How to use Android apps on a Windows PC without emulator

Using Android applications on a Windows PC without an emulator (and free) is now possible.

You no longer need an emulator on your PC to use Android apps on Windows. Thanks to a new feature built into Microsoft’s operating system, it is now possible to run Android applications directly on your computer.

To do this, Microsoft has incorporated a new tool in the “Your Phone” function integrated into Windows 10, which allows access the list of apps on your mobile and run them from your computer.

These apps are will run in a separate window on our Windows 10 computer, and it will be possible to control them from the PC.

So you can easily use Android apps on your PC

In order to use this new function integrated in Windows 10, it is necessary meet a series of requirements. The first is to have a Windows version equal to or higher than the October 2018 edition, although it will also be necessary to be part of the Insider program.

On the other hand, it is worth mentioning that, at the moment, this feature only works with Samsung mobiles. The complete list of supported terminals is as follows:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 +
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10 +
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 +
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e
  • Samsung Galaxy A8s
  • Samsung Galaxy A30s
  • Samsung Galaxy A31
  • Samsung Galaxy A40
  • Samsung Galaxy A41
  • Samsung Galaxy A50
  • Samsung Galaxy A50s
  • Samsung Galaxy A51
  • Samsung Galaxy A60
  • Samsung Galaxy A70
  • Samsung Galaxy A70s
  • Samsung Galaxy A71
  • Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A80
  • Samsung Galaxy A90s
  • Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 +
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

With these requirements in mind, the process for run Android apps on PC it’s simple. You just have to follow these steps:

  1. On your mobile –connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the computer–, display the quick settings menu and activate the “Link to Windows” option.

  2. On the computer, open the “Your phone” application included in Windows 10 and wait for the connection to the mobile to be made.

  3. Enter the “Apps” section, located in the task bar on the left.

  4. Select one of the available apps to run it.

That’s it. With these steps, you could have open an application on your mobile in a separate window from your computer, which you can drag, minimize or even anchor to the taskbar to be able to run it later.

Windows itself explains that, today, this function has some limitations: some games and applications They are not compatible and sometimes they will stay hung on a black screen. Others, on the other hand, may not be prepared to be used with a keyboard and mouse.

They also state that, in some cases, it is possible that audio from applications plays through the phone’s speakers and not through those of the computer itself.

Later, Microsoft will enable the ability to run multiple applications simultaneously on the computer. This function, of course, will be exclusive to the new Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra for a while.

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