Are you a fan of iHeartRadio and Windows 10? With the recent announcement of this popular music streaming service, iHeartRadio fans can now use its universal app on Windows 10. It makes use of Cortana, the virtual assistant of Microsoft Windows 10.
Just recently, iHeartRadio announced that they have launched a universal app on Windows 10. The mobile version for this latest update is not ready yet. However, the streaming service promised that it will be in the coming weeks or months.
If you are already using Windows 10, you can now download the iHeartRadio app from the Windows Store. The said app is almost the same as the app that you see in a mobile. That is, it uses a minimalist display in showing you what music you are listening to at a glance.
The app allows you to play music in full screen. It also features big and bold graphics. Some said that it almost has the same design as Pandora, with its thumbs up/down feature for likes.
Using the Share Picker feature, you can share your favorite channels with others. However, as of this date, you can only share with Mail and OneNote. With some updates later, the app may allow you to share channels with Twitter, Facebook and other popular social media sites.
iHeartRadio app has hamburger menu that shows you Browse, Sleep and Settings options. The menu also shows you how you can connect to Facebook and Google+.
If you are a long-time user of iHeartRadio, you will be delighted to know that the app is entirely functional with Windows 10. That is, it has everything that you want from an app.
Apart from the usual features of this streaming service, this newly launched app on Windows 10 will allow you to pick the current playing song through Windows Store. You can do so using a Live Tile tool.
It is perfectly clear that the streaming service is working closely with Microsoft as it features two tools that make it easy for you to obtain and download the song or album using the Get It from Microsoft and Get a Groove Pass buttons. These two are found near the bottom of the screen.
These buttons are a clear cross-promotional effort of the two companies.
Although the app works perfectly fine on Windows 10, the app feels like it is a mobile app. This can be a disadvantage to some users.
It is reasonable for the service to make sure that the app offers the same feel as its old mobile version through this universal app. For some, however, they thought that the universal app is not a better version of the mobile one.
Then again, the app has just been released. There might be some updates and significant changes that would make the universal app better.
For now, it is functional as it should be. And if you want to have background music on your podcast, then this app is a great application to try on your Windows 10.
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