Microsoft announces Bing Apps for Windows Phone 8, bringing News, Weather, Sports and Finance to the small screen [Updated]

Update: As of 7PM ET, all links are now working. Please try now to download the new Bing suite for Windows Phone 8. It's not restricted to the US.

Today, Microsoft has pulled the sheets off of a new suite of apps based around the Bing search engine. Simply called Bing Apps, the collection of four apps includes Sports, News, Weather and Finance, including Live Tile support for Windows Phone 8 devices.

Based off of the same suite of apps for its Windows 8 OS, the new applications bring all of the latest news right to the Start screen, continuing the “glance and go” usability that Windows Phone users have become accustomed to. Indeed, this is the first time we’ve seen some real parallels between the desktop and mobile OS drawn and it should make using the two systems more seamless than before for new customers.

Watch our first-look video of the new apps in action and enjoy the gallery of screenshots after the break.

Video Tour: Bing News, Weather, Finance and Sports


Bing News

“Want to keep tabs on what’s happening in the world? The Bing News app for Windows Phone has you covered. With the new app, you have one comprehensive experience to keep tabs on the latest headlines and videos of breaking news.  And the app is customizable so you can track specific story categories, topics, or news sources that matter to you.  You can even rearrange the headline clusters so that the news that matters most to you is at the top.”

The Bing News app is a straight port of the Windows 8 client and is well optimized for Windows Phone. Users can adjust the font size to their liking, enable the Live Tile, and restrict background data usage to only Wi-Fi. Wide tiles support is included with HD level graphics for images.

The app is relatively fast and fluid to use (data can take a moment to download) and with optional Breaking News alerts, users can stay abreast of all the latest happenings. The app lacks any lockscreen support or the ability to share an article, which is something Microsoft will hopefully build upon in later releases.

Download Bing News for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store.

Bing Finance

“Keep tabs on your portfolio and gauge performance of your stocks at a glance with the Bing Finance app which include financial news, market info, watchlists, timely US stock updates and customizable interactive charts.”

Like Bing News, Bing Finance acts as market hub on your Windows Phone. The Live Tile (wide supported) shows the latest DOW and NASDAQ numbers (one on each side) with a graph and numbers for a quick view.  Users can customize the Watchlist with specific companies and the News section is similar to the Bing News app with font control.

Download Bing Finance for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store.

Bing Weather

“Want to know to know whether you need to grab an umbrella? Now you can stay a step ahead of the weather with an overview of conditions including temperature, precipitation and wind.”

Everyone loves weather apps and Bing Weather is a solid port of their desktop version. The app features a live tile (sadly, not wide) with the latest temperature, current conditions and the day’s high and low. Launching the app will show more in-depth information like “feels like” temperature, humidity levels, wind and more. Swiping to the right reveals daily, hourly and a collection of weather maps, including Temperature, Doppler, Precipitation and cloud cover, optimized for regional and national views.

The app is well designed and while it can’t compete against the more full-featured pay apps on Windows Phone, it’s a really well done weather client. Once again, no lockscreen support in v1.0 is a bit of a letdown but we imagine such a feature could come in later updates.

Download Bing Weather for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store.

Bing Sports

“The Bing Sports app is your personal sports companion letting you stay on top of the sports and teams that you care about.  You can swipe through to see the recent scores, top sports headlines, game videos, photos, schedules, standings, extensive statistics and much more across most major sports.”

Like Bing News and Finance, Bing Sports brings you all the latest in world competitions. From the scoreboard (currently MLB in the US) to News to slideshow to videos, the app is sure to keep the sports enthusiast busy. Like Bing Finance, you can add your favorite franchises to the ‘my teams’ pivot to easily track their latest happenings.

Download Bing Sports for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store.

Quick thoughts

Bing Weather

Overall, Microsoft has done an admirable job with these well-polished apps. They serve as a reminder to consumers of the similarities between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 and represent a sign of things to come as those two operating systems begin to merge in 2014.

We can envisage many of these apps coming pre-installed on forthcoming Windows Phones and it should provide a great out-of-the-box experience for new customers who want core apps at their fingertips.

When to get them?

Bing Apps are now available with their respective links and QR codes listed above. Note: these apps are very "fresh" to the Store, so if it says "Not available" for your device, try again in a little while until it hits all servers.

