Bing Wallpaper app pops up in Microsoft Store, but it doesn't work just yet

Bing Wallpaper
Bing Wallpaper (Image credit: Daniel Rubino/Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • A Bing Wallpaper app from Microsoft now appears in the Microsoft Store.
  • The app currently seems to crash at launch.
  • Microsoft has another official app for Bing Wallpaper, but it's not available through the Microsoft Store.

The Microsoft Store now has an official Bing Wallpaper app from Microsoft, but it appears to be broken at the moment. The app was spotted and shared by Aggiornamenti Lumia on Twitter. The app appears to install onto Windows 10 PCs, but after being installed, it seems to crash. You can grab it from the Microsoft Store to see if you have better luck with it.

"Explore the world one photo at a time - Bring your desktop to life with a new background each day when you download Bing Wallpaper," says the app's description.

Aggiornamenti Lumia points out that the app doesn't work yet. I managed to download it, but it crashes at launch, which appears to line up with what Aggiornamenti Lumia has seen.

It's worth noting that Microsoft already has a way to download an official Bing Wallpaper app; it just isn't available through the Microsoft Store. The Bing Wallpaper app launched last April, and appears to work identically to the description of this new Bing Wallpaper app. The apps even use the same art as examples.

There's a good chance that these are the same app packaged in different ways. We'll have to see when the one available through the Microsoft Store starts to work.

Sean Endicott
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