When Windows Phone 8 was fully revealed at last week’s event, we finally got answers about the syncing situation with Zune, Windows 7 and Windows 8. In fact, there’s a whole explanation on Windows Phone’s support page explaining what app to use on what platform in order to sync content to your device.
For those who may not be so inclined to use the Metro-style app to sync their content in Windows 8, you now have the option to download a beta version of the new Windows Phone app for desktop. Here’s a list of the features:
The Windows Phone app for Windows desktop makes it easy to:
- Sync music, photos, movies, TV shows, and podcasts from your existing Apple iTunes library or your Windows Libraries to your Windows Phone 8.*
- Automatically import pictures and videos you’ve taken with your phone to your PC.
- See at a glance how much space you’re using for each type of content, so it’s easy to make sure you never run out of room on your phone.
- Find songs that will work as ringtones and add them to your phone.
* Some protected (DRM) media files can’t be copied between your PC and your Windows Phone.
We have to be very clear about something though: this app will not work on Windows RT. (You can use the Windows Phone app from the Windows Store for that.) Also, this is only for Windows Phone 8 meaning you cannot manage your Windows Phone 7 device using the same software.
Check out the source link below to download the app now. If you’re an Apple user you can update to the new Windows Phone app for OS X here.