If you have a Windows 10 device and Android phone, Microsoft’s
Your Phone app can prove to be pretty useful. With Your Phone
app, you can integrate your desktop and your phone to call
people, view photos stored in internal storage, message people,
see notifications, and more.
Your Phone app is constantly updated by Microsoft with new
features and improvements to make it more seamless. Microsoft
is now rolling out yet another update for Your Phone app that
adds support for controlling Android phone’s music playback
right from Windows 10.
With Your Phone app on Windows 10, you can now control music
streaming from your phone. The app currently supports streaming
services like Spotify and YouTube Music, and you can also
control the locally downloaded music when you play the audio in
a supported music app.
As you can see in the above screenshots, basic information
including tracks, titles, and album are also displayed and
they’re synced between your PC and your phone.
You can also pause and resume music, and skip tracks. Microsoft
has also included an option to change the music source right
from the Your Phone app by clicking on the dropdown menu.
Microsoft is rolling out the feature to devices running Windows
10 October 2018 Update or later. You’ll need an Android Phone
running Android 7.0 or later, and an app that supports music
At the moment, YouTube video controls are not supported by
Microsoft’s app, but you can use YouTube Music, Spotify, Apple
Music and other music players to sync the playback with your
It’s also worth noting that you’ll need to enable notifications
support for music player such as YouTube Music since Microsoft
will be using Android notifications to sync and display music
Microsoft’s update for the Your Phone app is currently rolling
out, and it will take a few days to show up on your device.