How do I install Android apps on Windows 11? This is one question many adopters of the latest Windows OS are asking. In this article, I will be showing you how to install Android apps on Windows 11 by following some simple and easy steps. You will also get to see the current limitation you might experience while running Android apps on Windows 11.
Microsoft has introduced many new and exciting features in Windows 11, which includes the option to download and install Android apps. The company has built this functionality right into the operating system. The good part is that you do not need an Android device or emulator to enjoy this feature. All you need to do is to launch the Microsoft Store and search for your favorite Android apps and download them.
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NOTE: Android apps are not available on Windows at the time this post was written. The company is expected to roll this functionality in the coming weeks.
How to Install Android Apps on Windows 11
If you want to know how to install Android apps on Windows 11, the first requirement you should meet is to have an Amazon account. This is simply because you are actually downloading the apps from the Amazon Appstore. You should see Microsoft Store as the middle man between Windows 11 and Amazon.
If you already have an Amazon account, follow these steps to install Android apps on Windows 11. :
- Click on the Windows 11 Start menu
- Then click on the “Microsoft Store app”
- Use the search field to find the app you wish to install
- Select “Get from Amazon Appstore” to download and install the app on your Windows 11 computer
After you must have finished the app installation, click on the Start menu and then select “All Apps”. Your new Android app should now be available on the list of apps installed on your device.
How to Remove Android Apps from Windows 11
If you want to remove Android apps from your Windows 11 computer, just follow the steps below.
- Navigate to “All Apps”
- Right-click on the app you wish to uninstall
- Choose the “Uninstall” option.
Current Limitations of Running Android Apps on Windows 11
While installing your cherished Android apps on Windows 11, you should also have in mind that the apps may not fill the entire screen of your computer. After all, developers designed them having smartphone users in mind. But you can also 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.
Always remember that you cannot download Android apps from the Google Play Store to your Windows 11 computer. You can only download them from the Amazon Appstore.
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