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MSN Weather coming to Xbox One, teases on latest preview build

As we get ready for Universal Apps to start hitting the Xbox One, we're already getting a look at one from Microsoft that's set to make the leap. As of the latest Preview Program build, MSN Weather has appeared as an app in the "Ready to Install" list on the console.

But while it's there and we've been able to install it, it's definitely not ready to go just yet.

The app was first reported on r/xboxone and we've verified it is indeed correct. While the Reddit post said you couldn't install MSN Weather, we've been able to download and install it but it errors out when you try to launch.

The Store listing is there to see and Xbox One has been added to the list of supported devices for the app, alongside phone, PC and HoloLens. There are no screenshots of what the Xbox One version looks like, but a rough guess would leave us expecting it to look a lot like the PC version.

As we get closer to the launch of the Anniversary Update across all Windows 10 products, it's likely we'll start to hear much more about console apps coming soon. Exciting times for sure.

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

  • Richard, you need Jesus. ¬_¬
  • Let me guess, Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode ?
  • Nope. Have a watch. It explains.
  • Meh, i'm not Christian anyway.
  • There are emulators in the Windows Store. Just imagine a SNES emulator on the XboxOne..
  • Not to speak of Remotr which allows game streaming from windows PCs :D
  • Looking at that screen, maybe we'll get an Amazon Video app after all...
  • amazon app isnt even on mobile and pc windows store yet
  • Cool, now you won't even need to go to the window to check out the wather
  • But you will still be using Windows to check the weather...
  • Won't work... It's not open source
  • Still not meters per second when it comes to wind. Been asking for that for years!
  • Hope this app either updates info properly or goes away, to be honest. I switched to it a while back, and it was fine. Now, I hate how its daily stuff never matches the hourly info or the other sites and apps. That you can't uninstall it either makes it almost insulting. It looks great, but needs a lot of backend help.
  • Although the app was erroring out this morning, the app now launches almost every time now.
  • I just installed it on Xbox One and it works fine.