Learn about Marketplace, and how to search for and download content.
Do you want to personalise your phone with more applications? Or download games, also free of charge? Browse the Marketplace to find the latest content that is designed specifically for your phone.
You can download:
The selection of items available for download depends on your region.
You can also:
Get content that is relevant to your tastes and location
Share recommendations with your friends
To download from Marketplace, you need to be signed in to your Windows Live account on your phone. When you're signed in, you are offered content compatible with your phone.
If the local Marketplace for your region is not yet available, your options for using Marketplace are limited.
You can search for and download content directly on your phone, or browse Marketplace on your compatible computer and send links to content to your phone in text messages.
Download music directly on your phone from Zune Marketplace. You can also use your compatible computer to browse, for example, music and videos in Zune, and copy the items to your phone. The Zune Music service is not available in all regions.
Some items are free of charge; others you need to pay for with your credit card or on your phone bill. The availability of payment methods depends on your country of residence and your network service provider.
Browse or search Marketplace
Check out the latest and most downloaded apps or games, and items recommended for you and your phone. Browse different categories, or search for specific apps or games.
Select applications or games, then swipe left or right.
When you view an item, related items are also shown.
To see what others have to say about an item, select the item. You can also see a description, the price, and the size of the download.
Did you find something in Marketplace that you know your friends would be interested in? You can send them a link. If the item is free, select share. If the item has a price, select > share .
Download a game, app, or other item
Download free games, apps, or videos, or buy more content for your phone. From Marketplace, you can find content designed specifically for your phone.
Make sure your battery is fully charged before starting a download.
Select the item.
If the item has a price, select buy. If the item is free, select install.
If you're not signed in to Windows Live, sign in now.
By default, purchases are added to your phone bill, if available. You can also choose to pay with your credit card.
Follow the instructions shown on the phone.
When the download is complete, you can open or view the item, or continue browsing for more content. The content type determines where the item is stored in your phone: music, videos, and podcasts can be found in the Music+Videos hub, games can be found in the Games hub, and apps can be found in the apps menu.
Use a Wi‐Fi connection to download larger files, such as games, apps, or videos.
For more info on an item, contact the publisher of the item.
View your download queue
While an item is downloading, you can continue to browse for other content and add items to your download queue.
The download notification at the bottom of the main view indicates the number of items being downloaded. To view your download queue, select the notification.
One item is downloaded at a time, and pending items wait in your download queue.
If you need to, for example, temporarily close your Wi‐Fi connection, select and hold the downloading item, and select pause. To resume downloading, select resume. Pause pending items individually.
If a download fails, you can re-download the item.
Write a review for an app
Do you want to share your opinion on an app with other Marketplace users? Rate and review the app.
You can post one review per app that you download.
In the apps menu, select and hold the app, then select rate and review.
Rate the app, then write your review.
You can rate and review your games in the same way. Select Games .