Music of Android smartphone will be controlled from computer, Microsoft is testing the feature

Microsoft is testing a new feature that will allow Android users to control their smartphone’s music from a Windows 10 computer. Users will be able to access and control their Android smartphone’s music directly through the computer’s Your Phone app. For the time being, this feature is limited to the ‘Your Phone app’ running on the latest Windows build, while Microsoft has said that gradually this Your Phone app will be rolled out for version 1.20041.82 and above. The Your Phone app has been developed by Microsoft for Windows 10, so that it can be connected to Android devices. With the help of this app, not only music but also phone calls and photos in the phone can be accessed in the computer.

Microsoft has blog The post said that users can use this app to play, pause and switch the music etc. played in the audio app of their smartphone. Music apps that your Phone desktop app can control include Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, Google Play Music, YouTube Music, Xiaomi Music, and Google Podcast. The post states that if permission is given by your phone, then by default your phone app will show your phone’s play music on your computer.

Regarding the systems in which this feature will be supported, Microsoft has made it clear that this feature will be available in only those computers, which are updated after Windows 10 October 2018. Apart from this, your Android phone works on Android 7 Nougat or above version.

Microsoft also clarified in its blog post that when they were testing this Your Phone App music control feature, they noticed some problems, which are as follows-

1. Some audio apps support the previous track, while some support ‘rewind track’.

2. Currently, YouTube videos and audios are not supported on this feature.

It is worth noting that earlier this month Microsoft added a new feature to the Your Phone desktop app, in which Samsung users can drag and drop their phone’s files to Windows 10 computer with the help of Wi-Fi. However, once again this feature was only available to Window Insider build users.

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