What you need to know
- You can now control your smartphone's music and audio using the Your Phone app on Windows 10.
- The feature works with devices running Android 7.0 and later and the Windows 10 October 2018 Update or later.
- The feature works with most apps that supports media controls on Android.
Microsoft just announced that the Your Phone app on Windows 10 can control music and audio on Android devices. The feature is available now, though the rollout could take a few days to show up within the Your Phone app. Microsoft announced the new feature alongside its announcement of the latest Fast ring Insider build of Windows 10.
The feature allows you to control most audio or music app that supports media controls in Android notifications. You can switch between multiple sources using a dropdown menu. Audio track details are displayed directly within the Your Phone app, and sync with whatever content is playing on your phone. You can play or pause your music and jump between tracks through the Your Phone app.
The feature is available on Windows 10 devices running the Windows 10 October 2018 or later, though Microsoft recommends updating to the latest version of Windows 10.
You need an Android phone running Android 7.0 or later to use the feature (it is not limited to Samsung phones).
You can read more about the new feature in Microsoft's latest blog post.
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