Weather apps are the classic thing which hardly anyone is using and yet everyone has installed one or two because they are simply beautiful to look at. No matter if it’s a weather widget on Android or a weather Live Tile on Windows 10 Mobile. Live Tiles are an essential thing of Windows Mobile and since you can set background images, transparent live tiles are seen even more likely than normal ones.
Dozens of developers have implemented transparent live tiles in their apps for this reason, however, Microsoft was not that fast. Until today the MSN Weather app did not feature a transparent live tile which made it hardly usable, at least for me which let me switch to other weather apps. Unfortunately MSN Weather was a pre-installed app and it wasn’t even possible to uninstall it if you didn’t want to use it.
Now guess what, with the update Microsoft has rolled out today for the app, it finally has a transparent Live Tile. But you can’t simply pin the app to your startscreen, you have to open the app and click on pin to start in the menu bar at the bottom.
Hey, but don’t get too excited. Currently the transparent live tile is only available to Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring with the latest build of Windows 10 Mobile installed. I am not sure why exactly Microsoft needs to test a live tile with Windows Insiders first before they can roll our the update to everyone but if everything goes right the update might be rolled out to normal users in the next few weeks.
If you got interested in the MSN Weather app and for whatever reason the app is not yet installed on your Windows 10 Mobile device, you can download the app from the link below. Feel free to drop us a comment below with your thoughts on this story and stay tuned for more Microsoft related news in the future.
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