A week ago we posted on a hack to install the Google Play Store and Google Play Services in Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) for Windows 11.
That allows access to a much wider range of Android applications, vs the very small 50 app limited selection from the Amazon App Store.
That process was pretty convoluted, however, including requiring the use of a Linux environment on Windows. Now the same team has created a somewhat simplified process using GitHub Actions to customise the WSA.
If you’re on Windows 11 and would really like to run Android applications properly – instead of using the Amazon App Store – this is the way to go.
I’m not a Windows user so I’ve not tried the steps in the article myself. On some of my Linux devices which also support Android, my preference has always been MicroG + F-Droid + Aurora Store. This combination seems to be an even easier option to install on Windows too, since it doesn’t hit the same sign-in issue that the hack has to work around.
So personally, I’d recommend this MicroG combination as the way to go if you want to run more Android apps on Windows 11.