Windows Terminal Shows up on the Microsoft Store

Posted on June 21, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Dev, Windows, Windows 10 with 16 Comments

At Build 2019, Microsoft showed off a brand new terminal experience for Windows 10. The new Windows Terminal experience introduces a tabbed console experience that brings together the Command Prompt, PowerShell, and Windows Subsystem for Linux.

The preview of Windows Terminal has been available through GitHub for a while, where interested users can build the terminal for their own use from the source code. And yes, the new Windows Terminal is fully open-sourced.

And now, it seems like Microsoft is preparing for a preview release more suitable for Windows Insiders and the general public. An official listing for Windows Terminal’s preview has just shown up on the Microsoft Store, and you can even install it. The listing states that the release is an early preview build and includes usability issues. The listing was first spotted by Twitter user Stanzilla.

Here is the thing, though: the release doesn’t work just yet. The app will download and install just fine, but when you actually open it, you won’t actually get the terminal. That will probably be not the case once Microsoft officially launches the preview of the new Windows Terminal. And we will let you know when that happens.

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Comments (16)

16 responses to “Windows Terminal Shows up on the Microsoft Store”

  1. mcduo

    I get a Dice Package management platform. Nothing else.

  2. shmuelie

    It lists working on mobile!

    • IanYates82

      In reply to Shmuelie:

      Yeah I saw that I never had a Win 10 phone but I'm sure someone on this site does. Would be interesting to see if it was able to run on there, and if so, what you're able to see & do.

  3. cr08

    Is it wrong that I really dig the glass look they rendered for that video? Love it or hate it, I do kinda miss Aero Glass and would love to see it brought back to Windows 10 and updated appropriately.

    • hrlngrv

      In reply to cr08:

      I can understand others liking Aero Glass, but I hated it. I figure I'm not alone since Aero Glass was a resource hog which provided no functionality beyond visual aesthetics. As long as it's only an option and there are other bundled themes with NO color gradients and NO transparency effects, fine.

    • mefree

      In reply to cr08: You are not alone, I'm right there with you.


  4. nbplopes

    Wow. After 30 years, you gotta have a fake video to show of the new look.

  5. cmdrkeene

    Looks like they've changed the store listing so it can't be installed now. Instead of "install" it has "redeem a code", apparently so those with the secret code can get it.


  6. noflames

    I built Windows Terminal from github, and it's something I am looking forward to. In the meantime I use conemu as my windows manager for bash, cmd, PowerShell, putty.

  7. skane2600

    Releasing apps that don't actually run probably saves a lot of work.

  8. dontbe evil

    but but the store is dead

    • Tony Barrett

      In reply to dontbe_evil:

      Bored with your comments now. Add something constructive or don't comment at all.


      Because UWP is now in steep decline, the MS store has little future, but right now, for UWP apps, it's the only place MS can publish these things. Nobody else is really publishing to the MS store, as devs have little incentive or interest.

  9. Bill Strong

    So, maybe you got it early? I is working form me. Win 10 1903. I used it to ssh into a cloud server under powershell. I haven't tested it beyond adding a cmd tab and admiring the transparency other platforms had a decade ago.

  10. wright_is

    Settings doesn't work, it tries to open a JSON file, but can't find an application that can open it.

  11. saint4eva

    UWP and Microsoft Store - incredible.