Windows 11 release: Android apps won't be available today
Microsoft's app store will bring a new way to run small-screen Android apps on larger-screen Windows 11 PCs -- but it'll be delayed.
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On the bright side, you don't actually have to wait for Windows 11 in order to use Android apps on a Windows PC anyway. Currently, Android apps are available to use on Windows 10, but only with the Your Phone app that Microsoft rolled out last year. But if you're curious about what happens when you upgrade, we'll explain everything we know so far about Android apps on your future Windows 11 PC when they eventually arrive.
Windows 11 will begin rolling out to the general public today, but not everyone will get it right away. (But you should still have the option to manually download the upgrade. Here's how.) Android apps were originally expected to launch with the latest software, but now it's uncertain when that'll happen. Here's how some Android apps can be used on Windows 10 for now.
Which Android apps will be available on Windows 11 once the kinks are worked out?
When it's ready, Microsoft will be bringing all the Android apps on Amazon's Appstore (currently nearly 500,000 of them) to its Store. This includes Disney Plus, TikTok, Netflix, Pinterest, Uber and more, but not every one of the Android apps on the Google Play Store (around 3.5 million).
Will I immediately be able to download the Android apps when I get Windows 11?
No. Once Microsoft does make the apps available, you'll need to download the Amazon Appstore app and log in to your Amazon account to download Android apps.