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Bing updates Finance, Sports, and News apps for Windows Phone 8 users

Bing apps Windows Phone 8

It was in early August that Microsoft finally launched a suite of Bing apps for Windows Phone 8. Apps like Finance, News, Sports, and Weather had been on Windows 8 for months, but not on Windows Phone. The apps were very welcomed by the community. Now we’ve got some updates for a few of those apps. Details below.

This looks like it might be the first round of updates for these apps on Windows Phone. We’ve heard that they’ll be receiving fairly large updates for Windows 8.1 in a few weeks. But today we’re looking at Windows Phone.

Bing News, Finance, and Sports all received updates today. We’re not seeing any for the Bing Weather app. No changelog came with the updates and after comparing them side by side it looks like it’s just bug fixes and performance improvements. If you’ve had any issues with the above listed apps, see if this update fixes it for you and sound off below.

Interested in grabbing them? They’re available for Windows Phone 8 users and are free of charge. Download links below followed by QR codes. You know the drill.

QR: Bing Finance

Bing Finance in Windows Phone Store

QR: Bing Sports

Bing Sports in Windows Phone Store

QR: Bing News

Bing News in Windows Phone Store

Thanks for the tip Whitey F!

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visnit14 says:

I hate the words' performance improvements' and' bug fixes .

Haven't gotten these updates for my S4 yet

neo158 says:

That's odd, I have them for my S3... sorry ATIV S!!!

I hate the line "Not Available For WP7 Users"

rubenbest says:

I hate the comment "i hate the line not available for wp7 users"

ejlee072006 says:

Dude same here, but for this kind of stuff I use my iPad min oops..
My phone is basically my text and call machine.
If I don't see notification center on wp8 etc... I ain't upgrading to wp8 yet.
Hopefully the bandit has it..

RyanAMG says:

Downloading now. Hope they added sync between W8 & WP8 for stocks and settings.

Sell your stocks. Obama is about to default

RyanAMG says:

LOL I don't hold stocks for long anyways that's why syncing would be nice so I don't have to update my surface and phone. Then I have to update Metastock. Ideally have a sync between Bing and Metastock

ralexand56 says:

Its bizarro world for you silly rightwingers where up is down and right is left.

abond32 says:

No the Republicans are about to default!

bguy_1986 says:

no, Liberals wants us to go more in debt, because they don't care.  They want to ruin this country.  One way to do that is to put us so far in debt that we'll never get out of it.  I could go on and on about their hypocracys but this is the place for it.
Harry Reid wants kids to die of Cancer and Obama says if you don't pay your mortgage you're a deadbeat.  A lot of deadbeats voted for him to get us in this mess!!!

trickym81 says:

I really hope this isn't a serious comment. Whether you're liberal or conservative, it's ridiculous to assume that either group "wants to ruin this country."

abond32 says:

Very serious and I didn't say either party wanted to ruin anything

npoe says:

At this point I think that USA should accept that a lower standard of spending across the country (gov & priv) is necessary and stop injecting money that comes from debt to the economy; if after all this time that didn't fix the issue throwing more money won't fix it in the future. It will only make the economy more lazy and the debt bigger... eventually that bubble will explode and if it does happent around the same time as it will in China... then, only then... :( 

WTF does this have to do with Windows Phone, troll???

abond32 says:

Shut your dumb ass up. What's does your comment have to do with windows phone?????¿ and I'm only a troll because your mothers hole is were stay. Son have some respect.

