Microsoft has brought many new interesting features to the table, including the option to download and install Android apps on Windows 11. Microsoft has built this functionality right into the OS. And no, you don’t need an Android device or emulator to get the job done. All you need to do is launch the Microsoft Store and search for your favorite Android apps.
⇒ Quick Note: Android apps are not available on Windows 11 just yet. The Redmond giant is expected to roll out this functionality in the coming weeks.
How Do I Install Android Apps on Windows 11?
To download Android apps on Windows 11, you need an Amazon account. This is because you actually download the apps from the Amazon Appstore. Think of the Microsoft Store app as the middle man between Windows 11 and the Amazon AppStore.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Click on the Windows 11 Start menu.
- Then click on the Microsoft Store app.
- Use the search field to find the app you’re interested in.
- Select Get from Amazon Appstore to download and install the app on your Windows 11 computer.
After installing the app, click on the Start menu and select All Apps. Your new Android app should be available on the list of apps installed on your device.
If you want to remove Android apps from your Windows 11 computer, navigate to:
- All Apps
- Right-click on the app you wish to uninstall
- Choose the Uninstall option.
Keep in mind that Android apps may not fill the entire screen of your computer. After all, devs designed them with smartphone users in mind. But do check if you can resize the app window. If the app is also compatible with Android tablets, you should be able to resize the window.
It is worth mentioning that you won’t download Android apps from the Google Play Store. You can only download Android apps from the Amazon Appstore.
To sum up, Windows 11 users can download and install Android apps on their computers from the Amazon Appstore. To do that, launch the Microsoft Store app, search for the app you want to download, select it, and then hit the “Get from Amazon Appstore” button.
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