The Start Screen in Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone can come in quite handy — you can pin different apps, games, and much more. If you are looking for a simple and one-click way to pin websites to your Start Screen, take a look at News Live Tiles for Windows 8.1.
The purpose of the app is pretty simple and straightforward. It lets you pin news websites on the Start Screen, which will update automatically as soon as new articles go live on selected websites. The app is also available on Windows Phone 8.1 as well.
“Are you also missing a live tile for your favorite news site? With News Live Tiles you can easily create them yourselves within seconds! The live tiles will update automatically with the latest news from the site,” the app description reads.
I played around with the app for a while, it’s definitely useful and takes hardly a few seconds to add websites to your Start Screen. There’s just one thing you should know before you try the app, it comes with in-app purchases. For what? Well, in the free version, you can only pin those websites to the Start Screen which are in the collection of the app. To add any other website manually, you have to do an in-app purchase of $1.29, which will let you use the app to its full potential.
Here’s a list of features it has to offer:
- Support for almost all news sites
- Find the settings of your favorite site via the search function
- Pin sites from in the sample collection for free; for other sites an in-app purchase is required
- Universal app (Windows and Windows Phone versions): the in-app purchase is valid for both, and your collection is synced between both
The app is also universal, which means that if you paid for the Windows 8.1 version, you don’t have to do it again on Windows Phone, and the feeds are automatically synced across both devices.
Looks good? Head over to the Windows Store and grab the app.