More information can be found on the Bing Blog.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Sweet indeed!
  • NIST❕❗❕❗❕.. Ok, I'll leave you alone.. Sorry.
  • No worries, Microsoft retards did some whoopsie today ... :)
  • Does this sync the sources across between W8 and WP8?
  • No. They don't. But what I didn't like the most is that you can't share news stories from the news app. That should have been a must have feature.
  • Exactly! I even mentioned that in the app rating on store.
  • But what took so long? It highlights the plantforms weekness, Microsoft hardly likes to make apps for its own platform. Microsoft is like the kid that say's he is giving 100% effort as he walks of the play field. 100% effort would be running, not walking. Microsoft is barely walking to create apps for there own platform. 
  • You are not allowed to complain anymore until you improve your spelling my good man!  We must maintain a proper level of decorum here at WPC.
  • You're ridiculous. Your comment is a waste of characters. 
  • Sorry Otis, but you lost all credibility with your orginal post. Glad to see your spellchecker is working now though.
  • Keep trolling....
  • Pull your pants up and wipe your nose.
  • What a load of crock. Not available for tmobile us Nokia 925
  • Same issue here, 925 on Tmo USA
  • Same here
  • Did you even read the whole article? It just hit the market so its not available to all devices until its hit all the servers.
  • Yes. I did. Its still nonsense.
  • Yeah, not available on my 1020 either... thought this was the flagship device?
  • Good Lord you all are such cry babies.
  • Why does no one read the full article? It says right at the bottom that it might not be available to you yet. Everyones so impatient good lord.
  • No kidding.  Calm down it will get there - if not tonight in a day or two.  Good grief.
  • ^This!!!
  • I think some people may have been spoon fed waaaay to much lol... given the lack of patience and toddler like tantrums "I want it now!"....
    People you'll get it when you it becomes available jeez lol.
  • But Sean, you must understand, these are very real First World problems!
  • It just hasn't hit your local server yet. Jeez.
  • not available for Nokia 920 :(
  • Available now. MS launches in portions on each server so there's not overloading (assumingly). Takes like a couple hours max lmao.
  • Works on my 925
  • I have been waiting for this ever since the last update of these apps on my Surface RT.  The News and Finance apps have become my goto sources of info.  So glad to now have these on my phone.
    We are getting close to a unified Windows Phone - Windows 8 experience.  The only missing for me is a Windows 8 WPCentral app!
  • +920
  • I also wish for a WPCentral App for Windows 8. Is there anything you can tease, guys?
  • use NExtgen Reader, it works like a charm
  • .....this!!!!!!
  • Seriously! Ever since I got my Surface I had been wondering why Microsoft didn't have WP versions of all their great Windows Bing apps! This is great.
  • If I'm not mistaken it was announced several months back they these apps would be coming to WP.
  • +1020
  • indeed
    MS really needs to release these "things" (essential and prioritized things) faster
  • Ms releases quality apps and you complain........sigh
  • Well, they do listen. But I cant download it. Hopefully it syncs with the rt versions.
    Would like to sell my WeatherFlow app now, is it possible? Update: Downloaded, it synceth not :(
  • They don't.  Hopefully they'll update this soon as cross compatiility will be a big draw for the MS platforms.
  • Same here, can't download, while it says it supports English and other languages, which means it supports many regions, too...
  • I also can't download it yet altrough it is available in the dutch language :( Greetzz.
  • Same here, i want to use the Bing Weather app as my #1 weather app, but i can't download it yet so i don't know if it will be metro stiled live tiles or only like Daniel have in his review .... if it is metro styled i don't want Weather Flow anymore, i love to use official microsoft apps like i do on my Surface RT :)
  • doesn't look like there is a lockscreen setting for the weather app
  • Yes wanted these app for ages now.
  • Is this "US only" again? I literally have no reason to use Bing on my phone even though I want to.
  • Apps description and supported languages show my language but apps are unsupported. Hmmm...
  • If you read the article until the end, it does say that it might take a while until apps hit all servers and are available to everyone
  • I'm pretty sure the article is updated after I wrote this.
  • If you are a non us citizen, then dont get too excited, they dont give a rats ass about us.
  • It's a US company...
  • ... which also wants the money of non-US citizens.
  • True, you could always use one of those awesome Non-US operating systems.  You know, like... umm...  Yeah coming up blank here.
  • You mean Ubuntu? Ia3z
  • We have this thing now, it's called Linux.
  • Why would Bing be US only it global Microsoft is loading it onto the servers!
  • Awesome!
  • And it better not be US only.
  • I'm in the US and can't even download them LOL
  • Im really hoping they come to Canada as well.......waiting patiently
  • Me too, come on, show some love to the great white north (Canada)!
  • Read the first paragraph! Jeez!
  • This was before the update, genius. Lol
  • So its still in there, is it not?
