Microsoft News

Microsoft News for Pc

  • Category: News
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-10
  • Current version: 3.2.9
  • File size: 87.19 MB
  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Microsoft News on your Windows PC

Download Microsoft News for Windows: Microsoft News is an News App, developed by Microsoft Corporation. The News App was officially released 2014-12-11. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Microsoft Corporation, with the latest current version being 3.2.9 which was officially released on 2018-10-10. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 12,480 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using Microsoft News on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Microsoft News on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Microsoft News for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Microsoft News in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Microsoft News application icon. A window of Microsoft News will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Microsoft News icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Microsoft News

Developer Description

Microsoft News delivers breaking news and trusted, in-depth reporting from the world's best journalists.   - Our editors curate the most trusted, important, interesting and trending news - You choose which topics matter most to you. - Microsoft News updates you with notifications of breaking news, quickly and accurately, 24/7 - Sync your preferences across the app and the Web.   Microsoft News works in partnership with hundreds of publishers in dozens of countries globally. Select from editions in more 20 countries, carrying content from 3,000 top brands.   Microsoft News makes it easy to for you to keep informed, to intuitively move from story to story, and from section to section. Our clean design lets you read articles without clutter, with useful features like a dark mode for nighttime reading. Add our widget to your home screen for easy access to breaking news. The app is free to download and use with no limits on how many articles or videos you can view.   Here's what fans say are our best features: - "Get all your news in one place good job Microsoft for making it simple yet useful." - "Meaningful news. Well organized. Easy to use." - "Excellent range of trustworthy sources." - "Awesome app which syncs across computer, mobile and tablet." - "Best news app out there when it comes to topics and content." - "Great all-around news app that collects articles from sources you want." - "The only news app I use."   Among the top news providers partnering with Microsoft News:   News, politics and opinion: The Washington Post, USA TODAY, CBS News, CNN, The New York Times, FOX News, NBC News, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, BBC News, The Federalist, The Week   Entertainment, celebrity and gossip: People, Wonderwall, INSIDER, ETtonline, PopSugar, Entertainment Weekly, TheWrap, Variety, Inside Edition, The Hollywood Reporter   Lifestyle: Readers Digest, TODAY, The Daily Meal, GeoBeats, Eat This Not That!, Delish, Good Housekeeping, PureWow, Cheapism, Hello Giggles   Money and investing: Business Insider, CNBC, Bloomberg, 24/7 Wall St., International Business Times, The Wall Street Journal, Money, Lovemoney, The Motley Fool, Forbes   Sports: Larry Brown Sports, For The Win, Sporting News, Sportsnaut, USA TODAY SPORTS, Sports Illustrated, theScore, 12up, The Big Lead, SB Nation, Yardbarker, The Drive We regularly release updates to the app, which include great new features, as well as improvements for speed and reliability. Have an idea? Having trouble? Send feedback in the app (Microsoft News -> Settings -> Send Feedback)

App Reviews

  • Best News App - However...

    By TopTenJesus
    This is far and away the best news app available. But as someone who likes straight news without the constant subtle agendas I really have to remove the pre-made categories and add my own. They really really really shove far left opinion into your face every chance they get at the expense of real and important stories which get buried. Just tell me what’s going on without colorful headlines and commentary. Trump is also not the center of the world why does every article have to be about everything he does? Who cares? The redesign also really forces these opinion articles on you to the point that it feels like logging into Facebook sometimes. But if you just ignore the first screen and go to a topic you created it’s not too bad.
  • Needs Work Still

    By Tolingus
    There are issues with this app on my iPad. Sometimes it doesn’t open and gives me a blank white screen. It’s forgotten my favorites settings several times. There’s several article that include scrollable content (e.g. articles like top ten things to throw away in your kitchen). With these articles the text content describing the image doesn’t advance properly when my iPad is in landscape mode. The text content skips every other image. It seems to work fine in portrait mode. However in portrait mode there’s not enough space to display all of the text content. Why wouldn’t developers test these types of features on several platforms before releasing the app? It is an improvement over the last version though because with the last version I could never get video content to play on my iPad or iPhone.
  • Good, hoping for better soon

