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 x86, x64, ARM
OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture x86, x64, ARM

Additional info

Published by
Jay Bennett

Approximate download size
2.35 MB - 2.83 MB

News & weather

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 your microphone
Use devices that support Near Field Communication (NFC) services
Use your device’s speech recognition and text-to-speech (TTS) services

Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)

Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support

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!!!

11 out of 15 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!

33 out of 37 people found this helpful.




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 2 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

Love this app

Everything news here is accurate and its updated time to time I loved this very much.. Still it needs some improvement in UI and also search box results and not accurate. Need to work on that thing or else its a awsm app. 😉

One person found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile


Keep them updates coming! Great support! A delight for windows mobile users. Slow on rumors, but quality news. Sometimes exclusive first news.




Platform: Mobile

Good source for all news about Windows

I will keep using this app in future as it is stable than the Windows 10 app.

2 out of 3 people 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

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.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

A well done app for catching all the latest Windows news and action in the forums. Nice clean Metro UI, gorgeous lock screen and live tile support. Daniel Rubino is still a clown though.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Last update for this App was 10/23/14. For an App that is called "Windows Central" and reports when 1 of the 200 YouTube scores an update, or when another App drops support & pulls their Apps from Windows Phone & tells in the article when it was last updated, you would think that this being the dedicated App for reporting news and writing reviews on everything related to Microsoft that they could put more effort into making this App better & updating it with NEW & BETTER FEATURES.

6 out of 8 people found this helpful.



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