Windows Maps app updated with new voice options and Bluetooth audio

sviscusi27@gmail.com' By: Stefania Viscusi
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Microsoft has announced new voice volume control options are now available for all users as part of its latest update to the Microsoft Maps App.

Windows released its Map App earlier this year with lots of new features for users. While the app was designed to be used on a Windows phone, its compatibility with Windows 10 also makes it possible to for use on a Windows PC. Users and developers alike are using the offering to create new maps and navigate the world across Windows devices.

The latest version featured search results and Yelp reviews located alongside the map. There were also new search capabilities, route customization, and turn-by-turn directions offered that has stiffened the competition for other map app providers.

But the release also came with lots of feedback from users. Microsoft has been hard at work creating updates to privacy concerns that answer to user demands.

Now the company has also added improved voice controls to the offering for all users. Previously only insiders of its Fast Ring Windows 10 Fall Creators Update had access to the option. The company is using test groups to ensure features work well before releasing them to the general public.

This latest update includes the ability to choose different voice modes as well as play audio over Bluetooth. Previously users complained of poor sound quality when directions had to be heard in the car using only the phone’s own audio. Now users will be able to choose from volume options: ‘Softer’,’Normal’, and ‘Louder’ and play the audio over a Bluetooth connection to meet their needs.

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