``Windows Subsystem for Android'', a feature that allows you to use Android apps on Windows, is no longer supported & Amazon Appstore for Windows will also be discontinued

It has been revealed that Microsoft's ' Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) ', which supported the ability to install Android apps on Windows 11 from the Amazon Appstore, will be discontinued on March 5, 2025. Along with this, the Amazon Appstore service for Windows 11 will also be discontinued.

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Regarding the termination of Amazon Appstore service for Windows 11

Microsoft to end its Android apps on Windows 11 subsystem in 2025 - The Verge

WSA is an official Windows feature that runs Android apps on Windows 11, and at the time of article creation, it is possible to run only ``Android apps installed from the Amazon Appstore'' without installing a separate emulator. However, Microsoft has announced that support for WSA will end on March 5, 2025. We also made it clear that app stores and games that rely on WSA will not be supported after the end date.

As a result, starting March 6, 2024, Windows 11 users will no longer be able to search the Amazon Appstore and related apps in the Microsoft Store. Installed Amazon Appstores will continue to be available until March 5, 2025, and installed apps can be updated, but new apps cannot be installed.

If you have already uninstalled the Amazon Appstore and want to download it, you can use

this link to go to the store page and redownload it.

Starting March 6, 2025, the Amazon Appstore will no longer be available to Windows 11 users. Apps already installed on the device can continue to be used even after support ends, but they may not function properly over time.

Amazon is continuing its corporate efforts to partner with Microsoft to provide Android apps for Windows 11, and in May 2022, the Amazon App Store for Windows, which was under test, will be expanded from the United States to Japan, France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom. The company had reached the point where it had expanded to five countries, but it was discontinued after about two years of development.

Finally, ``Amazon Appstore'', which allows you to use Android apps on Windows 11, is now available in Japan - GIGAZINE

It is unclear why Microsoft is ending support for WSA, but technology media The Verge says, ``After all, WSA does not support access to Google Play, Google's official app store, and the Amazon app store is of inferior quality.'' This is probably because there was only support for

Please note that only the Amazon Appstore for Windows 11 will be discontinued, and the Amazon Appstore itself will continue to be supported by Amazon.

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