Windows 10 now lets you control music playing on Android

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Microsoft aspires to connect your Windows 10 to your mobile phone. With a new update to its Your Phone app, Microsoft states you can finally control music playing on your Android-powered phone straight from your computer. The ‘Your Phone’ app now enables you to get your media controls from your phone right on your PC.

The Your Phone app was announced with Windows 10 October 2018 Update, and it enables simple sharing of photos, calls, and files in between a mobile phone and your PC. Your Phone app originally allowed users to send out web pages from a phone to the PC, where users can open the websites instantly in the web browser for later usage.

Microsoft states it’s working on yet another new feature for Your Phone app, which might make it possible for the app to show what music is playing on Android 7+ phone.

Furthermore, you will have the capability to play, pause or skip songs, and view the album. Based on Microsoft, the feature supports both music and audio apps on Android, and your tracks will remain in sync in between your phone and PC.

There’s also a dropdown menu in the music player within the Your Phone app to let you switch in between numerous music sources/apps. In addition, the preview window of the app in the taskbar also shows playback buttons.

Android apps such as Spotify, Google Play Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Prime Music, Pandora, and other popular apps with media control support will work with Your Phone app.

Microsoft states that the feature is slowly rolling out, and it will show up in the Your Phone app next month.

To use the feature, you’ll need a PC with October 2018 Update or newer and mobile phone with Android 7 or later.

The feature is still being actively developed, and Microsoft might soon carry out other media-related controls consisting of the option to use the PC as a speaker.

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