I have to admit that I have not made many Windows Store purchases ever since Microsoft launched the store with Windows 8.
The new store that shipped with Windows 10 offers not only apps and games, but also music and movies which should increase its appeal in the long run.
Microsoft runs a promotion currently in which apps, games, movies and music are offered for $0.10 each instead of the regular price.
I was not sure what to expect at first but have to admit that I'm pleasantly surprised with what is on offer.
But first the basics. Each day, a selection of commercial apps, games, movies and music is offered for $0.10 instead of the regular price on Windows Store. You purchase apps, games and music, while movies are only rented.
What this means is that you can watch movies for a period of time before they are no longer available. That may be less appealing than buying the movie, but I'd assume that most users watch a movie once anyway so that it should not matter that much in those cases.
You are probably wondering what you are getting today. Below is a selection of discounted items in Windows Store. Please note that these offers may change at any time, and will change per day.
As far as music and movies are concerned, good offers can be found in the selection as well. Rent Jurassic World, Terminator Genisys or The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 for $0.10 each, or buy music from Pitbull, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber or Robin Thicke instead for the same price.
If you use Windows Store already you may find some of the offers attractive. I know that I do and I would consider myself attracted to the Store that much for a variety of reasons.
So, if you run Windows 10 you may want to pay a visit to the Store each day to find out what's new and whether there is something of interest on offer.
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