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Microsoft Corporation

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    • Offers In-App Purchases



The Microsoft Start app is your one-stop app to stay informed, productive, entertained, and inspired. Stay up to date with stories tailored to your interests and stay in the loop with important updates and timely notifications. Search the web, check the weather, shop for necessities— even groceries— all without leaving the app. With Microsoft Start you can explore the world around you. Find restaurants, discover places nearby, and learn more about what your community has to offer. Have fun with hundreds of free Microsoft classic games, plus read the latest sports news and follow trending streamers. Sign in with your Microsoft account and sync your content and preferences across devices, wherever you go. Start now!

What’s New

Version 28.3.420507003

Stay up to date with breaking news and stories tailored to your interests from thousands of premium sources. Plus, get quick access to daily tasks, such as searching the web, checking the weather, shopping for necessities, and more.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
91.9K Ratings

91.9K Ratings

Doc in Ohio ,

Outstanding Experience with Microsoft Start!

I recently downloaded Microsoft Start and I’m thoroughly impressed! This app has significantly enhanced my daily digital experience. Its intuitive design and user-friendly interface make navigation a breeze, allowing me to access news, weather, and more with ease.

What sets Microsoft Start apart is its personalized news feed. The AI-driven content curation is spot-on, keeping me updated with news that aligns perfectly with my interests and preferences. Whether it’s technology, sports, or entertainment, I’m always in the loop with relevant and engaging stories.

The integration with Microsoft services is another huge plus. It seamlessly connects with my Office 365 and Outlook accounts, making it a central hub for my day-to-day activities. This feature alone has boosted my productivity.

The weather updates are accurate and detailed, providing all the information I need to plan my day. The search functionality is also exceptional, delivering fast and relevant results every time.

I appreciate the app’s commitment to privacy and data security. It’s reassuring to know that my information is in safe hands.

Microsoft Start has exceeded my expectations in every way. It’s a must-have app for anyone looking to streamline their digital life. Highly recommended!

Bobcat's ,

First review

I have been using the Microsoft Start app since it came public. I found it’s one of the only apps that I’ve been able use to get my Bing points. Using a Start app to get Bing points is a little complex and buggy at times. While I like the all in one app for news, shopping and receipt scanning here are a few drawbacks… I getting points takes much more time now. Sometimes you get points on clicks and sometimes nothing. Sometimes you can click through the trending news and click click click and get points, sometimes nothing at all and you have to come back later in the day to finish. In the last few days, I had the app freeze up on both iPad and iPhone. While I could clear history for the day and week without a problem the app crashed when trying to clear the longer dated history, i.e. 4 week history and all history. This was replicated on my iPhone and iPad both and this maybe due to limitations of the RAM or sandbox memory but hopefully this information will help to may the app better in future updates. Thank you Microsoft support teams for all you are doing.

Discord gamer ,


Over a year ago, my biggest complaint was the repetitive Twitter, and Facebook inclusions that were already in the article.

Now we get the same strange repetitions within the article, plus we get more links to things that appear to be an article, but it’s just a click bait ad, I can no longer highlight a word and search the definition, and I can no longer select a picture in an article and zoom in. The video articles I am most interested in, get stuck in a constant buffer but not the one I really don’t care about…those ones load just fine. I no longer get local news for my area, so I have to go back to doing a web search for local news, because the app only picks up neighboring city news. The closest city that I can get news for is 20 miles to the city limit but really the city is more like 40 miles away. I have setup the local news and areas of interest, but it just says “Sorry! No news for this area”
Back to using google news now, which is only slightly better. Go back a few updates and you will win me back Microsoft.

App Privacy

The developer, Microsoft Corporation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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