Microsoft brings Android apps to Windows 11 in 31 countries

Logos of popular applications available on Windows 11

Microsoft is now ready to give more users access to the Amazon App Store, thus letting them run Android apps on Windows 11. The company has announced that it is bringing Android applications support to customers in 31 countries, such as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, and many more.

Microsoft says the initial testing in the United States (and recently Japan) has generated much interest from customers and developers. Many users are excited to get their favorite Android apps on Windows, even though Microsoft’s desktop OS does not support the Google Play Store and its services. For now, Windows 11 users can get Android apps on Windows 11 via the Amazon App Store or sideload them using APK files downloaded from the internet.

The Amazon App Store on Windows 11 now provides access to more than 20,000 popular titles. To improve discoverability and make it easier for users to get Android apps on Windows 11, Microsoft now includes them in editorials and search results, provides inline ratings and reviews, and the option to share links with other people.

Android applications and games on Windows 11 are powered by the Windows Subsystem for Android. The latest release brings significantly improved graphics performance, DRM video content support, enhanced 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 machine?