You might have installed Windows Phone or any other mobile device’s apps from your web browser but, now you can install your Windows Phone apps directly from your Windows 8/RT device. You can also search the entire Windows Phone app store right from your Windows 8 PC and the option to install is also there.
Now, there is an app for Windows 8/RT which lets you search the Windows Phone apps and then, you can give the command of installation right from the app without even using your Windows Phone. This awesome app for Windows 8/RT is one of the must have apps and it could be very useful for people who own both Windows Phone and Windows 8/RT devices(s).
Just follow the instructions below to install your Windows Phone apps from your Windows 8/RT PC.
Before proceeding to the instructions, you will need to fulfill the following requirements:
- Download the Windows Phone Store app for Windows 8 from this link for free.
You must be using the same Microsoft account on your Windows 8 and Windows Phone, in-order to install the Windows Phone app from your Windows 8 PC.
Now, when you have fulfilled the above requirements, let’s proceed to install the Windows Phone apps from your Windows 8 PC.
First of all, open up the Windows Phone Store app which we downloaded earlier.
Once the app has been opened, you would start seeing all the Windows Phone apps which are available in original app store. Search for your desired app which you want to install.
Tip: You can search in different categories and apply filters as well.
Once, you have chosen the app and want to install on your Windows Phone. Go to its details by pressing it’s tile.
You would see its details where the option to install, try or buy would be given on the rleft side below its image.
Press ‘Install’, ‘Try’ or ‘Buy’ get the app on your Windows Phone. Once you have pressed the install, try or buy button then, a pop-up window will open requiring you to sign-in to your Microsoft account.
Note: Enter the sign-in details of your Microsoft account which is being used on your Windows Phone.
Once signed-in, you would be asked to select the Windows Phone and then you might have to press the ‘Get app’ button. Your purchase would be completed.
Note: If you are getting a paid app for your Windows Phone then, you might have to provide your credit card details.
Once, the purchase has been completed, your app will start downloading on your Windows Phone.
That’s all! Your Windows Phone app is now downloading on your Windows Phone without even touching it.
You may visit our Tips & Tweaks section for more tips, tricks and tweaks about Windows 8.