In the beginning of the year Microsoft brought the Amazon App Store to Windows 11, via the Windows SubSystem for Android. The move brought more than 1000 popular games and apps to Windows desktop users, but only in the USA.
Microsoft says they have heard a lot of interest from customers and developers around the world to expand the catalogue and the list of markets supported.
Today, Microsoft announced that within the next few weeks, the Amazon Appstore will expand to 31 countries – including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and more.
Windows 11 users in those countries will be able to enjoy more than 20,000 Android apps and games, including popular mobile games Coin Master, Epic Seven, Machington Mansion, along with family and kids favorites such as Disney Coloring World, KidsBeeTV, Lego Duplo World, and apps like Kindle, Audible, FlipaClip, Lutron to name a few.
To get started, simply head to the Microsoft Store on Windows app. Microsoft says they have made it even simpler to discover Android apps and games. Like any other content, you will now find them in editorials and search results, you will see them in inline ratings and reviews, and you will be able to share a link to your favorite app with your friends.
The Windows Subsystem for Android™ (WSA) continues to get better each month thanks to developer feedback. In the latest release, you will enjoy 2-3 times faster graphic performance with hardware acceleration, DRM video support, improved input handling across touch, mouse and keyboard, and several network and security improvements.
Developers can sign up here to learn more about bringing Android apps and games to Windows 11.