How to Run Android Apps in Windows 11 - Windows Basics


Tuesday, October 26, 2021

How to Run Android Apps in Windows 11

When Windows 11 was formally announced earlier this year, access to Android apps was an eye-catching addition to Microsoft's OS, but by late summer, the company cautioned that it would not be included at launch. This week, however, Microsoft released a preview version of Android app compatibility to beta testers.

If you're a Windows Insider, you should be able to install the latest build version of the Windows 11 beta and get started using Android apps natively in Windows

Requirements to be met to be able to run Android apps on Windows 11

Before you can try to run Android apps on Windows 11, you need to make sure your computer meets the following requirements:

1. Joining the Windows Insider Beta channel for Windows 11: Microsoft decided that Beta channel users will be able to get a preview of the ability to run Android apps on Windows 11. So if you're on other channels you need to switch to the channel. Beta. According to Microsoft, the Dev channel will soon be participating in the test.

2. Refer to how to switch Windows Insider channels: How to switch between Dev Channel and Beta Channel on Windows 11

3. Running build 22000.282 or later: The next requirement is that your computer must be running build 22000.282 or later. You can check by pressing Win + R then typing winver and pressing Enter.

4. Must enable virtualization (virtualization): If you are not sure whether your computer has enabled virtualization or not, you can access Task Manager and then go to the Performance tab to check. If you see the words Virtualization: Enabled in the lower right corner, it means that virtualization is enabled. Otherwise, you have to enter the BIOS to enable it.

Refer to how to enable virtualization in BIOS: How to enable Intel VT-x virtualization in BIOS or UEFI

Other requirements

Because Microsoft currently only allows a small number of users in the US to participate in the test, they require users to meet the following additional requirements:

  • The computer must set the territory as the US
  • US citizen's Amazon account is required

How to install Android apps on Windows 11
After meeting the above requirements, you can start installing Android applications on Windows 11 by following these steps:

1. Access the Windows Subsystem for Android application page.

2. Click the Get button. A menu will appear to confirm the redirect to the Microsoft Store.

3. Click the Install button in the application page on the Microsoft Store. A new window will appear with information about the Amazon Appstore.

4. Click Next to continue.

5. Click Download and then wait a few minutes for the application to be downloaded and installed.

6. Click Open Amazon Appstore to open Amazon Appstore. A new screen will appear asking you to sign in to your Amazon account.
7. Click Sign in if you already have an account or Create a new Amazon account if you don't have one. After logging in, the Amazon Appstore screen will appear with a list of applications you can install on Windows 11. Currently there are only about 50 applications.

8. Click Get to get the application you want to install. You can also click on the app icon to read more about it before deciding to download and install.
9. Click Download to confirm.
Like other Windows apps, any Android apps you just installed are accessible via the Start Menu or Windows 11 search feature.
Good luck!

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