How “Apps for Websites” Work in Windows 10


Microsoft added “Apps for websites” to Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update. This feature allows installed apps to take over when you visit their associated website. For example, when you visit a Groove Music web page in Edge, Chrome, or another browser, the Groove Music app can pop up and take it from there.

How to See (and Configure) Apps for Websites

To see which apps you have installed that use the Apps for websites feature, head to Settings > Apps > Apps for websites.

You’ll see a list of apps and the web addresses they’re associated with. If an app is set to “On”, it’s associated with a website and will try to take over when you visit that website. Set it to “Off” if you don’t want to be prompted to open that app when you visit the associated website.

How It Works

Assuming you have Groove Music installed and enabled, you can see how this works by visiting a web page on mediaredirect.microsoft.com. Groove Music’s album web pages are located on this domain.

In Microsoft Edge, you’ll be asked “Did you mean to switch apps?” and be informed the browser…

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