Windows Phone App For Desktop Out Of Preview, Gets Sync Improvements, iTunes Podcast Support

Posted on May 30 2013 - 2:50am by Editorial Staff

Microsoft today announced that it is taking its Windows Phone App for Desktop out of preview, allowing users sync media between your phone and PC along with other new features added. Other features include improved iTunes podcast support which let automatically sync to devices. The app available as preview since last October is now available as a stable release.

Windows Phone App For Desktop

Here is the full feature list of app as follows:

  • Sync music, photos, movies, TV shows, and podcasts from your existing Apple iTunes library or your Windows Libraries to your Windows Phone 8.
  • Automatically import pictures and videos you’ve taken with your phone to your PC.
  • See at a glance how much space you’re using for each type of content, so it’s easy to make sure you never run out of room on your phone.
  • Get your playlists on your phone.
  • Find songs that will work as ringtones and add them to your phone.

Preview versions of the app have been available since October, but today’s release includes some handy new features:

  • Expanded podcast support. Support for iTunes podcasts has been a useful feature in the preview versions of the app, but many people get their podcasts from other sources. Now, as long as your podcasts are saved in a folder, you can automatically sync them to your phone.
  • Simplified updates. Previous versions of the app required you to install updates from Now the app tells you when improvements are available, so you install them with a click.
  • Flexible library selection. To provide more flexibility, the app can now sync files from any library or folder on your computer, even if they’re on an external hard drive.
  • Many bug fixes. Based on user feedback on the preview versions, Microsoft has made fixes to improve performance.
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