Windows Central

Windows Central

Jay Bennett
This app does not work on your device.
May require certain hardware. See System Requirements for details.
This app does not work on your device.
May require certain hardware. See System Requirements for details.



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
2.83 MB

News & weather

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    Users Interact

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)

Additional terms
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Seizure warnings
Photosensitive seizure warning

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Good app but is missing lot of features compared to Android version, hasn't been updated in well over an year & the UI is way too old. I can't believe that a website dedicated to Windows & Windows Phone has abandoned their own app for the WP Platform, yet you keep supporting your Android app. You guys have no right to complain about other devs not making their apps for WP or not bringing them in par with other platforms. That pure hypocrisy. Now let's talk about what we have atm, the app works, however, there several many issues like, random crashes, failing to connect to network, failing to connect to forums and other annoying bugs. But yeah the app does work.

73 out of 75 people found this helpful.

Needs much improvement

Has an outdated design and less features compared to that of android. It was also free on android where it costs here on windows store. You would think that being a Microsoft/Windows news outlet, they would put more dedication and priority on this app than for other mobile markets like android

34 out of 36 people found this helpful.

Well worth the 99 cents, specifically if you love this page like most of us do!

110 out of 125 people found this helpful.

Q:What is your absolute-can’t-live-without-need-to-check-30-times-a-day app? A:WPCentral!!!

190 out of 221 people found this helpful.

This app is really great! The tile works perfect and there is always something new! It's nice for us windows fans to have an app like this! Good job everyone!

13 out of 13 people found this helpful.

Of you own a WP, you MUST have this app! It keeps you informed on everything regarding WP (news, tips, tricks, alerts, offers, leaks...) Best dollar I've spent out of all my apps, seriously!!!

38 out of 42 people found this helpful.

Excellent app. Those of you complaining about the price...get over it. It costs a spend more than than on junk food.

413 out of 507 people found this helpful.

Great app. I have no problems with it. Awesome way to get ask my windows phone news.

71 out of 83 people found this helpful.


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.

You ****** asking for the ads to be pulled, it's real easy - just pay the 99 cents for the app and presto! They're gone. Developers don't work for free and its not like he's asking a fortune for it. Support the developer and the best Windows Phone site on the internet, you cheapskates! ;)

71 out of 84 people found this helpful.

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