Microsoft has announced that it is pulling support for Android apps on Windows 11. The Windows Subsystem for Android enables Windows 11 users to run Android apps on the OS via the Amazon app Store, or installing directly via a workaround.

I have been using this for some time to run smart home apps on my Surface as they don’t have Windows apps. Microsoft must have decided not enough people are using the feature as an note on the developer page now says:

Microsoft is ending support for the Windows Subsystem for Android™️ (WSA). As a result, the Amazon Appstore on Windows and all applications and games dependent on WSA will no longer be supported beginning March 5, 2025. Until then, technical support will remain available to customers.
Customers that have installed the Amazon Appstore or Android apps prior to March 5, 2024, will continue to have access to those apps through the deprecation date of March 5, 2025. Please reach out to our support team for further questions at We are grateful for the support of our developer community and remain committed to listening to feedback as we evolve experiences.

It’s sad to see another feature being pulled out of Windows, but its not surprising given how many people I know actually use it.

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