The official app of, your guide to everything your Windows devices can offer. Read news, tips, comments, app & game reviews wherever you go. With live tile support, you can be up to date on the latest Microsoft & Windows news when pinned to your start screen. Not sure whether to spend your money on that latest game? Find the review on Windows Central, check out screenshots or watch the video review, then go directly to the marketplace from within the app to start the download. You can then jump straight back into Windows Central to keep up to date on the latest news about the platform, including what’s being announced for future updates. Windows Central for Phone features: •Read home, reviews, apps, games, tips & developers sections •Live tiles for the latest headlines •Toast notifications •Full comment functionality •Watch videos and view pictures posted in each article •Full search for any previous articles, including by section •Search through YouTube videos from the site •Deep links to the marketplace with articles featuring other apps •Listen to the latest podcast on your device through the app •Clean, simple, customisable user interface design and great user experience •Sharing of articles through E-mail, SMS, Twitter and Facebook •Full integration with the forums •Custom app and tile accents •Lock screen wallpaper support The available trial is ad-supported with ALL features available. You can opt to purchase the app if you wish to remove adverts

Available on

mobile device

mobile device

Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

Build 1023: - Fixed a bug that broke notifications and live tile 4.6.1: - Rebranding update to Windows Central

System Requirements

OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM
OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM

Additional info

Published by
Jay Bennett

Approximate download size
2.35 MB - 2.83 MB

News & weather

This app can
Use your microphone
Use information about your device
Use your media library
Use your device network services
Use your phone
Use any of your Windows Phone sensors
Access your browser
Use an anonymous Microsoft account
Use the photos in your media library
Use the media items that are currently playing
Use devices that support Near Field Communication (NFC) services
Use your device’s speech recognition and text-to-speech (TTS) services

Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)

Publisher Info
Publisher Website
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Additional terms
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Most helpful favorable review




Platform: Mobile

Awesomeness defined! The must have app at the centre of your start screen for easy access and notifs on loud! Nicely designed and filled with all the nice news we wanna get abt Windows phone.. Daily! Nicely written articles, alerts abt deals for free stuff on myappfree, contests, interactive forum, and so much more! Get it... NOW!!!

12 out of 16 people found this helpful.

Most helpful critical review




Platform: Mobile


The app is extremely outdated. It looks like they made it for WP7 and stopped there. The site and info is awesome though, just need to catch up with the app design!

34 out of 38 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Better than the WM10 app

Although this app doesn't have the Continuum feature of the WM10 app, it works better in almost every way. Where the forums can appear broken in the newer app, everything is much more fluid here.

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Still the better app

All you need to know is that it works well, has great articles and news info and isn't made for W10M. 🙂 avoid the new app for W10M, it's a broken app. Like with everything else that gets "upgraded" to a Windows Mobile 10 version, we're all better off sticking with 8.1.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Light and fast

Compared to the other one this is much lighter and faster on my phone and the comment section is easier to read.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Windows Central? More like steam and android central...

Looks like article views are more important than the Microsoft-centric journalism the site used to have.




Platform: Mobile

Great content, forgotten UI

I've used this app to stay on top of WP need since my first WP7 device, and the content is great as always. The app is in need of an overhaul, though, links rarely work and I have to view an article in the browser to do most things any more. Still a handy tool for browsing windows news.

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Useful but the app needs some work

The app is very useful. But it has some issues: 1-slow, it's slow when opening the app or an article. 2-there are no links in an article about an app, so I can just click the link and this to redirect to store to download it. For this reasons I'm using the Windows central from Mobile Nations

One person found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Todays update crashes when sharing

Great app on att 950 . Exception being when I want to share an article the app crashes before I can choose HOW to share. Please update the update. Thanks.

11 out of 13 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Update please

Release the updated windows 10 app. !!! Its been ages since you announced it in November.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Use it daily

Great design and easy to navigate. Full of useful news and updates that I would have been lost without during my recent migration to Windows mobile. Highly recommended to new and veteran alike




Platform: Mobile

In latest W10 mobile built app loading very slow

In latest built we received from this week made this app loading very slow, some times article doesn't load, I'm in slow network and it makes sick. I don't know where is the problem, Hope this app is on tuning for windows ten already. But five star 🌟 always for design and content quality.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.



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