install any Android app on Windows 11

Microsoft already allows the installation of Android apps on Windows 11 and so it is already possible to install at least a collection of 50 applications that are available through the Amazon Web Store. But in the midst of all this, there is big news. It’s also possible to install any Android app on Windows 11 and we’ll explain how you can do it right now! Step-by-step and without major difficulties!

Windows 11: See how to install any Android app!

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Let’s start with the requirements that are necessary for Android apps to work on Windows 11.

Right from the start, the PC must be running Windows 11 and more specifically with build Build 22000. xxx, or higher.

Then we need to have virtualization enabled in the BIOS. We’ll explain in another article how you can do this.

However, our PC’s region must be set to the United States.

In addition, you must be registered as Windows Insider and subscribe to the Beta channel. At this point in the championship and considering that so many people have done it to reinstall Windows 11 this shouldn’t be complicated.

You will also need to create an American Amazon account to access the Amazon Web Store.

With all this, you have to follow this link to download the Amazon App Store. However, when installing an Android app the Android subsystem for Windows will be installed.

download the Amazon App Store

Install any Android app on Windows

Initially, and as we only have access to about 50 apps, it is undoubtedly worth resorting to external APKs to put all the applications we want on Windows.

If you already have the Android subsystem installed on Windows, now it’s time to download the SDK Platform Tools. So check this link and download the Platform-Tools SDK for Windows.

SDK Platform Tools

Then launch Windows Subsystem for Android and activate Developer Mode, or if you prefer, the mode for programmers.

Note the IP address that appears in Windows Subsystem for Android. If not, click on Refresh.

Now launch the terminal and navigate to the Windows Subsystem for Android folder you downloaded.

Download the APK you want to install on Windows and place it in that folder.

In the terminal enter the following command:

.\adb.exe connect

Note that you should replace with the IP address that Windows Subsystem for Android gave you.

Once the connection has been established then type this command into the terminal now.

.\adb.exe install ‘ apkname.apk ‘

Note that the apk name must be replaced by the name of the app you downloaded and want to install on Windows.

And ready to go the Android App will appear in the Start menu.

Some apps that rely exclusively on Google services may not work.