Download Cortana APK File for Android Phones Outside USA

Microsoft’s personal assistant – Cortana was once exclusive to Windows Phone, then expanding to Windows PCs with Windows 10 roll out. But Microsoft wants a connected world of devices and continuing with its platform agnostic strategy, made beta version of Cortana available for Android phones. As much as it is a good news for the Android users, being limited to USA steals most of the fun. While there are valid reasons for Microsoft to keep it limited to US, users outside of the US want to experience Cortana and that’s why this post is written.

Download Cortana APK for Android Phones

There are two ways to get Cortana outside of the US. First and the complex one is to fake your location and IP address to fool Google that you’re accessing Play Store from US. Second and the much easier one is to download the APK file, sideload it and start using Cortana. This post is providing you with the latter i.e. an APK file (downloaded from Play Store) which you can sideload/install to your Android phone.

Latest Upload:

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If you notice a newer version available at Play Store, please leave a comment and it will be uploaded on priority. The versions are acquired from Google Play and are assured to be free from any sort of viruses or spyware.

Installation Instructions

Got the APK file, but don’t know how to install it? Don’t worry and simply follow the steps below:

  1. On your phone, go to Settings> Security and enable Unknown sources. This will let you install apps outside of the Play Store using the APK file.
  2. If you downloaded the Cortana APK file to your PC, transfer it to your phone. Skip this step if downloaded to the phone.
  3. Using a File Manager, browse to the location where the APK file is saved. Tap on the APK and then tap Install. Cortana APK permissions
  4. When installed, open Cortana, configure it and start using.

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33 Responses to Download Cortana APK File for Android Phones Outside USA

  1. Manjunath November 28, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    Its worked very well in Lenova K3 Note with Android, but doesn’t respond to call in.

  2. Praveen B November 29, 2015 at 9:54 pm #

    There has been an update this November . Please update it .

  3. Shazwan December 10, 2015 at 7:37 am #

    Does the beta update to the playstore full version? The full release is now available.

    • Narender Singh December 11, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

      No it won’t. You should uninstall the beta and install the stable version from Play Store.

  4. Chris December 25, 2015 at 12:11 am #

    There is a new update

    • Narender Singh December 25, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

      I’ll check and update soon 🙂

    • Narender Singh December 25, 2015 at 5:40 pm #

      Hi Chris
      Just uploaded the

      • abhilash May 21, 2016 at 10:59 am #

        in my phone it showing cortana is yet not available in india…
        how can i fix it.pls help me
        my phkne is htc desir510 android4.4.3

  5. Chris December 25, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

    Do I have to remove old to update? And merry Christmas

    • Narender Singh December 26, 2015 at 12:38 am #

      You can install over it, no problem 🙂
      Wish you too a belated Merry Christmas and a happy upcoming new year.

  6. Chris December 26, 2015 at 4:05 am #

    Thanks for all the help but, do you know any way to put cortana on an iPhone if your out of the us say Canada.

    • Narender Singh December 27, 2015 at 11:21 am #

      Hi Chris. Sorry, but have no clue about Apple devices.

  7. Alex January 16, 2016 at 3:13 am #

    Hi Narender,

    There appears to have been an update on January 6th.

    Thank You.

  8. Nivas February 16, 2016 at 3:24 pm #

    Hi Narender,

    I tried installing your Cortana apk file on my Oneplus X android, and I get the error – Can’t open file.
    I have enabled Unknown sources as well.

    Let me know if any other steps need to be done.

    • Narender Singh February 16, 2016 at 10:09 pm #

      Please try downloading again using some other download manager. It seems to be a corrupt download in your case 🙂

  9. Kiran February 24, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

    I installed the Cortana. Installed Successfully and it is recognizing my commands, but not responding to them.

    The latest one (1.4…) saying its not yet available in India.

    I live India, I’m using Redmi 1s with Android 6.0.1.

    Please help me ….

  10. Kiran February 24, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

    Its bee rotating, thats all. Nothing is happening …

    • Narender Singh February 25, 2016 at 12:33 am #

      I didn’t get what you want to see here.

  11. Nick March 16, 2016 at 3:51 am #

    Cortana v was released on google play

    • Narender Singh March 23, 2016 at 7:21 pm #

      Sorry about this extreme delay, Nick. If you still need it, I’ve just finished uploading the latest version found at Play Store.

  12. akhil March 27, 2016 at 8:50 pm #

    it doesn’t work,it always says sorry,cortana is not yet available in india. please come back soon

  13. Scoob101 April 13, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

    I`ve just got my first Android phone (S7) and I want to download Cortana from the Google Play Store, but it says its not available in my country – I`m in the UK.

    Is this correct? Is my only option to sideload?

    • Narender Singh April 14, 2016 at 7:18 pm #

      While I’m unsure if this APK will still work, but yes this is your only option except creating a new Google account and changing your location and IP address to US so that Google Play feels that you’re accessing from the US and hence allow you to download Cortana.

  14. Deepak May 10, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

    Hi Narender. I did install the APK and configured it. But whenever I try to use it, it says not available in your country.

    • Narender Singh May 11, 2016 at 12:13 am #

      Hi Deepak, you are right. Things changed after the post was published since Microsoft started identifying users by IP address and thus does not work in India. However, if you can use a United States based VPN network, then Cortana can be used.

  15. Suryansh May 26, 2016 at 11:25 am #

    hello Narender,
    I live in India ,it is working but it says “I can’t seem to connect right now. Try again in a little bit.”
    But I have a wifi connection.

  16. Dechlan Hillard June 18, 2016 at 11:50 am #

    Hey, there is several updates, is it possible to upload them?

    • Narender Singh June 18, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

      Hi Dechlan,
      Thanks for the reminder. Just uploaded the latest version 1.8 available at Google Play.

      • niden June 21, 2016 at 9:31 pm #

        So, i have a oneplus one , new update brought cortana but sadly it says not available in india, so its a waste that i updated the software?

        • Narender Singh June 22, 2016 at 12:12 am #

          Right. The newer versions of the Cortana have stopped working outside of US. You can make use of a US based VPN to make it work temporarily though.

  17. Martin August 5, 2016 at 11:52 am #

    Hi, new Cortana available in the Play Store, can you update your link?

  18. Bharath August 23, 2016 at 12:10 am #

    I ve downloaded it says there is nt a data connection.. bt i hav pls help

  19. Dhaveed September 29, 2016 at 3:41 pm #


    New version 1.9.9 has been available for a week 🙂



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