One major difference between Windows 11 and Windows 10 is that Windows 11 can run Android applications downloaded from the Amazon App Store. However, utilizing Android applications is not as easy as downloading them. You should be familiar with the process of putting Android apps on a PC running Windows 11.
Here, we will be specializing on the process of installing Android apps on Windows 11 without any third-party software. While it is technically possible to run Android applications in Windows 10 using emulation, we strongly suggest upgrading to Windows 11 instead.
An Introduction to the Windows 11 Android App Installer
The Amazon Appstore and the Android Subsystem for Windows are required in order to run Android apps on Windows 11. Even though the Android Subsystem for Windows should already be installed on your PC after upgrading to Windows 11, you may always reinstall it from the Microsoft Store just in case.
First, press the Windows key plus S, then type “Microsoft Store,” and the Microsoft Store will open.
The second step is to find the app by looking for “Amazon Appstore.”
Third, pick the Setup button.
To proceed to Step 4, you need check if virtualization has been enabled on your machine. It’s included into Windows 11, and if you don’t already have it, Windows 11 will also install the Android Subsystem for Windows for you.
If prompted, go to the Microsoft Store and purchase anything you need, then restart your device. To get started again, please restart your computer.
When you’re back in Windows, go to the search bar and type “Android Subsystem for Windows” to find the Amazon Appstore. It may seem contradictory, but you need to launch this program the very first time before the Amazon Appstore would appear in Windows’ app list.
Step 6: Log in to your Amazon account (or sign up for a new one).
You can only get apps through the Amazon Appstore on Windows 11, but it doesn’t stop you from downloading and using a ton of great apps like TikTok and Comixology. Check out our primer on the top Android programs for Windows 11 if you need help getting set up.
Android apps may be sideloaded onto Windows 11 if you want to try anything outside of the Amazon Appstore. However, these applications aren’t backed by the company, so use them at your own risk.