  • I thought things had been quite around here today, was sure you must be working on an exclusive review.
    Exciting to see this coming to the platform and bringing Windows & Windows Phone closer. Nice v1 apps by the looks of things, look forward to seeing how they progress and what else MS has in the works.
  • Story updated with Store links.
  • Any ETA for when they are available? Or just "later today" ?
  • Hi Daniel, one question, the Bing Weather app, can you if u use the live tile with the kind of tile that is more metro styled ? like this --> ?
  • Do you know what the tiles look like? Do they have their own colors or its just whatever theme color you picked?
  • The weather tile changes colour as per the weather. And there's slight images in the background of the tile, faded and only just visible.
  • The error I'm getting is not that it isn't available for my device but rather that it is no longer being published.  Strange.  Did they have bugs and pulled them from the store??
  • I get the same error as well...... Quite weird indeed.
  • Awesome! I know lots o' people on WPCentral here wanted Bing News on WP badly (including me!!) Hooray!
  • My new soon to be weather app. :)
  • YAY!!!! Took them longer than expected, but very excited about this!
  • This is the loveliest gift from the Bing team. Thank you so much folks. Hope these apps are at par with the Windows 8 apps.
  • Daniel i m impressed..
  • I always have the feeling these apps (or those on RT) are US minded. Am I right, or are these also useful for European people?
  • Im fron Netherlands, I See Durch news. :)
  • But does the live tile work? Especially I want the Weather live tile to work...
  • Actually weather tile works better than weatherflow, in terms of data accuracy at least.
  • I don't see why. Their desktop counterparts are available in The Netherlands so it would be weird if they made the phone versions US only...
  • Definitely a much needed app
  • Can't seem to download them in the UK yet... :(
  • I'm in the US and have a Nokia 928 & I am getting not for my device.
  • same here :-/ do we have to be on gdr2??
  • I didn't read the article all the way. Looks like it didn't hit all the servers yet. Should be up soon.
  • Nope I have GDR2 and Amber but I get a message stating that the app is no longer published..... quite puzzling..... :-)
  • +1 920, ATT USA
  • No I have a 925, in tmo, with gdr2 and it's not available yet either
  • Awesome! I love these apps on RT. Plus, I can get rid of the slow and awful ESPN Hub.
  • +920 I am an ESPN fan but omg there app is painfully slow to use......
  • This is good news! I've been waiting for these apps!
  • Can't download these apps...why not?
  • +1 (US Marketplace)
  • Do we need to have GDR2 first or something?
  • US, Lumia 925, GDR2, can't download :(
  • Me 2
  • The article says the Store's servers may not have refreshed yet. Give it time.
  • Awesome!!! Great Review, Daniel!
  • Can't download on ATT 920. MS might as well put one of those STUPID "we'll be back soon" fake post-it notes on the Windows Store like Apple does all the time to their website...
  • Can't download either, AT&T 920
  • Me either.. I am in the US.. Hmm..
  • Same here!
    Guess I'll have to be patient and keep waiting. But these look great! Hard to wait!
  • Not available in my region?? (Ireland)
  • Yeah, just saw that myself.
    Boo & Hiss :-(
  • Same :(
  • These apps are apparently unavailable :( Hopefully that'll get sorted out soon!
  • Daniel, are they showing as published in the US store? Looks like they are no longer published in the Canadian store. Might be a timing issue
  • Nice but sadly not in the UK! :-(
  • Thwy were not live yet.
  • Says app no longer published :(
  • So the apps are available yet? Tried link
  • "This app is no longer published" ?? Really?? They came and went rather quickly...
  • US only indeed... Rob van Uden, these apps are fully available on windows 8 for all European countries with content pulled from local news sources for those markets. Lets hope MS makes this available Europe wide if not worldwide asap...
  • Didn't see, but do things like the watch lists in Finance and Locations in Weather sync between the WP and Windows 8 apps?
  • Not available for Ativ S
    How does that work?
  • Promulgated overnight in the UK. Awesome apps, well done MS
  • These apps cannot be downloaded here in India either? What's the catch?
  • Why MS why??
  • You might want to wait a while for the links to go live in India.
  • They are unavailable for the US as well.
  • Looking at the screenshots of the app and bings support to India (which is ZERO) Its heavily US Centric, I think we just got the shaft. :(
  • Can't download these apps on my AT&T Lumia920?? Does this require Amber/GDR2??
  • All apps say they are not available for my device (822). WTF?
  • Microsoft banned your phone, they told me personally. They said he has a filthy mouth. Seriously, try again in a little while. The app just hit their servers.
  • He is always angry.
  • Yes I am...fools make me so. (insert scowling emoji here)
  • Daniel, snarky is unbecoming of you. Yeah, I should have read the LAST paragraph of your article FIRST to learn that the apps were unavailable. And I should have remembered that its typical of your articles to do this...must help to increase the 'clicked on' totals you present to advertisers when telling them the fees they'll be paying, huh?
  • I dunno, usually before I comment I try to read the WHOLE article so I don't look like an ass.
