The news that the Microsoft Store in Windows 11 will launch with support for Android apps this fall had many people asking “why?” We are here to tell you how a number of Android apps on Windows 11 will fill the gaps that Windows developers have left out.
Streaming Video apps like Disney+, HBO Max, Paramount+, Peacock, Tiktok, YouTube’s apps, Twitch and others are all examples of apps that don’t currently exist in the Microsoft Store. In order to enjoy these services on Windows tablets, Laptops and Desktops you need to use their web app.
Amazon Shopping App
As an alternative to shopping on Amazon in your browser, you could shop on Amazon in the mobile app.
Education Focused Android Apps
Many education-focused apps like Osmo’s suite of interactive apps, ABCMouse, Khan Academy Kids, ABC Kids.
Smart Home and Utility Apps
Apps like Ring, Hue Essentials, Lucero Smart Bulb, Linksys Smart Wi-Fi, NetGear Genie, myD-Link+, Amazon Cloud Cam.
Amazon’s games library is filled with games like My Talking Tom, My Talk Angela, Hungry Shark Evolution, Lego’s suite of mobile games, Marvel Strike Force, Sonic Forces, EA’s Real Racing 3 and more.
Windows 11 will also support sideloading, to you could use an app like APK Mirror to download and install apps like Amazon does not currently offer. You might have compatibility issues if those app rely on Google Mobile Services but overall the ability to get Android apps onto Windows 11 will ultimately fill the gaps left by apps that never came to the Microsoft Store.