Ever since the launch of Windows 11, one feature that buzzed a lot was the ability to run Android apps natively on Windows 11. When the OS was launched, this feature was not available. But if you are U.S. based, then you can now install Android apps natively on Windows 11. So, let's explore all the details about how to run Android apps on Windows 11.
Steps to Install and Run Android Apps
In order to run Android apps on Windows 11, you need to access them from Amazon Appstore. Follow the below steps to install and run Android apps:
- Open Microsoft Store and search for any Android app, like "Game of Kings". Click on the app and then click "Get from Amazon Appstore".
- Follow the on-screen instructions to set up Amazon Appstore and download Windows Subsystem for Android. Once done, you have to restart your PC.
- After restarting, the Windows will finish the installation process of the Windows Subsystem for Android. Afterward, it will ask you to either sign in or create a new Amazon account.
- From the Amazon Appstore, you can now access the different Android apps and games you can install natively on Windows 11. Currently, the number of apps is limited, but the list will keep increasing gradually.
This way, you can access and download Android apps to your Windows. You can first view the apps from Microsoft Store and then go to Amazon Appstore to download the apps or you can directly search the apps on Amazon Appstore.
Android App Response on Windows 11
Once the app is installed on your Windows 11, you can pin it to the start menu, taskbar, desktop, or any place you want. When you launch the app, you can adjust its window size and even use other programs in parallel.
Android App Resource Usage
Most of the Android emulators for Windows consume a lot of resources to run Android apps. But with the direct installation of Android apps in Windows, the resource usage has declined significantly. So, you can now run Android apps on Windows 11 without worrying much about significant resource usage.
Windows Subsystem for Android
Windows Subsystem for Android is a program installed when you set up your Windows for Android apps installation. You can access it by searching "Windows Subsystem for Android" from the start menu. When you launch it, you see a settings page that shows all the files stored by Android apps in this virtualized environment. Moreover, you can set other settings provided there to adjust your Android app usage experience as you want.
How to Use Android Apps on Windows OS other than Windows 11?
In case you don't have Windows 11 or your PC is incompatible with Windows 11, you can still use Android apps using emulators. There are many Android emulators available today that you can use for free to access Android apps. One of the recommended emulators is BlueStacks, as it offers complete access to Google Play Store and is also backed by Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, and similar others.
There are millions of Android apps available today, which urges users to also access them from Windows PC. Although Windows 11 is now offering native compatibility with Android apps, still it is in the preview stage. So, it will take some time till you can access all of your favorite Android apps on your Windows 11.
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