The newly renamed Link to Windows app is better than ever.
Earlier this year, Microsoft rolled out a big update to its Phone Link app that made it easier to send text messages from a PC, and we suggested it was part of a bigger update coming soon. . Well, it looks like we were right, as the company is now gearing up to let our Android phones stream all audio to PCs.
Oddly, Microsoft is renaming the app again, as it is now listed in the Google Play Store as “Link to Windows”. Formerly known as Your phonethen Telephone linkbut the new name makes more sense.
New name aside, according to WindowsLatest, Microsoft’s updated Link to Windows app will soon be able to connect to your Android phone and read notifications, calls, SMS alerts, and more.
Basically, your Android phone will stream any audio to your PC, which could be useful in several situations or when you’re wearing headphones. Once you’ve connected your phone to Windows, users can turn specific sounds on or off, tailoring the experience to what works best for them.
It’s likely a move thanks to Microsoft’s partnership with Samsung’s Galaxy phones, and we’ll definitely want to try it out when it’s available. Regarding availability, it seems to be gradually rolling out to users, but you can download the Link to Windows app and try it yourself.
Either way, it looks like a future where texting, calling, and interacting with your Android on Windows is about to get even better.