Microsoft Your Phone app can now run multiple Android apps simultaneously

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Microsoft Android apps

Back in August, Microsoft released a major new feature for its Your Phone app – the ability to run Android apps on Windows 10 PCs. This feature streamed Android apps to PCs via the Your Phone app into a stand-alone window and allowed users to pin them to taskbar, just like regular desktop apps.

Mobile phone and Windows laptop highlighting Your Phone Apps feature.

Until now, this feature can only stream one app at a time. Today, Microsoft announced that it is rolling out the ability to run multiple Android apps via the Your Phone app for Windows Insiders. However, this new capability will be available only for select Samsung smartphones. You can find the requirements and recommendations for this new multiple apps feature here.

Microsoft Your Phone app streaming feature offers:

  • See a list of your installed Android apps directly within the Your Phone app.
  • Add your frequently used apps to the favorites section or search among your apps for even quicker access.
  • Launch any mobile app directly from your PC.
  • Apps and your mirrored phone screen launch in a separate window on your PC.
  • Pin your mobile apps to Windows Task bar or Start menu.
  • Stay in the know by keeping an eye on the app notification badging (unread notifications) in the All apps list or your Favorites.

Apps feature requirements:

  • PC running Windows 10 October 2018 Update or later. However, we always recommend updating to the latest version of Windows 10, Your Phone app and Link to Windows.
  • Available on select Android phones running Android 9.0 or greater with the Link to Windows integration. Check out the list of supported phones below.
    • 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 Note20
    • Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
    • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
    • Samsung Galaxy Fold
    • Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
    • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Phone and PC must be on the same Wi-Fi network.

If you have a supported Samsung handset, check your Your Phone app to see if this great new feature has reached your device.

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