A new Windows app is now available for iOS, 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
Curious 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 365Azure Virtual DesktopMicrosoft Dev BoxRemote 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 iPhone, the Windows app preview is also available for iPadOS, macOS, and web browsers.