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Microsoft releases a new app, News Bar for Windows

Microsoft was internally working on a new project, News Bar, which is an app that translate a news stream from the Internet. The app has reached the Beta stage, and is now available on the Microsoft Store.

The News Bar displays a sidebar that fetches news from more that 4500 sources, including Microsoft News partner feeds that supercharge MSN and Bing.Windows News Bar3Windows News Bar2Windows News Bar1

 

The user can change the sidebar position and monitor to appear on, customize new categories, track stock rates. It can be configured to hide itself automatically. Clicking on a news item opens the default browser.

Microsoft is gradually makes the app available to everyone.

You can download the app here:

News Bar (Beta)

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

9 thoughts on “Microsoft releases a new app, News Bar for Windows”

  1. Well, that’s great. I always wanted the newest “Trump is a KGB agent” conspiracy theories on my desktop.

    But I agree that the W7 gadgets were good.

  2. I am guessing I cannot get it from your provided link because I have no code because I am not signed in with a Microsoft account.

  3. Your headline is inaccurate. The app has not been “released”. It is in Beta and you need a code to download it.

  4. There is no code!
    It’s a ‘Controlled Rollout’ thing, and you may even have to be on an Insider Build, but I’m not sure!
    If you search it in the Store and get a result, you’re eligible, if not, you’re not.
    If all else fails, you have to download the .appx bundle and sideload it.

  5. @Kay

    Yesterday, when everyone was posting, if you followed the link above and clicked “Get”, a popup opened asking for a code.

    Today, it no longer asks for a code and I was able to “Get” it, doesn’t work for me though.

    It just crashes on opening and brings my internet (200Mbps) to a crawl. I have to reboot my PC to get the proccess to fully close and restore my internet speed.

    Faulting application name: msnews-newsbar.exe, version: 0.0.324.0, time stamp: 0x5e597f86
    Faulting module name: d3d9.dll, version: 10.0.18362.387, time stamp: 0xc808fce5
    Exception code: 0xc000001d
    Fault offset: 0x00000000000acd21
    Faulting process id: 0xb60
    Faulting application start time: 0x01d606fe0e2de299
    Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.ProjectNewsbar_0.0.324.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\msnews-newsbar\msnews-newsbar.exe
    Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\d3d9.dll
    Report Id: 02b33edb-9fc9-47c3-ae3c-6832b77beb56
    Faulting package full name: Microsoft.ProjectNewsbar_0.0.324.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Faulting package-relative application ID: App

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