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Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA)

13 reviews
556.6 k downloads

Install Android apps and Uptodown's store on Windows 11

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Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) is the official Microsoft app for installing and using Android apps natively on Windows 11. After installing it, you will be able to move around the internal memory of an Android emulation, but without any store installed.

Therefore, you'll need to have a store to be able to install app. Officially, you can install the Amazon App Store from the Microsoft Store, but many apps are not available there. The workaround is to sideload other stores, such as Uptodown's, as well as other APKs without being forced to install Amazon's app store. As a result, you will have a wider variety of apps available.

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To install the Uptodown App Store on Windows 11, you need to download Android SDK Platform-Tools in order to execute ADB commands. After downloading it, move its content to a C:adb path in Windows and, then, save the Uptodown App Store APK there as well.

From Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA)'s settings, enable the developer mode too, which will allow you to execute commands via ADB to the local address—one associated with the Android installation.

Once everything is in the same folder, create a .bat file with the following content:


cd c:/adb

adb connect

adb push uptodown-app-store-4-65.apk /storage/emulated/0/


The text following "push" must be the name of the APK downloaded from the Uptodown store. After executing the file you just created, you should receive a message like "uptodown-app-store-4-65.apk: 1 file pushed, 0 skipped. 11.8 MB/s (9966769 bytes in 0.804s)".

If done right, the main root of the Android subsystem will include the Uptodown App Store APK. After that, you can run it and install all the Android apps included in the store, whether they are social networks or even games. Uptodown App Store will now appear as a native app in Windows. You can also install APK Installer or Chrome to be able to download APKs from other sources.

So, if you want to use Android natively on Windows and enjoy the entire Uptodown catalog, download Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA)!

Reviewed by Alberto García Translated by Uptodown Localization Team

Information about Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) 2311.40000.5.0

License Free
Op. System Windows
Category Emulators
Language English
Author Microsoft Corporation
Downloads 556,647
Date Jan 8, 2024
Content Rating All ages
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Older versions

msixb 2311.40000.4.0 Dec 18, 2023
msixb 2311.40000.3.0 Dec 11, 2023
msixb 2310.40000.2.0 Nov 20, 2023
msixb 2309.40000.8.0 Oct 23, 2023
msixb 2308.40000.4.0 Oct 16, 2023
msixb 2308.40000.3.0 Sep 25, 2023

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1 day ago

wsa pacman

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7 days ago

I like the application

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2 months ago

not so my windows

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in 2023

best of the best

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