Companion App is a Lenovo-developed Windows 8.1 app preloaded on all Lenovo Windows 8 and 8.1 systems globally.

Lenovo Companion gives your application an even greater chance of being discovered and downloaded. It creates a robust user experience with constantly changing content and the ability to present new and exciting applications to the user.

 

New Version Released

The new version of Lenovo Companion was released August 2014 and combines both Lenovo Support and Lenovo Companion apps together. Think of it as the best of both apps in one place.

There are three main sections in Companion:

  1. My System: Provides customized information related to your specific device including System Updates and Health, Warranty status, customized Accessories and Lenovo Support Knowledge Base, Discussion Forum and Hints & Tips.
  2. Lenovo Exclusive: Read content that is exclusive to Lenovo Companion. Lenovo experts provide insight on system features and design and general technology tips from extending the life of your battery to setting up Bluetooth.
  3. Tech News & Blogs: In select countries, there’s an extra section where you can read the latest technology news and blogs from trusted sources and partners. This content is continually updated so every time you open Companion, you’ll see fresh news and blogs.

 

Featured Windows 8 Apps & Games

Your app will be featured in the Windows 8 Apps & Games category in the Lenovo Exclusive section. Here we provide links directly to the Windows Store for users to download your app.

On all Windows 8 systems, Lenovo Companion is the most direct way to get your app in front of consumers.

 

How to Submit Your App Content

It’s easy to submit your Windows 8 or 8.1 app to be featured in Lenovo Companion.

Registered Lenovo developers can submit content within their Member Profile.

If you have not yet registered for an account, register now.


 

Languages Supported

In the new version of Companion, we added support for four new languages: Czech, Polish, Russian and Turkish. We translate content into 16 languages in total: Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

 

Only Available on Windows 8.1

It’s important to note that the new version is only available on Windows 8.1. So, if you haven’t upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1, now is the time to do it.

If you’re already running Windows 8, click here to go to the Windows Store and upgrade. If you’re running a previous version of Windows, learn more about Windows 8.1 here.

How to Get It

Lenovo Companion is preloaded on all Lenovo Windows 8 and 8.1 systems. You can find Companion in the Lenovo Apps section on the Windows Start Screen.

Below are ways to get the latest version. Note: the links below will only work if you’re running Windows 8 or 8.1.


Update Your Existing Version

First, you will need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 After you have upgraded to Windows 8.1, you should automatically be updated, but you may have to manually install the new version.

Automatic Update

If you have selected to receive automatic updates from the Windows Store, you’ll automatically be upgraded to the newest version the next time you open Companion. You don’t have to do anything else.

Manually Update

If you have selected to manually install updates from the Windows Store, you will be prompted to update Companion with all of your Windows Store apps. Check for your app updates here.

 

Download the New Version

If all else fails, or you just can't find it, you can download Companion again from the Windows Store.

Or, just follow these steps:

  1. Upgrade to Windows 8.1
  2. Uninstall the old version of Companion by right clicking on the app in the Windows Start Screen
  3. Open the Windows Store from the Windows Start Screen
  4. Swipe in or move your mouse over to the right edge of your screen
  5. In the search box in the upper right corner, type “Lenovo Companion”
  6. Tap or click on the app to install it again

Lenovo Companion is just another example of how Lenovo is committed to building out a world-class Windows 8 ecosystem to get great apps into consumers' hands!

Read more about the Companion App on Lenovo Blogs.