Expedia, USPS, and The Weather Channel Come to Windows 10

Posted on June 16, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10, Windows Weekly with 0

Expedia, USPS, and The Weather Channel Come to Windows 10

This week, Microsoft announced three excellent additions to the Windows Store for Windows 10: New Expedia, USPS, and The Weather Channel apps are all now available on Windows 10. Additionally, Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition has been updated with Realms support.

This week’s releases follow new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps from Bank of America, Facebook and Instagram. and blockbuster UWP games such asRise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, and Quantum Break. It’s been a great spring for Windows 10 fans and users.

Now, the following new and improved UWP apps and games are available for Windows 10 (PC and Mobile) too.


Expedia. Providing Cortana voice control support, the Expedia app can be used to book flights, hotels, car rentals, and more. It also provides travel alert and itinerary change notifications, and offers performance improvements over previous, non-UWP versions of the app. You can find out more from the Expedia blog.


My USPS. Also offering Cortana voice control support, this official United States Postal Service app lets you USPS packaging scanning, package tracking with notifications, and more.


The Weather Channel. This app includes newly improved radar animations that will adapt to your screen size, whether you’re on a Windows phone, tablet, or PC, Microsoft says. It offers forecasts, current conditions, severe weather, rain, pollen, and breaking news notifications, weather news and videos, live tile support, and more. You can also ask weather questions using Cortana.


Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta. Microsoft’s blockbuster mobile game has been updated with support for Realms, which lets you and up to 11 of your friends play in the same world over the Xbox Live, even if they’re using Minecraft on Android, iOS, Kindle Fire, or Gear VR. Realms is apparently an in-app purchase, but the first 30 days are free.

In addition to these apps and games, Microsoft is also highlighting new movie and music sales in Windows Store.

Via its Blockbuster Movie Sale, you will find savings of up to 40 percent on select movie purchases and rentals. And Microsoft apparently offers weekly music deals—who knew?—which you can find right in the Windows Store app. This week’s deals include savings on Nick Jonas’ Last Year Was Complicated, Little Big Town’s Wanderlust and the new self-titled album by Fitz and The Tantrums.