How to customize your Harman Kardon Invoke speaker on Windows 10


You’ve got a new Invoke and set it all up, and now you want to customize it. It might not be immediately obvious how to gain access to the Settings pane for the Invoke. Here’s where to find it!

Microsoft hides the settings for Cortana devices within the Cortana UI.

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How to access Harman Kardon Invoke settings

Follow these steps:

  1. Open Cortana and select the Devices button.

  2. Select the Settings tab

You can now customize the Harman Kardon Invoke’s few configurable options, including its name, whether or not Cortana plays a sound when you say “Hey Cortana,” and set up your preferred music streaming service. You can also use this location to send feedback to Microsoft about your Harman Kardon Invoke, and even remove all the devices you have associated with your account. This is handy if you ever sell any of your Cortana-enabled devices.

How to customize your Invoke speaker with new ‘skills’

To further customize your Harman Kardon Invoke by adding new “skills,” do the following:

  1. Open the Cortana Notebook, and select Skills.

  2. Select Discover new skills.

  3. Select a new skill and Cortana will “learn” it.

How to control home automation devices with Invoke

Finally, if you want to set up the Invoke so you can control home automation devices, you can add connected home devices via the Notebook. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Cortana Notebook and select Connected Home.

  2. Select one of the connected home services available within Cortana.

You can now use voice commands to access specific tasks for the skills and connected home devices you set up.

See Harman Kardon Invoke at Amazon

Related review:

Harman Kardon Invoke is an impressive Cortana speaker that sorely lacks a killer feature


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