Windows 10 Phone Companion app announced: Syncs your PC’s Files, Notes, Docs and Music to your smartphone
Joe Belfiore, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Operating Systems announced today, that the company is adding a new app in Windows 10.
The app is called the Windows 10 Phone Companion App.
As the name suggests, the app has been designed to work as a companion app for your Windows 10 PC. The Windows 10 Phone Companion App can be found in the Start Menu (when it is released).
The Redmond company reiterated its mission of providing Universal apps, to offer users a seamless experience across devices, regardless of what phones Windows 10 users have.
Windows 10 Phone Companion app announced:
The Windows 10 Phone Companion App will work with Windows Phones, Android Phones and tablets, and even on iPhones and iPads. Once the app is launched on the PC, users will be able to select the phone they are using, and set up their device to sync with their PC apps.
Basically the Windows 10 Phone Companion app has a set of instructions and possibly links to set up Cortana, OneDrive, Music, OneNote, Skype, Office, and Outlook apps on your phones.
Windows Phone users need not go though the hassle of setting up their device to sync with their Windows 10 PC, as it is automatically done.
OneDrive Sync: Files, Music, Notes and Docs.
All files stored on your PC will be available on your phone via the OneDrive app. Once you set it up, Photos you take using a phone, will be uploaded to the cloud storage service, and the pictures will be available in the Photos app, on your Windows 10 computer. This also applies to notes that you take in OneNote, and documents in Office apps. The synchronization works both ways, so the content and files you saved on your PC, will be available on your Phone, and vice-versa.
Users will also be able to use the new Music app, to play and store their music files in the cloud with OneDrive, on any device, be it a PC or a smartphone. A Music app for smartphones will be released in June or July, says Microsoft.
Official Announcement by Joe Belfiore:
On a side note, Microsoft also announced that it would be launching its personal digital assitant, Cortana, for Android and iOS devices, later this summer.
Microsoft says that the Windows 10 Phone Companion App will be released in a new preview build of Windows 10, in the coming weeks. So, it appears that the Redmond company isn’t done with adding features to the upcoming OS yet. Earlier today we reported that Windows Media Player will be included in Windows 10.