Sell your stocks...the Republicans are about to force a default because they are acting like a 2 year old and going to burn the country down because no one votes for them anymore.

bguy_1986 says:

we are a republic, not a mob rule democracy.  45% of people don't like Obamacare. (probably more now since it's been a disaster since it's been out, and btw they had pretty much unlimited resources and still can't get it right).  If that many people don't like Obamacare, then it should have never been passed.  The fact that people would vote for somebody that says "we have to pass the bill so you can see what's in it is sooooo amazling stupid it blows my mind.  The fact that Obama calls a majority of his voters deadbeats because a lot of them don't pay their morgages or their debt is hilarious and sad at the same time.  The biggest hypocracy is all this hope and change, I won't work with lobbiest crap that he spewed and people ate up - look what happened with Obamacare.  Lobbiests from big business comes into the whitehouse and all of a sudden they get a waiver for Obamacare.  You don't see MSNBC or CNN asking him this tough question as to way big business gets a waiver while family's don't.  Or why they all get the cadillac plan we have to pay for and the plans we would all have to use isn't good enough for them.
 
But don't push for anybody asking those question... keep eating up his crap and not asking question and see where that takes us all..

abond32 says:

Right which is less then 55% and if we hadn't funded a fake war we wouldn't be in this situation. If the previous presidents would have forced or at least addressed the issue of rising healthcare years ago this wouldn't be an issue now. The problem is the people who work that have insurance can't hardly afford it. HSA bull crap but those who never worked or didnt have insurance walks right in gets treatment and no financial responsibility and they wait for their monthly checks. So years of that has lead to PRESIDENT Obama to take action. Yes the rich got richer and the middle class workers pay dropped. Every raise I have received has been null and voided by double rising cost of premiums. Someone has to start somewhere and for those that complain what is your solution???? I'm sure most of you that comment dont pay a darn dime of insurance because PRESIDENT OBAMA allowed you to stay on your mamma's and daddy's insurance until you're 26 so you can focus on life. Those of you that have existing conditions don't have to stay with one dr., Who's probably not giving you the best treatment. So complain but when you get done state your solution .

ThePKReddy says:

The government has done such a fantastic job with our retirement funds (social security) that we also want them to manage our healthcare..... *facepalm*

bguy_1986 says:

Obamacare has done a few things right (on insurance until your 26, pre existing conditions for example) but it will do more harm than good.  Anyways, you aren't worth arguing with.  Go sit back in front of MSNBC and continue eating up the shit they keep spewing.  People like you are keeping them and Obama in business. Did you happen to see this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSU14fa0ERc

abond32 says:

You sit back with your ass facing the tv and watch fox and let them keep screwing you. Why didn't you tell your daddy GW BUSH the wmd's idea wasn't a reason to spend billions and didn't capture anybody. Obama has accomplished much and yes I watch msnbc because they don't sit up and lie and make up shit just to sound stupid. And when you watch TV ass first dont forget to look back and see who's screwing you.

bguy_1986 says:

lol.... I don't have time to watch Fox News.  I don't have time to waste watching Fox News with 2 jobs.  (Gotta work to pay for the bums sitting on their butts, voting for Obama calling eachother on their Obama phones, talking about what they are going to fill their Obama house with using Obama Stamps).
Get over Bush.  That was 6 years ago now??  Come at me with a good argument and not that old "It's Bush's fault" bullshit.  We've heard that crap for 6 years.  Find something new and something that actually makes you sound intelligent.
 
Blaming somebody else is the easy way out.  But we know how Obama voters love the easy way out.  Not working, Obama Phones, Obama Stamps, Obamacare, ect.  Toolbag

abond32 says:

Well sorry about your luck! I don't have to work to jobs. Maybe its my college degree and education and not living beyond my means that makes that possible for me. Try it it may keep you home to spend more time with your family if you have one and get in some good TV time. Oh well! The argument is idiots like you that have to work like everyone else and you let the scale tip to the rich because you didn't give a shit when these issues needed addressed years ago. Dont be mad get educated and stop crying. YES GW BUSH JR. It takes years to fix some of the shit he's done I bet your stupid ass didn't complain when he was in office. So as Obama says "share the wealth" and have diregards foe the people that help make the rich rich and can't afford a damn thing probably just like you. I'm a Obama voter and I work and always work and I do welcome an option of obamaCare. What your dumb ass doesn't understand why do you think insurance is so darn expensive at the moment. Its because we have already paid for the lazy people sitting at home talking on their Obama phones or worked for pennies and couldn't afford to buy a good living if they tried. So therefore Mr. 2 jobs someone has to make them accountable. Don't be mad because you have to work 2 jobs and you see a brother ride past you living better looking better dressed better and doesn't work. Maybe he got his inheritance from his parents. Maybe thats unreasonable to you. Dig that! America!

