Now Control Smartphone Audio Playback via Windows 10 PC
Now Control Smartphone Audio Playback via Windows 10 PC | Credits: Microsoft

Yesterday, Microsoft releases a new Insider Preview Build for Windows 10 called 19619.1000. This brand new Insider Preview Build has brought two major feature with several bug fixes. In this article, however, we gonna talk about one feature in detail that is controlling the smartphone audio playblack via Windows 10 PC.

I am talking about Microsoft Your Phone App that is updated in the new Insider Preview Build for Windows 10 and Your Phone App let you control the smartphone audio playback via Windows 10 PC. As per a Microsoft blog post, Below are the apps that support this new feature of Microsoft Your Phone App.

List of Apps supporting Smartphone Audio Playback Control via Windows 10

  1. Spotify
  2. Pandora
  3. Amazon Music
  4. Google Play Music
  5. YouTube Music
  6. Xiami Music
  7. Google Podcast

Currently, YouTube and Audible are not supported. However, they may do in future, we can’t say for now.

In Your Phone App, Microsoft has enabled controlling Smartphone Audio Playback via Windows 10 by default. However, there are a few things to check on. For example, Make sure, the Your Phone App Notifications permission is enabled in your Smartphone. Also, the notification of the app for which you want to control the audio playback must be enabled.

Currently, the feature is supported in a PC running Windows 10 October 2018 update or later and Android Phone running Android 7 or later.

In the same blog post, Microsoft says, there are some known issues about the same feature and that is for some audio apps the back button work as Previous track while for other audio apps, the back button work as Rewind Track.

The feature is gradually rolling out, so it may take some day to appear in the Your Phone App version 1.20041.85, 1.20041.82. or newer.

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