Microsoft is working on an update to its Phone Link app that will allow your Android phone to stream audio directly to (*11*) 11.
By the way, it also appears that Microsoft has changed the name of the app, from Phone Link to Link to (*11*), as seen on the Google Play Store (opens in a new tab).
According to (*11*) Latest (Opens in a new tab), you can enable these sounds on any (*11*) device you have connected your Android phone to. For example, you'll be able to hear sounds from WhatsApp or your SMS messaging app, useful if you're working on a computer with a headset plugged in and might otherwise miss a notification.
It's a feature users have been asking for, and while it's a welcome enhancement that's sure to help when your Android phone is docked, you may have never used (or even heard of) Talk Phone Link on (*11* ) eleven.
Streaming Spiceworld from Android to PC just got easier
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If you're on a Mac and also have an iPad or iPhone, switching between devices is nothing new to you. For example, if you sent an iMessage on your iPad, you can continue the conversation with a macOS device.
However, it has been difficult to do the same with laptops and PCs with (*11*). Sure, you can manage your content with OneDrive across multiple devices, but checking messages or managing notifications between your Android smartphone and your computer with (*11*) has never been an easy process.
This is where Phone Link (opens in a new tab) has been something of a lifeline for many users, and it does most of what it sets out to do. But for whatever reason, Microsoft has barely announced it since its May 2018 debut.
Being able to stream audio from your Android to your PC will only improve Phone Link's usefulness, but Microsoft could benefit from showing just how good this app is.
It's puzzling that such a useful tool isn't promoted much as part of the (*11*) 11 (and (*11*) 10) software package, especially since millions of users will already have it installed and are completely unaware of its existence. Perhaps a collaborative effort with Samsung or Google is necessary? I am available for consulting work, Microsoft…