bguy_1986 says:

hahahahaha... I love how you talk about living within your means.  Wish the Government tried that!!  As far as College education/degrees.  I have two of them.  I have a good job.  College loans suck and I'm paying them back quicker than I need to (without the help from my parents).  I want to pay them back quicker than I need to while I have time to do so (26 and haven't started a family yet), so that's why I work 2 jobs.  I'm not mad about it.  I'm mad that half of it goes to taxes.
 
Keep making your excuses for him... Hopefully someday you'll open your mind up to something else other than what MSNBC tells you...

abond32 says:

With that said young man sounds like you're on the right track and to be 26 and concerned about the government is good. So hats off to you, drop a little DNA in a girl and you'll be all set. Good luck and again hats off to you.

abond32 says:

The good part is I don't listen to anything anyone tells me I respect their opinions when they respect mine. MSNBC or Fox especially fox

abond32 says:

As it goes liberty(liberal) and just for all and for the republic for which it stands(Republican) it will always be a debate that's what makes America America.

Tyradius says:

I've never had insurance, nor could i ever afford insurance with a full time job. Now I'm being forced to get insurance or pay an increasing fine if I don't. It boils down to being another form of tax on American citizens. If I die at 40 because I didn't go to the doctors for a checkup that's my problem, not the governments. Both parties need to stay the fuck out of my business. Period.

abond32 says:

Right and im sure you've never been sick and will never get sick. Good for you! But when you go under ObamaCare we won't have to worry about paying your bill because you'll do that whether you like it or not. Financial responsibility!

x I'm tc says:

Pretty sure Obama doesn't send out the checks. The 'power of the purse' lies with Congress. If the US defaults, it will be Congress' default.

jjmorgan64 says:

Even more sure that the government takes in more than enough money to make the interest payments and avoid the default as is.

dby2011 says:

I didn't know Windows phone got AM radio ;) I so wish I had the power of the tea baggers when I was young- that way I could always convince my parents it was never my fault ;)

sri_tech says:

Bing apps are the best for news and the UI is fantastic.
But they need to add more souces(local and global) to the featured list.

mikemacias says:

And they need to add option to share stories.

Micfur says:

That's the main reason I don't use the Bing apps, no way to share stories.

poddie says:

Yep, drives me up the wall to see something my wife should see and then have to google it to get to.the source. Just insane.

freshfelicio says:

well it works on Windows 8 via the charm bar, they should implement that in Windows Phone via a option in the menu too.

adrian1338 says:

Will be interessting to see how they manage to merge charm bar - rightclick menue  - smartphone buttons - and the doted menue together when RT and WP is about to merge. Well the dotted menu already exists in new Apps for 8.1 like Mail but not sure about the rest

dalydose says:

100% agreed. I've wanted to post several stories to Facebook/Twitter.

Nah Google is better

neo158 says:

Android Central says they are waiting for you :P

Adretheon says:

Will I be able to easily go from a team to NFL now? That's really my biggest complaint, and the only reason I still have the ESPN hub on my phone. I can go from team news to NFL news, to any other sports really easily.

Aside from that, the Sports news is still 2 days old for the most part, and they don't get sorted by when it was posted. Which sucks cause I really like the Bing apps.

Adretheon says:

And nope, still won't let me.

louisoneal says:

Oddly enough I noticed the speed increase for opening the app as well.

dkp23 says:

Seems the app opens faster, anybody else notice? :-)

Whoa you are right. Will have to do a speed test against that latest Facebook update that made it faster.

visnit14 says:

The epic saga of Facebook updates and speed improvements.Oh man this is phenomenal.

louisoneal says:

That literally made me LOL, I only wish you were around to hear it.

