Windows 10 Redstone to bring "add-ons" for apps

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Windows 10 Redstone is expected to bring improvements to Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Continuum, and the Action Center. Alongside these improvements, Microsoft will also add “add-ons” and downloadable content for apps in Windows 10. In one of the recent internal builds of Windows 10 Mobile Redstone, the company has added a new Advanced Options page for add-ons and downloadable content for apps. Additionally, Microsoft has actually documented this feature for developers at MSDN, which states:

Enable your Windows Store app to host content provided by other Windows Store apps. Discover, enumerate, and access read-only content from those apps.

While we are not entirely sure what these add-ons will exactly do, but we suspect this will allow developers to provide extra features for their apps (which could be premium) via the Store. However, the downloadable content could come in quite handy, especially for game developers.

It is worth noting that Microsoft added a new “DLC” (Downloadable Content) tag for apps in the Windows Store internally, which also suggests that users will soon be able to manage the downloadable content for apps and games very easily in Windows 10.


It is also worth noting that this feature may come to the desktop, so it will be quite interesting to see what these add-ons and downloadable content can actually do. As per usual, we will let you know when we have more info on this feature. For now, tell us what you think of app add-ons in the comment section below.

More about the topics: Add-ons, apps, downloadable content, microsoft, windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile