How to Install Android Apps on Windows 11


Native Android app emulation was one thing that Windows had been missing until Microsoft announced last year that the feature would be included in the launch of Windows 11. They started testing and released the updated version of Windows 11 in February, which includes the Amazon Appstore that will allow you to run Android apps on your PC.

Installing the store

After updating Windows 11, the Amazon Appstore will not automatically pop in the start menu; there are a few steps to follow before getting apps up and running.

Here are the steps to install the app on Windows 11 so you can use Android apps.

1. Update your Windows 11

Check if your Windows has the latest version and Microsoft Store is up to date. As a reference, Amazon Appstore was launched on the 22110.1402.9.0 version of Microsoft Store. Make sure you have the same or higher version.

Amazon Appstore
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You’ll also need to compare your system specifications with the requirement list of Amazon Appstore. If your Microsoft or Windows store is not up to date, click on the library button in the bottom left corner and click “Get Update” for the latest version.

2. Download the app

Once you’ve updated your Windows and Microsoft store, you can install the Amazon Appstore. Open Microsoft Store and search for the app. Click the “Install” button to open a small window. Then, click the “Download” button after reading the terms and privacy policy.

3. Sign in with your Amazon account

Once you’ve downloaded the Amazon Appstore, a splash screen will open, asking you to sign in with your Amazon account. If you have one, click the sign-in or sign-up button to create an Amazon account.

Remember that the account must be in the country where the app is available. Here is a list of supported countries to check out.

4. Install your Favorite Apps

After logging in, you can start browsing a wide array of apps in the Amazon Appstore on your Windows 11, including native Amazon apps and tons of third-party games and apps.

YouTube: Test Your Apps on Windows 11 with Amazon Appstore

Photo credits: The feature image has been taken by Tzogia Kappatou. The screenshot in the body of the article has been taken by the author for TechAcute.

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Maqsood Ahmed Shaikh
Maqsood Ahmed Shaikh
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