I better wake up to a news article about a new WP Xbox game released today.

AngryNil says:

Please go start your own micro-blog if you want to add worthless commentary on just about everything.

VinomX says:

Although, I have to say his name is pretty creative.

I woke up and no article.

bozza72 says:

i still dont get live tile news just statick tiles :(
 

If the issue is with bing new, open up in app settings and check live tiles and uncheck refresh data only when wifi is available. Then head over to settings(phone) swipe left, hit applications and then look for bing news and under that check enable background task when app is opened next.

Hope this solves it :)

bozza72 says:

yep tried that but bing news doesnt show in my background tasks list,  i think its more to do with it being an american app and i want to see New Zealand news :(
 

DecadeMoon says:

It works for me in Australia. (Australia and NZ are the same country, right?)

bozza72 says:

yeah bro we have the nth island the sth island and the big island :)
wich news feeds do you choose in oz ?? i might try yours and see if they work

DecadeMoon says:

All of my news sources are Australia-specific like Nine news, ABC news and news.com.au. I think the app gets its news from rss sources, so it shouldn't be too difficult to add a custom news source.
BTW if I go to bing.com/news I get a page listing all of the top international and Australian news stories. I tried that with nz.bing.com but it doesn't look like bing offers that same news service to NZ.

bozza72 says:

not getting that even when i select 9 news or sky news australia, just the blank red tile .

Nakazul says:

Interestingly its Bing News on W8 who needs the love. It keeps crashing on my machine. Reinstall'd and all.

Bluedemon77 says:

I love updates..

Darren Walsh says:

Bing weather updated too

coip says:

Indeed it did: had to manually push it, though. Unfortunately it did not add what I've been waiting for: wide tile support with 5-day forecast live tile plus lock screen support (akin to Amazing Weather HD, which wins the UI and features contest but has innacurate data).

VinomX says:

My gripes were just about Bing Sports. They FINALLY added the wins:ties:losses stats for Soccer teams. Before, they only showed wins:losses, which didn't make sense at all for the sport. 

However, there continues to be some bugs for Soccer and teams. I have found news articles from a 1170 days ago! There needs to be more news sources and a better feeding system.

Also, there are still missing competitions for soccer, such as the FA Cup and League Cup. Games from these competitions do not appear on a team's schedule, and there are at least no ways to add them under "my sports". 

Another suggestion would be to add the team logo to pinned tiles of teams. This would be nicer than just the sport ball.

Hopefully, they fix these few bugs and add those missing competitions.

Maybe Nice for the US. Like I said: Bing for Europe is a big fail. Useless apps.

Simon Tupper says:

It's awesome for Canada too. But yeah Microsoft needs to think a little bit more about the rest of the world.

aemond says:

I'm using Bing apps in France and Sweden, it works great. I barely use traditional news apps now.
Bing.com also works pretty good in France. So good that I'm not using Google anymore, except in extremely rare cases (in general Google doesn't have the answer as well, but I try).

acermark says:

Still no wide tile for Bing Weather! 

Bagsy says:

My bing weather received an update too

rdubmu says:

Still can't share stories.

attract says:

They should add more options for Bing Europe; f.e local weather, news und search.

Al_2 says:

Is adding sharing that hard? Most of the reviews in the Store mention this basic functionality being missing and they've had two months to add it!

When I updated News the first time I opened it it couldn't find any stories. Now it's showing all yesterday's news. Reinstall didn't help. Clicking through to the sources is up to date though.

iboypx says:

Bing Weather Updated

theefman says:

They still mostly just open an explorer webpage. Pretty poor functionality.

blackprince says:

I want to be able to add teams from F1 to my favorite teams as well as the CFL.

