Microsoft increases app roaming limits to 81 devices

Starting October 9, users will be able to install apps on up to 81 devices with your single Microsoft account.

Microsoft has announced it is increasing the app roaming limit for Windows 8 and 8.1 devices on which the users can install Windows Store apps from five to 81. This new app roaming starts from October 9 and users will be able to install all Windows Store apps on this many devices only if they all linked with a solo Microsoft account. 

According to Microsoft, this decision is taken due to “growing feedback from many developers and from our most enthusiastic customers” who complained that the limit of five devices is not sufficient. The Company also expecting that this change could bring more revenues to developers.

Microsoft offers an API through which developer can limit the number of devices their apps will run on. It allows developers to build a service-side verification system to set those limits for their users.