How to install Android Apps on Windows 11

Microsoft allow installing Android Apps on the Windows 11 which comes with native support for Windows Subsystem WSA.

The Windows 11 officially released on 24 June, this year worldwide. As official, Windows 11 Android 11 support is rolled out to USA market only will take more days to arrived worldwide.

There is an open source tool will let users to run Android Apps on the desktop without third-party emulators software. Right now, In the Windows users in USA can download apps from the Amazon AppStore only as support for others is not available.

In comparison , Amazon AppStore still having limited apps access then Google Play Store which having a huge availability of Android Apps.

Thankfully, You can use the command-line tool to install Android Apps and even run the Windows Subsystem for Android on non-Installer PCs or using the WSA Windows Subsystem,

How to install Android Apps using Open Source Program?

A new app called “WSA PacMan” which is available on Github for review and feedback, let you install Android Apps without opening the command prompt or system settings.

It’s a third-party open source package manager build and designed for Windows Subsystem for Android. It runs the ADB commands in he background to install the Android Apps.

So, users don’t have to make any changes to the app or WSA itself. WSA PacMan is a GUI for the ADB commands and it depends on the original WSA included in the OS without any worriedness to set up.

How to Install Android Apps with WSA GUI

Windows 11 users will following these below steps carefully to work properly.

  • Go to Github’s release page and download WSA PacMan.
  • The PacMan app will automictically connected to WSA to because it uses the default port 58526 for debugging it.
  • In the above screenshot, As you see the WSA PacMan has a simple interface and you just need to locate the APK file that you want to run.
  • You can simply your favourite apk and if you followed the steps correctly.

Any installed by the WSA will show up in your Windows 11 Tab and they can be pinned to the Taskbar.