NOW That's What I Call Music launches on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

NOW That's What I Call Music ( is the UK's longest running compilation brand, responsible for bringing together some of the best tracks and offering a complete package to consumers to purchase as digital download or disk pack. Music fans have been enjoying Sony's NTWICM albums for years.

If you enjoy staying up-to-date with the latest pop and chart music, you'll want to check out the two official apps that have just launched on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Pass the break for all the details.

With these new apps, powered by Windows Azure, you'll be able to check out the full track list for each and every NOW album released since 1983. It's also possible to preview, share and purchase any track in the archive through Xbox Music. The NOW Top 20 - essentially the hottest tracks around today - are available in a convenient list for your enjoyment. 

If all that wasn't enough already, NOW Music TV is included in the experience. You can achieve all functionality over 3G connectivity, but it's strongly advised you make full use of features present in the NOW app over Wi-Fi. The app is a must-download for all music fans, especially those who rely on NOW to help them discover new music, artists and hidden gems in the overcrowded industry.

Not only are chart toppers covered by NOW compilations, are you into dance from the 90s? You'll be able to check out mixes just for you from a decade ago with numerous genres and occasions covered. Then you have future news covered within the app, alerting you as to when new compilations are available and more.

You can download NOW That's What I Call Music from the Windows and Windows Phone Stores (Windows Phone 8 - QR code below) for free.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.