Microsoft is now ready to give more users access to the Amazon App Store, allowing them to run Android apps on Windows 11. The company announced that it is providing Android app support to customers in 31 countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain , UK, USA and many others.
Microsoft says initial testing in the US (and more recently in Japan) generated a lot of interest from customers and developers. Many users are happy to get their favorite Android apps on Windows, even though Microsoft’s desktop OS doesn’t support the Google Play Store and its services. For now, Windows 11 users can get Android apps on Windows 11 through the Amazon App Store or download them using APK files downloaded from the web.
The Amazon App Store for Windows 11 now provides access to over 20,000 popular titles. To improve discovery and make it easier for users to get Android apps on Windows 11, Microsoft is now including them in editorials and search results, providing inline ratings and reviews, and the ability to share links with other people.
Android apps and games in Windows 11 are powered by the Windows Subsystem for Android. The latest release has greatly improved graphics performance, support for DRM video content, improved input (touch, mouse, and keyboard) and other quality-of-life improvements.
With Android apps and games coming soon to Windows 11 in 31 countries, do you plan to use them on your Windows 11 PC?