Windows 10 Your Phone app will now let you control music and audio from Android apps

Rabia Noureen

Windows 10 Your Phone

As Microsoft continues to increase the feature set of the Windows 10 Your Phone app, the Windows Insider team announced that the app will now allow you to control music and audio from popular Android apps. Notably, the new feature will eliminate the need to split your attention between devices, allowing you to access and control the music playing on your phone directly from your Windows 10 PC.

This new feature will be delivered via an update to the Your Phone that will roll out gradually to PCs running the Windows 10 October 2018 Update or newer. It will support popular apps including Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, Google Play Music, and Google Music, and here are the key features the Windows Insider team listed today:

  • See and interact with the audio apps playing from your smartphone.
  • Audio title track details are displayed and remain in sync with what’s playing on your phone.
  • Control your tracks from your PC, including play, pause, previous/next.
  • Switch between multiple sources using the dropdown in the audio player.

On the Android side, the feature will require a phone with Android 7.0 or newer. Overall, this seems to be a great addition to Your Phone, and Microsoft made it easy to switch between multiple Android apps using the dropdown in the player. Do you think you’re going to use this new feature on your PC? Let us know in the comments below?