Last month, Microsoft announced that Samsung Galaxy smartphones would be able to stream Android apps to their Windows devices with the company's Your Phone app.
Previously, this streaming feature was only available to testers on the Windows Insider Release Preview channel. In a new one tweet but Microsoft has now confirmed that the feature is available to all users, including non-Insiders.
If you have a Windows device with version 1809+ and a supported Samsung phone, you will be able to run many Android applications on your device via Wi-Fi + Bluetooth.
Once the pairing is successful, you will be able to see all the installed applications in the "Apps" tab of the "Your Phone" application. You can launch these applications directly at desktop but there is a pitfall - you can not run multiple applications at once until the end of 2020.
The following is a list of supported Galaxy phones:
- Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 +, Galaxy S20 Ultra.
- Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9 +, S10, S10 +, Lite.
- Galaxy Note 9, Note10, Note10 +, Note10 Lite.
- Galaxy A8s, Galaxy A71, A71 5G, A80, A90s, A90 5G, A30s, A31, A40, A41, A50, A50s, A51, A60, A70, A70s.
- Galaxy Fold, XCover Pro, ZFlip.
To use this feature, mobile devices need special support in firmware of the phone, which is currently only available on selected Galaxy phones. This feature could also be used on other Android phones.
At the moment, the streaming capability of the "Your Phone" application will be given only to Samsung smartphones with "Link to Windows" support. THE Microsoft He also confirmed that he is working with Samsung to bring this feature to a wider range of Galaxy phones.