Amazon and Microsoft announce next steps for bringing the Amazon Appstore to Windows customers


At Microsoft’s Windows Event earlier this year, Microsoft and Amazon announced plans to bring the Amazon Appstore to the Microsoft Store on Windows 11. For Amazon Appstore developers, this means expanding their ability to reach hundreds of millions of new customers on Windows.

Today we’re launching the first phase of this program by opening a limited selection of Amazon Appstore apps to Windows Insider community. Microsoft is inviting Windows Insiders to gain early access and explore a preview of mobile app functionality that will be offered to customers. The Amazon Appstore apps featured in this phase of the program are part of a closed beta, and include apps like Kindle, Khan Academy Kids, and United Airlines.

We are excited about the progress we are making with the program and look forward to sharing more details for how Amazon will provide developers with the opportunity to make their Android apps available to Windows 11 customers.

If you’re not developing for the Amazon Appstore, the best way to get started is to submit your app to unlock the benefits of the Amazon Appstore.


1) My app is already on the Amazon Appstore. When will it be included on Windows 11?
The Amazon Appstore team will share more details over time in the coming months. Developers who aren’t currently part of the Amazon Appstore can submit their Android apps here.

2) Who is included in the Windows Insider Program?
The Windows Insider Program is an active community of Window’s biggest fans who get to be the first to see what’s next and help shape the future of Windows.

3) How do I receive updates about Windows 11 eligibility?
The Amazon Appstore team will share an update via email as more apps are eligible for Windows 11. Developers can also sign up here to receive updates about the program.