Microsoft Start: News & more

230K reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

Stay organized and productive with all your daily activities such as News, Rewards and more. Personalize your news feed and stay connected with the latest entertainment, sports, tech and science, lifestyles—even health and fitness trends.
Play games, browse wallpapers, find shopping deals, and earn Microsoft Rewards. Want to discover more with Microsoft Start? Install it now!
*Functions mentioned above not available in all markets, actual features and display contents may vary.

Key features
📰Connect with breaking world, national, and local news
Get custom daily updates on topics you follow.
Discover popular stories from hundreds of trusted sources.
Get easy access to more than 1,000 premium publishers.

😊Stay up-to-date with fashion, fitness, and lifestyle trends.
Play thousands of mini-games with only one tap.
Find great deals, compare prices and get shopping deals.
Earning rewards by just searching, shopping, or playing with Microsoft Start.
Redeem your points for gift cards and more.
Updated on
Nov 16, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, Photos and videos and 4 others
This app may collect these data types
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

217K reviews
November 22, 2023
This app is one of the worst I have used in a while. Multiple bug reports and emails to developers, but no response. Typical. It is completely unusable on several phones from my experience. Cheaper and high end. S7 Especially. It is slow to load everything, and my Internet is Gigabit and 5G. The customization for news is not good, and doesn't show my local news ever. But it's whatever, I have much more to say, but I am nearing the 500 character limit. Long story short, don't get this app.
67 people found this review helpful
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Agent Tomcat
October 26, 2023
Absolute rubbish. It's slow, glitchy, and unreliable. Shortly after I started using this app, my Rewards account was permanently suspended because Microsoft registered the activity from this app as being a search automator. The Deals receipt scanner barely works properly most of the time, but I'm constantly having to restart the app to get it to function. The news presented is biased beyond belief, and I can't get rid of the junk. Don't bother with this unless you only plan to use Deals.
403 people found this review helpful
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Andrew Barton
June 11, 2023
Oh where to start. Some articles have one paragraph and when you scroll down there is just a blank screen. News stories constantly "refresh" and disappear after you tap them so you can't read. Swiping up too far toward the end of an article causes you to move to the next article with no way to go back and finish the article. After opening the app, news articles refresh three times before you can actually tap one, so don't get interested in a story before it has had to refresh itself a few times.
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What's new

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.