  • Maran please try stfu. Snarksnark.
  • I learned the hard way a 1st comment I scroll to the bottom of the article before I comment on 'not working' haha.
  • Yeah I knew it too excited for the cool idea of these apps...lesson relearned and self slapped.
  • I expect stupidity in comments from the anonymous public, doesn't bother me in the slightest when some fools attempt to insult me under the delusion that their opinion matters to me, but when it's a representative of the site, that's another story. Insults, sarcasm, or just general foolishness (as I view this instance) doesn't reflect well on the integrity and professionalism of the site. Daniel and others who write articles at WPC do an excellent job for the most part, but their participation on the comments has at times reflected their 'moody days'; as comments in the past towards others have been far more insulting than Daniels response to me, I think its something they should work to avoid. WPC is one of, if not the best, sites for WP news...its not too much to ask of their staff to be respectful of the people who frequent the site.
    Unless the majority of you want to be insulted and dismissed as fools and have expressed to the WPC staff your masochistic desires, in that case, fine, let the fur fly, (dogs). (there, I cleaned up the language for you sensitive ones.)
  • Lighten up, Francis.
  • he was kidding, if you're so sensitive stay of the internet man
    they are human, just like you and me, just because he wrote that article doesn't mean he has to answer to a higher standard 
  • Dude... relax a little... he was just joking!. Take it easy, Smoke something or sleep around a little. It'll relax you.
    Obviously, I'm kidding. Have a nice day!
    DISCLAIMER: I do not do any oth those things. ;)
  • Me neither, anymore, though I do miss having a good toke or two now and then... but when I'm high I get too talkative, can't shut up (no I'm not stoned now...this is normal... my wife has learned...don't get him started...and keep him off the grass!)
  • Didn't think you were. Wise lesson your wife has learned. It seems we would behoove everyone if you didn't get talkative. :).
  • It's pretty common sense to read the entire article first, at least before commenting...
  • You'd think after reading the article and skimming the comments, people would know to give the store a minute.
  • Again, there you go being logical. One day you'll learn... :-/
  • GDR2 required, or does it show not available for my device because it is still going live?
  • I think they were having issues and pulled to fix. When I tried earlier it said the app wasn't compatible with my 925 (tmo)
  • Says: This app is not available for your device.... wth Lumia 920
  • Showing in the uk store but can't download i am disappointed
  • Will definitely get the finance and sports app. News and weather I have USA Today and Amazing Weather
  • Must be for only GDR2 updated devices?  Verizon needs to release that stuff now!  I have a 928 and I'm getting the same as above.
  • I have GDR2 and can't download them.
  • AWESOME!!! These are the best apps on Windows 8 and it's great to see Microsoft finally developing some first-class apps for Windows Phone.
  • Can't download them on my 1020 with Amber, either. AT&T
  • I'm on AT&T in USA and can't install them on my Lumia 1020 either. Fail ...
  • The shitstorm is coming! Brace yourself! Hahahahahah! :)
  • Now we need Nokia to push HERE Drive, Maps, Transit, City Lens and its other exclusive apps to Windows 8/RT (via its own tablet if need be)!
  • Omg thank you!
  • My region and everything is set to US, still can't dl this.....why?!
  • The message is is misleading, not available for my device really means not available in your market.
    Not available to Canada.
  • Or it might mean that its not completely live in the store yet.
    Not available for me in the US yet.
  • Cant download yet :'(
  • I'm not sure how much more WP I can take. Poor updates, Microsoft support iOS and Android more than WP and the constant US only apps, promotions and offers
  • Chill out bro.
  • Can't wait to try then out. Praying for no adverts...
  • AWESOMENESS!!! I love the Bing apps on Windows 8 and I've always wondered why didn't they make them for the phone. Great move Microsoft, GREAT MOVE!
  • Do these apps sync to the settings that have been configured in Windows 8? For eg. News sources that i have configured in the desktop app... Will the app sync them automatically?
  • Can't download and install on my Lumia 1020 in the US either and it has the latest software!
  • We need Bing rewards.
  • Getting not available for your device. Lumia 920 in US. My gut is telling me this is going to require GDR2.
  • No. It was just published. Give it some time.
  • Unsupported device? HTC 8X? Hope its just because in in the UK and it will become available.
  • says the app is no longer being published. 
  • Can't you read?
  • yes i can.  "No longer being published" is a bit different than "not available" I was only reporting what was on the website which is different than the phone's store.  So, go bother the 80 or so people who posted the same type of comment.  I see you did post the same comment to someone else. Gees man! We're all here for the same thing.  We're all enthusiasts and evangelists. 
  • HTC 8X on Tmobile without the GDDR2 update. says its not available.
