WSATools app

Windows 11 to get WSATools to ease the process to sideload Android apps

Sideloading Android apps will be a lot easier to install on Windows 11 with the WSATools app.

  • WSATools will make it easy to sideload apps on Windows 11.
  • This is a non-Microsoft application that removes the extra steps to install apps outside the Amazon Appstore.
  • You will still not be able to install apps requiring the Google Play Store.

WSATools is a non-Microsoft application that makes it easy to sideload Android apps outside the Amazon Appstore on Windows 11. Although Microsoft has released its first preview of the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) to run Android apps on Windows 11, you are limited to installing apps from the Amazon Appstore. A decision that was not entirely well-received by many users since the store doesn’t provide the same apps available in the Google Play Store.

Alternatively, it’s possible to sideload Android apps on Windows 11, but it requires extra steps and commands that not many users feel comfortable doing. However, the WSATools app (developed by @Simizfo) aims to be an app to make it easy to sideload apps without the need for complicated commands or additional installs, such as the ADB tools.

The only caveat is that you will be able to install any app from any source, but only as long as the app doesn’t require the Google Play Services, which is currently not supported in the Windows Subsystem for Android. Though, you can use these instructions to get around this limitation.

The WSATools app is already listed in the Microsoft Store, and it is expected to be fully available soon.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].