Microsoft Store for Windows 10 testing wish list, remote installs, and more

Microsoft appears to be testing another batch of changes to the Store app on Windows 10, all of which bring some familiar elements from other online stores to the fore. Initially spotted by Twitter user Ajith (via Windows Latest), the new features include a wish list, remote app installs, and more.

The biggest addition here is a new "Wish list" section, which operates just as you'd imagine if you're familiar with the section at other retailers. While browsing the store, you can mark apps, games, and other offerings to be added to your wish list. From there, you can view your wish list at any time from the ellipses menu next to your profile icon. As Windows Latest notes, there doesn't yet appear to be a way to share the list with others.

Microsoft Store for Windows 10 testing wish list, remote installs, and more

Another major change is the addition of the ability to manage remote installs. An "Install on my devices" option will let you queue up app and game installs for your other Windows 10 devices from the device you're currently using. If you're using an Android phone, Google Play already has a version of this available, and it should operate in a similar manner on the Microsoft Store. If you have multiple PCs in your household, this can come in handy for distributing a particular app or game without having to manually move from PC to PC.

Lastly, there's a new "Cart" section available from the top of the Store, where you can queue up items you want to purchase.

These changes come following a similar rollout of a new "Departments" section on the Microsoft Store, which makes it easier to hone in on what you're looking for.

Like departments, remote installs and the wish list appear to be a part of an A/B test right now, so not everyone will see the options as available right away. However, if testing goes well, the new features should arrive for everyone in due time.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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