Windows Store update rolling out with thinner progress bar, option to remotely install Xbox One apps

Arif Bacchus

A few weeks ago, Microsoft tested a version of the Windows Store with Windows Insiders which allowed users to install Windows 10 UWP apps to Xbox One using their PC. The company also later followed up to add a new progress bar and other UI improvements to the Windows Store in both Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. Today both of these changes are rolling out to general non-insider PC and mobile users by way of a new update.

There is still no official changelog from Microsoft, but both the new download progress bar and the option to remotely install Xbox One apps from PC are delivered in a version 11703.1001.45.0 update to the Windows Store.

The Install on Xbox One button

As seen above, the option to install an app on Xbox One from the PC appears between the Install and Share buttons on an app page in the Windows Store. Only certain UWP apps that are available and searchable on both PC and Xbox One will have the button, and when pressed, a message will alert users that the app is trying to be installed on Xbox One.

Windows Store new download
The download indicator is much slimmer

Also seen above, the download bar is much slimmer, and now shows the total size of the app, and the current download speed. Also new is the location of the share button, which now sits alongside install “install” and “launch” in the store.

The update is slowly rolling out to all users, so if you don’t see it just yet, it’s best to be patient and wait things out. But as always, once you have updated, let us know your thoughts by dropping us a comment in the section below.