  • This is shit!!! US Verizon 822 user here and none of the apps will download!!! Am told it's either because my phone needs updating, it's not for my carrier, or not for my country!!! What the fuck?!?!?!?
  • Keep Calm and Try Later. As you can see in the rest of the comments, everyone is having trouble.
  • No download available...
  • Can't you read?
  • Yep saying not available for my AT&T 920 as well.
  • Not available on 920 in uk
  • Wow, people need to read the article before commenting.
  • It is pretty amazing how  many people 1) don't fully read the article and then post complaints without 2) even read the other comments. People, these apps just launched. Give it a few hours for them to hit the app store for all markets. My, oh, my.
  • When will real app?
  • Huh?
  • Finally .. Awesome
  • "This app is no longer published", i am in US, this is what i see when i visit the Windows phone store.
    When i tried to install it on my 920 i get an error mesage that this app is not available for my phone.
    I badly need finance app, old app was useless, would never update, i am glad that MS is developing basic apps.
  • It seems u need GDR2 .. :(
  • I have GDR2 and can't download.
  • I'm getting a "This App is no longer published" message... What's up with that?
  • i hope this is a sign of closer unification between W8 and WP8.  I want Bing news over using the CNN app. 
    If the Bing weather app has a nice live tile similar to the weather channel or better i would get it too. 
  • I may tend to agree with you but Amazing weather I think outshines the weather channel app. on the free end. high end I rather like Weather Flow. It would be nice if it came in two flavors one for the live tile and the other for the lock screen using the Bing images....
  • Looking at the app detail also in the Dutch language, I have hope these apps are not US only.
  • Not available for my NL 920.
  • These are core features. Isn't it coming a bit late? Sure I'm happy they're releasing the apps, but c'mon ....
  • Core features?? Well, if you use the search button you will in fact see news when you swipe from left to right. If that ain't a "core feature" then please enlighten us. Otherwise, you're asking for an app... that in all honestly is pretty much covered several times over in the marketplace.
  • This swiping left and right in the search app is US only.
  • Yessss. Didn't think we'd get these till 8.1. Soo happy.
  • I'd love to get these for my  phone every time I try to DL one I get this: " This app is no longer published "
    I'll wait awhile and see what happens later. frustated .
  • Not sure if anybody mentioned this yet, but all apps say they're not available for my device. /s
  • On a Lumia 925 t-mobile and it doesn't work
  • Daniel maybe you should not be so good at your job and informing people asap. They don't understand that these apps were just published and might take a little time before you can download. Geez.. patience ppl
    Update: MJF posed the same question to BenThePCGuy and they are investigating the issue.
  • Wow I've been hoping these would eventually come to WP. Love them on W8.
  • Doesn't work on the 620 :(  Microsoft apps that don't work with 512 of ram? thats awfully awkward ...
  • It says not available for my 920 either, store issue I guess
  • You think? It seems the app is not region locked
  • I love WPCentral, I hope you guys get some kind of financial support from MS because seriously you are one of the main media group that play a very important role in expanding and exploring W8 and WP. Great job a thousand thumbs up.
  • 100% agree.
  • I totally agree 100%!!! Besides, it's a sin having a Windows Phone and not having WPCentral app installed. This is my most used app by a great, great margin. Thank you WPCentral staff and community.
  • +1
  • 620+
  • You guys say '"after the break" like an 11 year old who just learnt the word 'random'.. =P
  • And when reading the articles on the wpcentral app, there is no break.
  • Exactly lol.
  • When will these be available for download. Says my phone (Lumia 928) is not supported yet. Can't wait to have a visually appealing news reader. I hope there is some offline support as well.
  • Im sure they will come to uk and other regions soon. Patience people :)
  • I don't think this app is totally necessary
  • No wide tile or lock screen for the weather app? Boourns! It is a step in the right direction though.
  • People must learn to read:
    Note: these apps are very "fresh" to the Store, so if it says "Not available" for your device, try again in a little while until it hits all servers.
  • I think that "This app is no longer published" is a little different to "Not available for your device" don't you?
  • Yeah,not the same, but I'm reading both sides, and the article is clear with the "not available for your device" issue.
  • About time...
  • They all say they aren't available for download to my device (T-Mo) 8X. Am I missing something??
  • Quite a bit actually.
  • Finally on windowsphone :)
  • almost EVERYONE here whining and crying how its not available on
    <instert your device> in <insert your country> /optional <insert your firmware update>  !!
    for fucks sake....give it time !!! or try again......(it says not available...might need updating in the US too)
    when apps get released its the sole responsibility of users to come to wpcentral and cry !!!
  • I have the apps on my laptop but can't download to my phone, so if they aren't made for lumia 920 which windows phone are they for
