Windows Insiders in Japan can now test Android apps in Windows 11

Arif Bacchus

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Microsoft is expanding the availability of Android apps on Windows 11. Now, Windows Insiders who reside in Japan and are running Windows 11 Version 22H2 or higher can also enjoy the feature, in beta, by downloading the Amazon App Store app.

This availability in Japan comes several months after Microsoft rolled out Android apps in Windows 11 to everyone in the United States. Microsoft says this is the first step to making the preview available in other countries and regions.

Do remember, though, that Android apps on Windows 11 are (officially) limited to what’s available in the Amazon Appstore. After you go through the initial install and have the Windows Subsystem for Android on your PC, you can make some tweaks to run certain apps outside the Amazon Appstore, but it’s not officially condoned. We talked about this in the video below.

Anyway, Windows Insiders in Japan who want to test out this experience need to update the Microsoft Store to 22206.1401.6 (or higher) first. Then, install the Amazon App Store from the Microsoft Store. Of course, this is granted that you meet the minimum system requirements.