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With the release of Windows 10 build 19616, Microsoft adds the ability to access the media playing on your mobile device. You can now access it though the Your Phone Companion app, directly from your Windows 10 PC. The build also adds easy access to COVID-19 info in your search box.


To know more about the latest Windows 10 insiders preview build 19619, and how to access audio playing on your mobile, continue reading further.




  • Microsoft released Windows 10 build 19619 to the insiders in the Fast ring.
  • This build adds ability to access and control the media playing on your mobile device.
  • This build also adds easy access to COVID-19 info in your search box.


Control your music and audio from within the Your Phone app

The latest Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 19619 adds another exciting feature to the Your Phone Companion app. It will now allow you to control your music and audio apps playing on your smartphone, without needing to split your attention between devices or breaking your workflow.


Your audio tracks will remain in sync between your phone and PC, and you can switch between multiple sources using the dropdown in the player. Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, Google Play Music, YouTube Music, Xiami Music, and Google Podcast are examples of some supported media apps.


To use this feature, Microsoft recommends a PC having at least the Windows 10 October 2018 Update or later, an Android mobile running 7.0+, and apps that support media controls in their Android notifications.


Easy access to COVID-19 info in your search box

You can now quickly access real-time and trusted data about the coronavirus pandemic using the search bar in Windows 10. Starting this week, when you open the Search home, you will now see a coronavirus info banner. Select the View interactive map for fast access to the Bing COVID-19 Tracker, updated daily with the latest information both locally and around the globe.


As you explore the tracker, you’ll also see stories from each region, as well as contact info for local and national health resources. It’s a comprehensive way to monitor the situation close at home and abroad.



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