  • Not downloadable on Nokia Lumia 920 on EE in UK. Whuut
  • Gorgeous apps. It's a little sad that I might never have a use for any of them, though. Also, then link on my browser said that they were no longer published...
  • Please make the "Reading list" app for WP!
  • This is awesome! i love those apps on my Surface RT, and now on WP8, gotta love microsoft commitment to thier users :D
  • Couldn't wait as well. They make windows 8 great and I had a hard time not having sports on my phone. A happy Lumia 1020 owner here!
  • Reading List please!
  • I've been waiting for this for a long time now. I LOVE Bing news on Win8 and now I can enjoy it on my phone!
  • Not available for my at&t 920?!
  • Just wait, they're still too fresh to be downloaded, just take a moment or two.
  • Let's all post from which country and with which phone it's not available! We really want that info.
  • Wait. Microsoft had also released the Weather app way before this (Bing Weather), will they merge them into one?
  • the old Microsoft Weather app was what I have been using forever. its ok but looking forward to the new one very much.
  • Yeah, I'll stick for Bing Weather, it's way more intuitive than the old one, and hope they will be merged ;)
  • I hope the news and sports apps aren't like the Windows versions which mostly just redirect you to a sometimes poorly formatted web page, complete with ads. Main reason I don't use them very often.
  • I just wish they would have created one BING app instead of 5 different ones. One app to get your weather/sports/news, etc.
  • Please NO! Some of us like the flexibility of separate apps.
  • But then it would only add +1 in the race to a bejillion apps that android and ios users like to so smugly tell us that WP sucks for. This way they stack lol (jk with this comment of course)
  • I actually agree with this. Since news, local deals, movies, etc are part of the Bing search (button) it would be even better if that was customizable, and allowed you to pick what you see. News, Weather, Sports, etc.
  • Here's something interesting. Take a look at the splash screen for Bing News in the screenshots posted on the store. The word Bing isn't in its usual font. Could this be an early sign of the rumored logo change?
  • Tweet from the official Bing account: "Thanks for letting us know. They will be available shortly - they're making their way through the windows phone store system."
  • This is AWESOME! Thanks Microsoft 
    I remember seeing someone tweeting MS asking for these Windows 8 apps to be made available on WP8 too and I tough: "that would be cool!" 
    I'm happy to see that this wish came true for us WP8 users 
  • LOL the whole "WHADAFUQ!?!?!? IT ZAYS NOT EVAILABLE ON MYYY DECIVE" for every major app release on Windows Phone is classic, unique to this community and none other.
  • You'd think that by now, people would have caught on and relized that the download isnt available to hardly anyone yet.
  • In my opinion, these apps should be shipped with all Windows Phones. New users of WP would find it helpful. Personally, I feel it gives a feeling of belonging to a very professional OS.
  • First sensible all these shits...
  • Listen everyone....although these apps are for every market bt right now they are nt available for downloads so plz wait for time...until its available
  • OH! You are absolutely right! Thanks!!!
  • Available in English but not England...a joke!!!
  • Read the last bit of the article before acting like a dumbass.
  • Lol
  • The 8.1 preview is also available in English...but not in England. It's not the first time Microsoft does this. And it's not restricted to England. They also have stuff in "portuguese" but only available in Brazil (they should call it "brazilian" or "brazilian portuguese" actually, since in Brazil they don't really speak Portuguese as it is spoken in the rest of the World from Portugal to Macao). I call this "revenge of the colonies". lol
  • What do you mean? I got England on mine. All news are UK based and you have selection of sources from UK as well.
    Update: If you talking about that it's not available then I'm using them since yesterday.
  • I agree with texatony, but think this is such a duuuuh that they will be already installed on most phones, just like they automatically load to the start screen of a pc.
    btw, here's what I see when I go to download (web site)  "This app is no longer published"
  • Guess I just found a replacement to Weather Flow.
  • Yes absolutely. For me Weather Flow displays 'Haze' most of the time and I have never seen 'Clear' on that tile. Also hate the fact that the lock screen and the tile updates separately at different times.
  • Not available for my Lumia 920!
  • Same reason for my Lumia 820
  • Nobody here reads... lol.
  • hor rites
  • Which makes one wonder what on earth they would do with Bing News? lol
  • Pretty live tiles?
  • This is what the bing blog says "Today we are bringing many of those experiences to Windows Phone users around the world" So I think they will come to all markets, just need to have a bit of patience..
  • NO NO for you.
  • WASTE not a single 1 of them is downloadable "Not available for your phone." LUMIA 820
  • I'd like to see the Health/Fitness app that comes on Win8 (not sure if it's specific for 8.1) - it woudl be quite nice, especially since it syncs with HealthVault and actually lets you log items.
  • Men things like this wants me to destroy my l900.. 7.8 is FORGOTTEN!!!!
