Windows phones feature access to the Windows Phone Store, which offers a diverse selection of apps and games. The store contains a mix of free software and applications for purchase.
As of 2015, the Windows Phone Store only offers applications and games that have been tested by Microsoft, ensuring that users are unlikely to download apps that include undesirable or rogue features. Windows Phone Store users have access to a unique free trial feature, which reduces the likelihood of purchasing an app that doesn't ultimately meet expectations. The store also offers a selection of Live Apps, which can display up-to-date information such as weather details or flight statuses on a phone's Start screen for convenience.