Android apps on Windows 11 were a big selling point for the operating system, but they didn’t come out for everyone right away. Fortunately, Microsoft is slowly fixing this as it has announced support for a whole list of new countries.
Microsoft’s New List of Compatible Countries for Android Apps
If you’re not a fan of going through bulletpoint lists, OnMSFT summed up the countries in one neat paragraph:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, San Marino, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, and Vatican City.
If your country is now included, you should be able to download the Amazon Appstore and get to using apps. Just remember that you’ll need an Amazon account to use its Appstore.
Not the Be-All, End-All for Excluded Countries
While it’s nice that Microsoft is allowing more countries to use Android apps on Windows 11, it doesn’t mean that those left out can’t use them. In fact, one method lets you install the Google Play Store on Windows 11, which even people in supported countries use if they’re not a fan of using the Amazon Appstore.
However, despite the alternatives existing, it’s still good to see Microsoft pushing the Android app compatibility to more countries. By giving users an officially supported way to get Android apps working, it helps remove a lot of the tinkering involved in running Android apps on a Windows 11 PC, so people spend less time tweaking and more time using their apps.
‘Appy Days for More Countries
As Microsoft rolls out Android apps for Windows 11 to more countries, it will finally help bring one of the more anticipated features of the operating system to more people than ever. Let’s hope the company keeps up the momentum and allows more countries into the fold in the future.