  • Not forgotten... abandoned.
    Lead, follow or get out of the way.
  • Says "This app is no longer published" in the Windows Phone 8 app store?? hmmmmm....
  • Shiny!
  • Sweet! Downloading now. 
  • Ehhh, not so fast young padawan.
  • Now, enter AMBER!!!
  • Why can't they be integrated into the Bing search, I don't think we need individual apps for this
  • Live Tiles. Cant have live tiles with the built in search. Not to mention, cramming a sports score app, news/rss app, weather app (with forcasts and maps), and finance app all into the built in search would be a mess. I only use Weather and News on my tablet, why should i be forced to use finance and sports on my phone?
  • Maybe they are and it takes time
  • With a separate app you can get live tile updates, choose which sections of news you want to see and even choose your sources. I doubt all that would be possible in the Bing search page.
  • As separate apps they can be updated more often. Since MS only gets an OS update out once every four years it seems for Windows Phone, the app route is a much better decision. Truth be told, they should split almost everything out into apps like they do on Windows 8/RT.
  • Ok they can make it customizable then, when u click on the search button, u can choose what categories are included
  • Every 4 years? You're way off, first the integrated Bing search has been updated and is current being rolled out, second, WP8 will be updated annually and patched nearly quarterly according to Microsoft.
  • ( ! )This app is not available for your device. Tap here for more info.
  • Wait a hour or so, it has to roll out
  • None of you read the fine print...if I can read it says:
    "Download requires GDR3 and Windows Phone 8.7 and a device baptized in unicorn poop."
  • Unicorn poop!?!? Really????
    What's so special about the unicorn poop? Is it because of the shitstorm?
  • All I saw was Glance & Go
  • says it's not available for my 920.
  • Yes, yes, yes! Now add Bing Food & Drink please.
  • A beautiful thing.
  • Holy crap. 200+ comments about it not being available yet. Maybe you guys should have waited.
  • Nobody reads anymore, cause reading iz fo suckaz yo!
  • Have a 925 and its not compatible, WTH!
  • Looking great, but have they finally made the News app work in Denmark? On Windows 8, it has no content in Denmark. It has in Germany, Norway, Sweden, the UK - but not in Denmark, which makes it rather useless. Otherwise these apps are great - but Microsoft really needs to work on expanding their services! (I'm beginning to feel a bit like a broken record on this topic).
    And I notice they conviently disabled comments on the Bing blog - probably to avoid comments on this issue...
  • Just follow the links in the article and then "Keep Calm and press F5" :P
  • Hey, are any of you guys getting "it's not available on your device" ?  I guess i'm the only one.  Shucks
  • Wait a few hours
  • I'm getting "This app is no longer published", I wonder if they found some showstopping bugs in them and had to pull them from the store as a result.
  • Wait a few hours. It's not on every server yet
  • Hurry up and make it available on tmo 925! I'm impatient.... Lol
  • Fresh meat!
  • OMG, the horror never ends here.
  • Hopefully it will let me pin my favorite teams from the sports app...I love that feature from the Windows 8 version.  Oh and btw...if I hear one more person complain about availability I'm going to turn this car around!!!
  • I would turn this car around now then :P
  • Click the link in the article for the Bing Blo. It has more information and I'm pretty sure it said that you can pin your team.
  • You mean the link for Bing Sports right?  Did that and all it does is show a screenshot of the "my teams" page.  No clue as to if the indiv. teams are pinnable or not.
  • The the 'source' link, the Bing Blog.
  • Oh, ok thanks
  • Haha. And yeah, that would be a great feature!
  • Now the Bing health app
  • Just hope the weather app gets lockscreen??
  • You can still install them manually, download them from web links and install from the SD Card.
  • Not working
  • Not available in the U.K. yet.
  • awneze , YES we do, especially fincnce, i can create my own profile, i am tired of using yahoo finance on IE to look up the market & my stocks.
  • getting app is no longer wonder if not all markets are updated or a bug was found and it was pulled from store?
  • No wide tile for weather? Lame. My setup is ALL wide tiles. It's actually a pretty nice look.
    Been waiting for Bing Weather to come to WP8 for a long time... I wonder how it will perform/function against Amazing Weather or WeatherFlow...
  • Sorry guys.. Lumia newbie here..
    How can I scan a QR code??
  • Hit the search button on the right then hit the "eye" icon on the Bing search page also on the right and point your camera to the QR code. Hit the link hat comes up after scanning.
  • Use Bing Vision. Open Bing on your phone and then hit the eye at the bottom.
  • Use search key on the right to windows key...u vl get bing search and at the bottom of it u will find scan qr code button..very unusual for a newbie to b here on wpcentral and that too with a comment...
  • Use the search button on the lower right then the "eye" and bring the camera phone up to the QR code. Select the link when it is displayed on your screen.
    Happy hunting...
  • Not Canada?
