Windows Central

Windows Central
2513 reviews
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Jay Bennett

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Download size

2 MB

Last updated



Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5

App requires

  • phone identity
  • owner identity
  • photos library
  • media playback
  • microphone
  • data services
  • phone dialer
  • Proximity
  • movement and directional sensor
  • speech
  • web browser component
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • camera
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Supported languages (1)

English (United States)
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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
Build 1023:
- Fixed a bug that broke notifications and live tile
- Rebranding update to Windows Central
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  • by Barkz 4/15/2015
    Great app! Suggestions integrate bitly to the sharing for social media so we have shortened URLs. Keep up the great work.
  • by chirag 4/12/2015
    This best app is crashing when I am opening the images option...i m on L520
  • by Siddharth 4/12/2015
    App is crashing
  • by Jason 4/3/2015
    There are 2 significant issues right now keeping them from earning 5. Sometimes links given on the second page of stories don't show up. First I read a story then I swiped and saw links then read reviews, some saying people couldn't see links and when I go back that page it was black. Now I can't get the link either. It gets worse: a nice fellow in comments put up the link himself *but it isn't clickable* for some reason. Great app otherwise. Good writers and community, detailed coverage, straight shooting. I definitely want to give them 5 stars. 1020 on 8.1 nothing special about the phone.
  • by Elatia 4/3/2015
    Suddenly I'm unable to connect to passport... so I can't leave comments or post on the forums from this app. This is one of the apps I use daily, please fix this.
  • by 继帆 4/1/2015
    Live tile is so great!
  • by Iulian 3/30/2015
    Dis app is five stahs
  • by Alex and Bridget 3/27/2015
    Easily the best Windows news app. Daniel is a fantastic writer and they have other great journalists too! Been following this site since WP7 and never looked back. Bought the app to show my support for what they do.
  • by David 3/26/2015
    Very good app.
  • by Clint 3/24/2015
    Awesome app, better than Win8 version.