Windows 11 supports Android apps through the Amazon App Store, which is one of the biggest differences between Microsoft’s latest operating system and Windows 10. However, it is not that easy to download and use Android apps. That’s all you need to know about how to install Android apps on Windows 11.
We’re focusing here on installing Android apps natively on Windows 11. You can still use Android apps on Windows 10 through emulation, but we recommend installing Windows 11 if you want to run Android apps through Windows.
How to Install Android Apps in Windows 11
For Android apps on Windows 11, you’ll need the Amazon Appstore and the Android Subsystem for Windows. You should already have Android Subsystem for Windows installed with Windows 11, but if you don’t, you can download it again from the Microsoft Store.
step 1: Open using Microsoft Store windows , s keys and searching for “Microsoft Store”.
step 2: Search “Amazon Appstore” and select the app.
step 3: Click establish.
step 4: At this point, you may need to enable virtualization if you haven’t already done so on your computer. Windows 11 can do this automatically, as well as setting up the Android Subsystem for Windows if you don’t have it installed.
If you see the prompt, select establish , download , restart, following the prompts for the Microsoft Store. You must restart your computer.
Step 5: Once you’re back in Windows, search for “Android Subsystem for Windows” to access the Amazon Appstore. It’s counterintuitive, but before you see the Amazon Appstore as an app in Windows, you need to start this app first.
Step 6: Sign in to your Amazon account (or create a new one), and start downloading Android apps on Windows!
You’re limited to the Amazon Appstore on Windows 11, but there’s still a long list of apps you can download and use, including TikTok and Comixology. If you want to know where to start, be sure to read our guide on the best Android apps for Windows 11.
If you want to explore outside the Amazon Appstore, you can sideload Android apps on Windows 11. However, these apps are not officially supported, so proceed at your own risk.