In February 2022, Windows 11 finally brought Android apps for PC to Windows 11 in the United States. Android Apps can be downloaded through the Amazon Appstore, which is currently in preview for updated Windows 11 devices.
First of all, check that your system meets the system specifications to upgrade to Windows 11. If you are not running Windows 11, go ahead and update. Below are the system requirements for running Android apps on PC through the Amazon Appstore.
- RAM: 8GB minimum, 16GB recommended
- Storage: Solid State Drive (SSD)
- Processor: Intel Core i3 8th Gen or later, AMD Ryzen 3000 or better, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8C or higher
- Processor architecture: x64 or ARM64
- Virtual Machine Platform: Must be enabled
If you meet these requirements, you will be able to run Android Apps on PC. If you have ticked all these boxes, then the rest of the process is a piece of cake.
How to download Android apps for PC on Windows 11.
First, we need to make sure that virtualization is turned on.
- Tap Start on your desktop.
- Search “Turn Windows features on and off.”
- Select Turn Windows features on and off.
- Check out the Virtual Machine Platform from the list.
- Press OK.
- Click restart.
Once you’ve gone ahead and enabled virtualization, it’s time to download the Amazon Appstore.
- Open the Microsoft Store.
- Navigate to the Amazon Appstore page.
- Click Install.
- Touch Setup.
- Click Download.
- Tap Next.
- Restart your PC by clicking Restart.
Follow these steps to install Android apps for PC via Amazon Appstore.
- Click Start.
- Search the Amazon Appstore.
- Select Amazon Appstore.
- Click Login.
- Log in with your credentials.
- Find the Android app you want.
- Click Download.
- Download the app.
Your application will be available via the Amazon Appstore and in the Start menu. These apps should behave like any other app despite being downloaded on a detour.