RJPeters says:

I would really like the CFL included as well.

raycpl says:

I took it off after noticing battery drainage with the previous versions. Hope it is fixed.
I quite like these nonetheless...

lonbraj says:

Still no option to change content by "country + language". This option is available in Windows 8 for months. Without it the app is useless for everyone who changed their country in the settings to USA to bypass windows phone store restrictions.

Well I have the same thing, but Bing News has Region when you go to Sources, I just selected some of the UK sites and when I want to read European related news I go to those sources from UK. Works for me.

They removed the option in the Windows 8.1 news app too... bullshit

asfixiao says:

Does not work.. After updating allways connection error...

Charles Wang says:

I had the same issue. Uninstall and reinstall fixed it, but it means you lose your personalisations.

Aryan Angel says:

Not sure if anyone noticed but Bing whether just got an update as well.

armandojv says:

Bing weather also has an update.

dortyboy says:

Did a soft reset by holding down the down volume and power button for a few seconds and solved the problem

wizzackr says:

And still no wide tile :/

dortyboy says:

After I downloaded and updated the apps completely stopped working. It said something about an error. Please check internet connection. Which is wired cause im using my phone to make this post.

Uninstall them and download/install again. It works afterwards, I experienced the same thing.

dortyboy says:

There is also an update for weather. Did not notice any change

Flavio76 says:

Weather app also update here....

MrDaedra says:

And weather also.

topleya says:

Still lacks the basic ability to share a news article

aemond says:

That's the only downside of this (awesome) app so far.

Weather app also has an update now.

walter1832 says:

Unbelievable news! I'm surprised no one mentioned this yet. Weather is updated also.

jlynnm350z says:

Ni weather update??

TrustySnooze says:

I've got a update for Bing Weather.

wpstan says:

I have received update for Bing Weather also...up here in Canada on Rogers network...Lumia 920

antivirus says:

Bing News scores only 2 stars on the Irish Windows Phone App store. It is completely useless, each story just launches the the website.

gokkenath says:

Bing weather app also got an update now, please check it out guys

No wide tile or lock screen support unfortunately

kinaton says:

Bing weather also updated. Doesn't seem any different.

jchristians says:

Weather is updated now too

addicusbrown says:

Bing Weather is updated also for me here in the US. Version 1.1.0.49 as of 10/9/2013. No change log.

Darkgift says:

My Bing Weather had an update. Tho it cudda been an old one.

dby2011 says:

I just rebooted my phone after all the Bing updates and everything worked fine. These apps are just fantastic and a highlight of wp8 in my opinion.

retyler says:

I like Bing News, but I don't use it because I am not able to forward the news articles via email or Instant Messaging. Why would you leave this feature out?

asabsulio says:

Bing Weather also had an update,  Ver 1.1.0.49

vikrant6 says:

I would like to see lock screen support in Bong news..

Bing WEATHER is UPDATED TOO!

And WEATHER TOO!!!! 
Don't forget that!

operand says:

Ditto. All updates are receiving connection errors. N920.

blasher4 says:

Don't work after update. Ill keep trying though.

Bing news not working anymore sice update in Germany. News content cannot be loaded.

Still no RSS support and Source syncing like its Windows 8 sibbling has... :(

Still cant share news stories 

MorganRW says:

For me the tiles were not updating before and I had serious batter drain issues. Now it appears that the ties are updating. Will need to see if the drain issue is fixed. Oh and special thanks to the jackasses that turned the top 400 comments of this post into a politial debate which had zero to do with the apps.

abond32 says:

With that said young man sounds like you're on the right track and to be 26 and concerned about the government is good. So hats off to you, drop a little DNA in a girl and you'll be all set. Good luck and again hats off to you.

wpoblation says:

I want to like Bing Finance, but there is just so much space being wasted on the watchlist screen. How many can you fit on the visible screen: 6 stock symbols? My Stocks Portfolio and Investalent at least have better Live Tiles. If only Bishinews would port his excellent Personal Finance app to WP8, I start retiring my GS3.