Tech & Science : Android apps under Windows 11: The Amazon Appstore has started in Germany

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had only announced Yesterday to bring the Amazon Appstore and thus Android apps to Germany shortly. Today the time has come, the Appstore can be installed and used. However, we are still very far from the promised 20,000 apps.

The most important info first: The Amazon Appstore is not tied to an insider version, not even the Windows 11 2022 update has to be installed, so it also works with the release version 21H1 from Windows 11 (Build 22000.XXX).

to install the Appstore, simply search for it in the Microsoft Store.

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If you click on "Install", the conditions are checked first. The Amazon AppStore needs the Windows subsystem for Android, so this is downloaded and installed first.

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If the WSA has been installed, a restart is required.

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After the reboot you can start the AppStore. This takes a while the first time because the WSA has to go up, which also takes a little longer the first time. Then you can log in and land on the homepage:

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Currently, an estimated 50 apps and games are listed - or rather, 47 games and three apps. After all, one of these apps is the ZDF media library that I immediately installed.

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The performance of the app is very good for the first impressions, but there is an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X in my PC and thus a highly powerful processor. How the performance of Android apps on weaker systems should be the more exciting question.

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