Microsoft debunks rumors about bringing Android apps to Xbox

Microsoft debunks rumors about bringing Android apps to Xbox

The whole conversation started last week when XDA Developers spotted the appearance of the Windows Subsystem for Android app on the Microsoft Store. The page also listed Xbox as a compatible device.

Speculations about Android apps coming to Xbox appeared last week. However, the information has been eventually denied by Microsoft.

According to a new Android Authority report, it was simply an error or placeholder text. As for now, Microsoft has no plans on bringing Android apps to its consoles. And the app’s description has also been fixed.

In June, Microsoft said that Windows 11 will support Android apps. However, the company later clarified that the new feature will be added a few months after the launch of the new OS.

It looks like a Microsoft Store listing hinting at Android apps coming to Xbox consoles might be an error or placeholder text.

A Microsoft source told Android Authority that the company won’t bring Android apps to Xbox consoles. So those hoping to run their favorite mobile games and other apps on console will need to wait for developers to create individual ports.

Original article: September 3, 2021 (2:06 AM ET): Microsoft will offer Android app support on Windows 11 in the coming months, allowing you to use some of the top mobile apps on your desktop, laptop, or Windows tablet. Now, it looks like the relevant software to enable this feature has appeared online.

XDA-Developers has spotted the appearance of the Windows Subsystem for Android on the Microsoft Store, and you can also download it. Unfortunately, the outlet noted that the app only issues a black window when launched.

What’s more interesting however is the fact that this app page lists the Xbox as a compatible device. More specifically, it lists the Xbox One as a minimum requirement. Check out the screenshot below.

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