Amazon App Store makes its way to Microsoft Store

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  • Amazon App Store now available in the Microsoft Store.
  • At the moment, the app store is not functioning.
  • This could be an indication that Android support is soon coming to Windows 11.

The Microsoft Store has a new guest; Amazon App Store. Microsoft had made an announcement in June that Android Apps would be coming to Windows 11. 

This means that Android apps that users will be able to download popular apps such as Tiktok right from their PCs. Exciting isn’t it?


The app store will however be limited to some PCs that meet certain requirements. You will require Windows 11 and 16GB RAM to take advantage of the Amazon app store. Although the app is unavailable, users can see it.

WalkingCat first spotted the listing and was quick to share the link on Twitter. There is a redeemable code to download the app but it will not function at this time.

APKs vs Appstore

Before the Amazon appstore, users were generally accustomed to installing APKs. Although it has worked, the Amazon appstore interface will provide a more familiar and simple interface that a majority of people are familiar with.

With the new interface, people can browse for apps while inside the Microsoft Store but will be redirected when they want to install an Android app.

Regardless of how you end up with an Android app on your PC, you must use the Windows Subsystem for Android.

On Twitter, it seems users were quick on their feet to download it but were hit with the news that it was a placeholder. Nevertheless, they should be patient as it will be finalized soon.

No exact date

Microsoft confirmed that the October 5 launch of the new OS will not include Android app support for Windows. An integration for Android apps on Windows 10 is already available but a preview will  be available in the coming months but no word yet on the official release date.

Microsoft has a long term plan to include more stores but Amazon will be the first to launch.

What Android App are you expecting to download once it is available in the Amazon App Store? Let us know in the comment section below

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