    By PlexDoesn'tWorkAtAll-Failure
    There's promise. I'd love to see more interests to choose from, many more sources and quicker additions of new news. I'd say the look and feel is a tiny bit sloppy next to hyper-polished Apple News, it's not bad at all but it is a lesser app imho. Font size, pic to headline ratio... it could be better. I'll use it tho... and then use the Reuters and Apple app until I feel this one provides everything. Or I'll drop it again like the last "effort". Man that got bad! Here's hoping MS actually allows the devs to make this app better quickly and effectively unlike so many other MS mobile programs. As someone who desperately misses live tiles I don't appreciate MS just giving up so many times.
  • Has issues

    By Melversations
    I read this every day has issues. Sometimes you click on a story only for another story - the wrong story to appear. They will talk about a video but won’t include the link for it - which is rather annoying. If you click on the picture for the story it will sometimes include other random pictures. The “Good news” isn’t updated often enough - really? It’s that hard to find good things to report? And sometimes the “good news” is depressing. It’s just ok but better than most of the other stuff.
  • Extremely disappointed

    By rivkam
    I am so, so upset about this radical redesign that MSN just did. I have three or four news apps that I check in with a few times a week, but this was the app that I would spend time on nearly twice a day. I loved its simplistic, clear-cut layout. This layout made it stand out from all other news apps. Now it’s ruined because of Microsoft who only took over because its its greedy, never-satisfied, and has a constant Need to monopolize wherever it can. I’m so saddened by this. I did not realize that my innocently pressing “update” would cause this to happen. I’m going to try to give it a chance, but something tells me I’ll be forced to delete it in a week. I can’t believe that Microsoft took over and ruined what used to be one of my favorite apps.
  • terrible update

    By Bella is amazing
    ever since the new "great" update the app's format is terrible, ads are everywhere which they never used to be and articles are cut off now if there are slides to the article which NEVER happened prior to the update. there is zero explanation for this, it just cuts off mid sentence. this might be the worst update to an app i have ever seen, yes worse than some of the snapchat updates. i will be finding a different news app. i've tried to wait and see if they would fix these things with the first few bug fixes that were released but it hasnt gotten any better. advice to app developers, dont update the app when no one was complaining about what they had before. lame update and more issues than improvements.
  • App just keeps getting worse

    By The Mississippi Stud
    Update: apparently the developers don't read the reviews. This thing has gotten worse. Open the app, swipe through two or three articles and CRASH! C'mon, folks! Do better! My complaint before was that each time the app loses focus and then is brought back to the foreground, it resets itself. This means that you have to scroll through all of the stories to find where you were; assuming you remember. Now, when I try to share something via Twitter or Facebook (on my iPad Air), the pop up window loses focus while I'm typing and I have to start over again. Definitely going to look for a replacement now. The app owners apparently don't care and definitely don't test their product.
  • Better on Windows Mobile

    By gkmess
    Unlike many of Microsoft's other apps, this one is much better on Windows Mobile and full Windows 10 than it is on iOS. Microsoft's News app on iOS is quite clunky and outdated when compared to similar news apps. It jumps into a different window just to show a picture, unlike their own Windows platform app which overlays the image. Navigation is difficult, with the back button way in the top corner and access to my "interest" topics buried in a top menu, instead of laid out with the other "main" topics. One last thing that I find quite confusing in this app - the lack of any useful settings. There is really only a way to sign into an account, and pick a language. That's about it. What about options for video playback? What about text sizes?! What about easier ways to choose and navigate content and interests? What about a dark theme choice!? For Microsoft's "dump windows and build on other platforms" mobile strategy, this sure falls flat. It's a terrible experience.
  • One reason

    By fatamericanhero
    I haven’t experienced any crashes yet as others have. I use this on an iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 Plus. I haven’t watched or read the news for many years since it’s mostly negative and all politics is garbage. I own this for one reason. ‘GOOD NEWS’. It’s about time someone did something like this. I can now skip all the negative bull**** and go straight to the stuff that doesn’t try to pull me down. Then I can skip right over to technology and be done. Super easy.
  • This App Has Come a Looong Way!

    By JessiC1990
    I’ve used Microsoft news before, but uninstalled due to not having features I find important, especially the widget. Now it’s there and I’m happy as can be with Microsoft News, BUT there is one feature that is lacking; Custom news notifications. I want to be notified when other topics I follow have new stories. My Notification Center and widget are loaded with political stories, but not with what’s important to me too, which doesn’t make sense. Thanks Microsoft News for making a reliable app that I can count on!