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Windows Store update rolling out to Windows Insiders on builds 14342, mobile and PC

In what’s turning out to be a fairly big Monday, a number of updates and new apps are rolling out from Microsoft, all coming late in the afternoon Redmond time. In case you missed it, Windows 10 Mobile build 14342.1001 is out (and if you’re stuck on a Windows logo screen, read this), along with a new OneDrive UWP app for Windows 10.

But in another bit of news, it appears that a new update is also rolling out for the Windows Store. First of all, yes, you get updates to the Windows Store through the Windows Store, and although an update appears for us on PC (build 14342), the installation errors out, apparently not quite ready:

Windows Store update on the Windows Store

Windows Store update on the Windows Store

On mobile, however, it’s a different story. Just for comparison, here’s how the home screen on Windows 10 Mobile looks before the update:

current Windows Store on mobile

current Windows Store on mobile

However, the update did come through on Windows 10 Mobile build 14342 (the one just released today), and indeed the Store has a new look:

New look Windows Store

New look Windows Store

As you can see, the new look features a hero image, and then a set of expandable sections for Top Apps, Top Games, Featured, and Collections, with some featured apps, including some of the top free apps and games, below that.

main page scrolled down

single app page

Scrolling down further, you’ll see a media section, with another hero image, new music, new movies, and top selling TV shows.

While much of the information is the same, of course, you can see that the look has been updated, making it easier to get to just what you want.

We’ll have more on what’s going on with the Windows Store as this story develops, stay tuned!

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