How to Run Android Apps on a Windows 11 PC Using the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA)

How to Run Android Apps on Windows 11 PC

The following is a tutorial on how to run Android applications on a Windows 11 PC using the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) and the Amazon App Store. You can even sideload Android app APK files and run them easily.

Windows 11 is far superior in terms of design and provides convenience to users. However, Microsoft didn’t stop there and went further by making it jump ahead compared to the previous iterations of Windows in terms of interoperability.

With Windows 11, you can install Android apps officially on your Windows PC via Amazon Appstore. Plus, you can also sideload Android app APK files and run them on your PC.

Also read: How to Download Kinemaster for PC Windows 11/10/8/7 (Pro Version)

Before you directly download and install Android apps on your Windows device, you need to make sure the optional features “Hyper-V” and “Virtual Machine Platform” is enabled on your PC.

1. To get started, launch the app Settings from the Start Menu or by using a keyboard shortcut Windows+i.

2. Next, click on the option “Apps” in the left sidebar of the Settings window.

3. After that, click “Optional features” from the right of the window.

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4. Then, click “More Windows features” which is under section “Related settingsThis will open a separate window on your screen.

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5. Now, from the “Windows features” window, look for the option “Hyper-V” and click the checkbox in front of the feature to select it.

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6. Then, scroll down find features “Virtual Machine Platform“, and click the checkbox in front of it to select it as well. Finally, click the “OK” button to install these two optional features on your Windows machine.

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This action will open a separate window on your screen to download the required files, wait for the installation to complete.

Download and Install Windows Subsystem for Android with Amazon App Store

Windows Subsystem for Android is a new component layer in Windows 11 that supports Amazon Appstore as it consists of Linux kernel and Android OS which runs Android apps on your system.

This jargon may feel a bit too complicated for the uninitiated. However, Microsoft will distribute “Windows Subsystems for Android” as an app from the Microsoft Store for an easy download and installation experience for users.

1. First, launch the app “Microsoft Store” from the Start Menu of your Windows device or search for it in Windows Search.

2. In the Microsoft Store window, click on the search bar and type “Windows Subsystem for Android“, and press Enter.

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Alternatively, you can also go directly to the official Microsoft Store website at microsoft.com/windows-subsystem-for-android… then click the “Get” on the webpage.

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3. Next, you will receive a prompt asking if you want to be redirected to the Microsoft Store, click on the button “YesThis will open the Microsoft Store on your Windows PC.

4. Once you are on the app page in Microsoft Store, click on the “Get/Install” in the Microsoft Store window to install the app.

How to Install Android Apps on Windows 11 using Amazon Appstore

Once you have installed Windows subsystem for Android along with Amazon Appstore on your device, you are ready to enjoy Android apps on your PC.

1. To get started, open the Start Menu and click the “All Apps” which is in the upper right corner of the flyout.

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2. Next, search for “Amazon Appstore” from the alphabetically sorted list and click to launch the app.

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3. Next you have to login to your Amazon account on the first launch of the app. Once done, you will be greeted by the Amazon Appstore home screen.

Also read: How to Install Google Play Store on Windows 11 PC/Laptop

4. To install any app of your choice, click on the button “Get” in each application.

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That’s the tutorial on how to run Android applications on your Windows 11 PC using the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) and the Amazon App Store. I hope this article helped you! Thank you for visiting and don’t forget if you find this article useful, please share it with your friends too.

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