Windows 11 allows you to add your favorite applications to the taskbar, customize the Start menu, and add the Amazon application store. In addition to many changes, the latter allows you to run Android applications on your Windows 11 desktop or laptop.
However, adding the Amazon App Store and (subsequently running Android apps) is not a straightforward process.
There are a couple of changes that you would need to make them work. Once done, you will be able to add the store to your Windows 11 system with ease. Fortunately, it is a one-time process and does not take long.
This post will describe how to add Amazon App Store in Windows 11.
One of the main reasons to add the Amazon App Store is to run Android apps. To do this, your PC must meet some of the following requirements.
1. Windows version : You will need to register your Microsoft account with Windows Insider and the Beta channel. For those who don't know, the Beta Channel offers more polished Windows features that are ready for public release.
If you haven't signed up before, please follow the steps below to do so,
Step 1: Press Windows key + i to open Settings and select Windows Update from the left panel. To link your account, tap on the Windows Insider Program and the system will guide you through the next steps.
2. Virtualization : Virtualization is a critical hardware-based feature required to run Android applications that you will download later.
However, virtualization may or may not be enabled on your system. To check the status of your PC, open Task Manager and select the Performance tab.
To see the status, check the lower right corner of the Performance tab. If it's enabled, you're good to go. But if not, you may need to enable it.
However, enabling virtualization differs from PC to PC. And you will have to refer to your laptop / processor online manuals to enable it.
3. Credentials : For now, you will need an Amazon US account to access the store. Naturally, if you don't have one, you will have to create one.
Let's see how to add the store.
How to add Amazon App Store in Windows 11
Step 1 : Go to Settings on your PC and select Time and Language from the left panel.
Under Language & Region, click the drop-down menu next to Country / Region and select United States from the menu.
Step 2 : Next, find 'Turn Windows functions on or off' in the Start menu and click to open it.
Once inside, check the option of 'Virtual machine platform'. And at the same time uncheck the option of 'Windows Hypervisor Platform'.
Here, Virtual Machine Platform allows you to create or run virtual machines on your Windows operating system. On the other hand, the Hypervisor platform can interfere with the execution of virtualization applications. Therefore, we have disabled it.
Save the settings and restart your PC.
Step 3 : After your PC boots up, it is time to download and install the Windows Subsystem.
The Windows subsystem will allow your PC to run Android applications in the future. Fortunately, the installation process is easy and you must follow the instructions on the screen.
Step 4 : Lastly, download and install the Amazon app store from the link below.
Like the previous one, the installation process is simple and takes just a minute.
Once done, restart your PC.
Step 5 : Now, all you need to do is log into the Amazon app store with your Amazon US credentials.
As noted above, the process doesn't end with just adding and installing the Amazon app store. You can download and install individual Android apps like Kindle, YouTube, and Instagram and run them here.
Yes, no more web versions of these apps!
Amazon App Store Settings
Similar to the Amazon app store on your phone, the store on your Windows 11 system also gives you the option to tailor it to your liking.
For example, you can enable parental controls by installing the application on your child's laptop. However, you will need to enter the app password to enable / disable it.
At the same time, you can choose to turn off notifications and other news if you want to remove distracting notifications.
All you need to do is click the Settings option on the left and get started.
With the ability to add the Amazon App Store, you can run Android apps on Windows 11. And the fact that all Android apps run just like they do on your phone is what makes the effort worthwhile.
So which app will you download first?
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