists, and tasks are automatically synced to the Microsoft To Do app, which you can download to your phone for free.
After January 31st, 2020, the Cortana mobile app on your phone will no longer be supported and there will be an updated version of Microsoft Launcher with Cortana removed.”
Microsoft most recently removed Cortana from its own Johnson Controls thermostat and replaced it with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Just showing you how serious Microsoft is about removing Cortana going forward.