  • Time to get BING NEWS and get rid of all these other news apps I have installed. THANK YOU MS! Freaking excited. I know its not available for the 925 yet as I just checked but man-o-man am I happy to finally see this! Thanks WPC for the tip!
  • Should have said hours, its already been a few.
  • Done
  • So is it just safe to say now that WP7 support is dead. Almost no new app has WP7 support, only WP8. I kind of expect more from first party apps—I know it's an API thing, but still annoying to no end. 
  • As a WP developer here's my take on it
    In the US, WP7 holds only 27% at this point and shrinks every month. Any new development makes the most sense to be done using the async pattern in WP8 SDK. You have to take the long way to get something cross compatible.
    Now, while WP8 has 73% of WP market share we onlky have a small percentage of market share of the big piece of the pie. It just doesn't make sense to write target 7 in most cases unfortunatley.
    That's my two cents.
  • Agreed.  It's unfortunate, but I also think it was a very neccessary changeover for Microsoft.  The new codebase will allow them to move forward, and some users had to (temporarily) be left behind.  Hopefully they will pick up WP8 phones at some point and be able to enjoy new apps again.  The Lumia 520 is pretty damn good for under $100 in the meantime, though I understand not everyone is on AT&T.
    Another unfortunate side effect is that shiwtching to the new platform also cost MS about a year of feature updates... making them look like they have positively stood still for the last year.  All their work went into recoding eveything for the new codebase, rather than implementing the many new features that are needed to make this OS truly competitive.  I really hope that WP8.1 will show that they have not been idle... but I am concerned.
  • No love for my old 920, thanks Microsoft.
  • Let's cross our fingers that what Daniel said at the end.. Is true..
  • Since when is 920 old?
  • Weird. I downloaded the XAP files (yep, you can download them no problem) and put them on my SD card. Go to install them, they are marked as unsupported/unavailble.
  • True
  • More than half the "readers" doesn't read articles huh..
  • True story
  • According to the Windows Phone blog these apps will be available everywhere and there's a technical issue preventing downloads that's being worked on.
  • Thanks for info
  • No Problem, I use these apps on Windows 8 and the 8.1 Preview so I'm really interested in having these on my phone as well. I had a feeling these apps would make it across to Windows Phone eventually and I'm pleased that they have:)
  • Next to get is Xbox video
  • Can't download the app right now, but I am pretty damn happy they finally released this.  A good way to tie all the OSes together even better.  I wonder if the X1 will have a Bing app. 
  • Cool. This shows that Microsoft is starting to pickup steam.
  • I'm hoping that its an error and not that it's unavailable for my Lumia 521
  • why dont download, my phone have GDR2+amber and to download this app need Udapte O_o
  • No go for me. Toronto Canada. Nokia Lumia 920
  • Not available on my AT&T Lumia 1020.
  • Gdr2 or regional dependant?
  • ^^You guys really need to look at the link I posted to the Windows Phone Blog:
    One of the comments states that there is a technical issue that's being worked on, that's why you can't download it!!!
  • True that
  • You can't expect people to rely on half the BS comments that are down here.  If it truely is a bug, it should be updated in the article.  Too many down here spouting off for everyone to read every comment.
    Personally, I would like to see articles come out AFTER things are live and working...
  • I'd prefer to be privy to it the moment the authors are
  • Ditto. I don't recall ever having to wait for iPhone or android apps when I read about them.
  • Does anyone have it on HTC 8X?
  • It's says "This app is no longer published"  
  • Maybe they're republishing it! Let's cross our fingers for that, and that it'll be available soon.
  • Not available for my lumia 920. Maybe it will after i get the GDR2 update.
  • Maybe, if there wasn't a technical issue preventing everyone, GDR2 or not, from downloading it!!!!!
  • For anyone that already has the apps, do they use their native app colors or the accent set for your phone? I'm hoping for the former.
  • Native app colors.
  • From the source article:
    [Editor's note (12:00pm): The new apps will be available for download in the Windows Store soon.  Updates will be posted as they become available.]
  • FINALLY. Weave is the only decent news aggregate app I've seen on WP, and that app is too heavy for my taste. My #1 complaint about Windows Phone 8 has always been no Bing News. I'll have to find something else to dislike about the OS, but it might be hard.
  • I like it a lot on my Surface..... Will probably also like at my Lumia, waiting to be available here.....
  • I really wish MS would synchronize the releases on their Servers. Honestly, us it so hard to load them all up and THEN announce the software's availability. I'm in the US, and since I'm apparently not in the same VIP Express Server as WPCentral writers are ;-) I'm still told I can't have it (stamps feet in childlike frustration)
  • Still can't download, Lumia 920 ATT, oh well I'll try again tomorrow
  • Thats's strange, I can't download the weather app on my Lumia 920, yet. But I can download it on my iPad with dropbox. Now I have bing-weather.xap in my dropbox folder :-) 7,4 MB.
  • lol That's funny.