Android, the mobile operating system from the search giant Google, has close to 75% of the market share. Android’s Store (called as Google Play) has millions of free apps.
Since a significant number of PC users are using Android phones and most of the Android apps and games are not available for Windows 10, Microsoft is bringing Android apps to Windows 10 using the built-in Your Phone app in Windows 10.
Mirror Android phone’s screen on Windows 10 to use Android apps on Windows 10
Sure, there are many Android emulators out there to run Android apps and games on Windows 10, but Your Phone makes it possible to run Android apps on Windows 10 without emulators like BlueStacks, WindowsAndroid, and YouWave. Besides that, these emulators are not easy to use.
Your Phone app already supports texting from your Windows 10 PC as well as accessing photos on your Android phone right from your Windows 10 desktop. The Your Phone app now gets the ability to mirror Android phone screen on Windows 10 desktop thereby bringing millions of Android apps and games to Windows 10.
Phone Screen feature, which is currently in Beta and not available to everyone, is a new feature in the Your Phone to enable you to mirror Android phone’s screen on Windows 10 computer.
Requirements to mirror Android phone’s screen on Windows 10
There are some requirements to mirror Android phone’s screen on Windows 10 using Your Phone app.
# Your Android phone must be running Android 7.0 or later
# Windows 10 PC with Bluetooth radio that supports low energy peripheral role. Most computers don’t support it!
# Build 18335 or later builds of Windows 10
# Android phone must be on and within the Bluetooth range
Even if your phone and PC meet all mentioned requirements above, you might not be able to mirror Android phone’s screen just yet as the feature currently available only on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+/S9/S9+ phones and Surface Go running 18335 or later builds.
How to use Your Phone to run Android apps on Windows 10
Once the feature is widely available, we will update this article with how to run Android apps on Windows 10 with screenshots.