Windows PC and Windows mobile app stores merge

Microsoft continues to unify devices, mobile only apps now show up in the Windows Store on PC.

@seanridgeley
Published Mon, Dec 7 2015 3:34 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:02 PM CST

Microsoft is all about unifying devices as of late, and that continues today with its merging of the Windows PC and Windows mobile stores.

Windows PC and Windows mobile app stores merge | TweakTown.com

Now if you search for apps in the Windows Store on your PC, mobile-only apps like Instagram and PayPal will show up, too. For the time being, they come with a disclaimer that reads "This app will not work on your device", but you can expect PC support eventually, at which time the disclaimer should be removed.

In any case, this represents an important step in Microsoft's goal of unifying its operating system and devices.

NEWS SOURCE:winbeta.org

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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