Vevo tunes up app for Windows 8

The music service finally lands in Windows 8, letting you watch music videos and live concerts from a wide collection of artists.

Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Windows 8 and RT users can now check out their favorite artists and music videos via the new Vevo app.

Debuting in the Windows Store on Wednesday, Vevo lets you view music videos and watch live concerts from an array of artists. The app offers access to more than 75,000 high-definition music videos, according to Vevo.

Tapping into the Windows 8 Search charm, you can track down your favorite songs by title to find related music videos. You can also hunt for your favorite artists and bands, and in return, Vevo displays links to their music videos, shows you upcoming tour dates, and reveals more about them through lengthy bios.

Using the Snap feature in Windows 8 and RT, Vevo users can also watch music videos on one side of the screen while running another app on the other side.

Vevo's home screen highlights some of today's trendiest artists like Justin Bieber, Beyonce, and Jennifer Lopez. But you can find a wider variety of music. Through the Search charm, I managed to find videos featuring Tony Bennett, the Rolling Stones, Carole King, and other artists more in line with my tastes.

Vevo is just one of a few apps launching in the Windows Store this week. In advance of Microsoft's upcoming Build conference, other new apps include Edjing, Great British Chefs, Time Out New York, Where's My Mickey?, and Vyclone.

 

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