There’s A New Windows App Your IPhone, MacBook — But There’s A Catch

Microsoft is expanding its reach.

The Windows app is coming to macOS, too. Credit: Kimberly Gedeon / Mashable

A new Windows app is now available for iOS and macOS, revealing Microsoft’s conquest-minded plans to expand its reach to other platforms and devices.

According to The Verge, this app serves as a “central hub” for streaming several Microsoft accounts to your iDevice, including Windows 365. However, the app is currently in preview, and you’ll need to download TestFlight to try it out.

How to access the new Windows app on your iPhone, MacBookCurious about the new Windows app? You can test it out by following these instructions:

Download the TestFlight app in the Apple App Store.

Install Windows App mobile.

Finally, once you launch the app, you can tap on “Account.”

Input your Microsoft credentials, and enjoy a copy of Windows on your iPhone.

Sign into your Microsoft account via the Windows app. Credit: Kimberly Gedeon / Mashable

Here’s the catch. As of this writing, you can only access the following services on the new Windows app:

Windows 365

Azure Virtual Desktop

Microsoft Dev Box

Remote Desktop Services

You can also stream a copy of Windows from a remote PC, but to put it succinctly, the new Windows app doesn’t support consumer accounts. However, there are signs that this may change soon. As The Verge pointed out, there is a sign-in prompt inside the Windows app that lets you use a personal Microsoft account, but it’s not functional at the moment.

In addition to iOS and macOS, the Windows app preview is also available for iPadOS and web browsers.

Kimberly Gedeon is a tech explorer who enjoys doing deep dives into the most popular gadgets, from the latest iPhones to the most immersive VR headsets. She’s drawn to strange, avant-garde, bizarre tech, whether it’s a 3D laptop, a gaming rig that can transform into a briefcase, or smart glasses that can capture video. Her journalism career kicked off about a decade ago at MadameNoire where she covered tech and business before landing as a tech editor at Laptop Mag in 2020.

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