Microsoft Start 17+

Top stories, news & more

Microsoft Corporation

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The Microsoft Start app is your one-stop shop to stay informed, productive, entertained, and inspired. Stay up to date with stories tailored to your interests and keep 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 Esports 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 7.1.10

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
51.8K Ratings

51.8K Ratings

tthrash47 ,

Great App

I love this app. Well designed with reactions and comments. I think they could take this even farther with tags that are like reactions, but more informative. They could use tags to select content better.

The articles are good and a mix, seems to have much less bias than other news apps. Also, the app has good performance. I'm curious what they do with this next. I feel that there's somethings missing still with the design to make it optimal. But it's the best news app that I've used so far and I experiment with a lot of news apps.

Claydood ,

Mobile site purposely broke to force people to get this app

I often use the Microsoft Start web page on Edge, but for the past month I have not be able to sign in at all on any mobile device. It asks for my email, but never asks for password. Instead it just resets the login process after entering my Email. I’ve reported this issue every 3 days for 4 weeks, and it’s still not fixed. Seems like it will never be fixed. Starting to see an increase of a message saying “Download the Microsoft Start app to read entire article”

I dot want to instead yet another app on my phone but I finally caved and installed it to read an article. I was never redirected to the full article on the app. I finally located it after doing several manual searches. If you do a manual search you’re not allowed to view or post comments posted on the article.

The app is literally another web browser. I was already reading and commenting on articles on Edge, a Microsoft web browser. The Start page on Edge used to work perfectly fine but it feels like they purposely broke it to force downloads of this app. Why do I have to install another one to do the same exact thing?

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.

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