More Windows 10 apps designed for Samsung customers are hitting the Microsoft Store as the two tech giants continue strengthening their partnership. The latest Windows 10 app to come out of Samsung's development labs is called Galaxy Buds, and it's now available for download from the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 PCs, the HoloLens, and the Surface Hub.
Some of you might recall an older app for Windows and Mac OS called Galaxy Buds Manager. It was released a couple of years ago via Samsung's download center and it offered ways to manage and update the Galaxy Buds over a PC. It wasn't an official Microsoft Store app, and it has since been dropped, though some third-party developers continue supporting it, or at least they've done so up until a year ago.
In contrast, Samsung's new Galaxy Buds app was created for Windows 10 and it can now be downloaded from the Microsoft Store, either by accessing the link or by searching for the app inside the Microsoft Store on your Windows 10 machine.
Galaxy Buds Windows 10 app quick overview
The Galaxy Buds app for Windows 10 weighs a little over 18MB and, as of this writing, it's compatible only with the Galaxy Buds Pro. However, one of the app's early setup screens confirms that support for the Galaxy Buds+ and the Galaxy Buds Live should be coming soon. There's no mention of the original Galaxy Buds.
As for the app's capabilities, it shows the battery level of each connected earbud and it lets users check for and download new firmware updates. It also includes an equalizer and options to enable or disable touch commands and voice detection. Last but not least, the app allows users to pick a level for active noise cancelling between High and Low.
Last week, Samsung also released a new SmartThings Windows 10 app to give customers better control over their IoT devices.