Microsoft news recap: Minecraft Earth launches in beta on Android in select areas, Mixer’s mobile apps get faster, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Minecraft Earth launches in beta on Android in Tokyo, Seattle, London, Mexico, and Stockholm

Minecraft’s AR app, Minecraft Earth, has launched in select areas in beta on Android. Areas included in the initial launch include Tokyo, Seattle, London, Mexico, and Stockholm.

Forza Horizon 4 crosses 12 million players since launch and currently has 4 million monthly active players

The latest stats for Forza Horizon 4 show that it has crossed 12 million players since its launch, whilst also bolstering 4 million monthly active players.

Forza Horizon 4 video game on Xbox One

Mixer’s iOS and Android apps update with a massive speed boost and offline channel improvements

The latest update for Mixer’s mobile apps on iOS and Android have brought an improvement in speed, improved the look of offline channels, amongst other improvements. See the full update changelog here.

Twitch, Mixer, Xbox apps on iOS / iPhone is getting a new Groups feature

To make liaising with multiple people easier, is receiving a new Groups feature. It will make it easier to send emails, share files, and schedule events in a group calender, with multiple people at the same time. is getting a new Groups feature

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.