Visual Studio App Center in Visual Studio subscriptions

App Center is mission control for apps.

  • Automatically build your app, test it on real devices, and distribute it to beta testers
  • Collect crash reports and user analytics, including custom events.
  • Add push notifications to your app in minutes

Get started with Visual Studio App Center

Getting started with Visual Studio App Center is easy.

  1. Sign in to

  2. Locate the Visual Studio App Center tile, and select Get started.

    VS App Center Tile

  3. Next, create an account. You can use existing accounts for Microsoft, Google, GitHub or Facebook to sign in, or create a new account by providing your username, email, and password. Select Create account to continue.

    VS App Center Create Account

  4. You're done. Select Add new organization or Add new app to get started!

    VS App Center Portal


Subscription Level Channels Benefit Renewable?
Visual Studio Enterprise (Standard, annual cloud) VL, Azure, Retail, NFR* Included Yes
Visual Studio Enterprise (monthly cloud) Azure Not available NA
Visual Studio Enterprise subscription with GitHub Enterprise VL Included Yes
Visual Studio Professional (Standard, annual cloud) VL, Azure, Retail Included Yes
Visual Studio Professional (monthly cloud) Azure Not available NA
Visual Studio Professional subscription with GitHub Enterprise VL Included Yes
Visual Studio Test Professional (Standard) VL, Retail Included Yes
MSDN Platforms (Standard) VL, Retail Included Yes

* Includes: Not for Resale (NFR), FTE, Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP), Imagine, Microsoft Partner Network (MPN), MCT Software & Services, MCT Software & Services Developer, BizSpark, Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Regional Director (RD). Excludes: NFR Basic


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Frequently asked questions

Q: I get an error that my browser is unsupported. What's wrong?

A: App Center requires newer capabilities that some older browsers may not provide. If your browser isn't supported, follow these steps:

  1. Open a different browser, such as Microsoft Edge or the latest versions of Google Chrome or Firefox, or Safari.
  2. Connect to the Visual Studio and sign in.
  3. Now select on the Get started link on the Visual Studio App Center tile.

You should now be able to access the App Center portal and create your account.

Support Resources

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Next steps

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