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Soon launch Android apps on Windows 10 PC via Your Phone app, as Samsung & Microsoft collaborate

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Samsung and Microsoft have collaborated to bring a new and interesting feature to Your Phone app on Windows 10. Users will be able to launch multiple Android apps directly on Windows 10 PC when connected to Samsung smartphones via Your Phone app.

Microsoft has demoed how the feature works via two GIFs. It has also revealed that the feature will roll-out in November.

We all rely on a variety of devices everyday across our work and personal lives, which often leads to disconnected experiences. A phone buzzing while you are in your work flow on your PC is the last thing you need, especially with the constant stream of interruptions we are facing while trying to work in new conditions. Microsoft’s Your Phone app and Link to Windows integration on select Samsung devices, enables you to stay in the flow by allowing you to take calls, check notifications, see photos and messages, all from your Windows 10 PC. Now, on your Samsung Galaxy Note20, you can access and interact with your favorite mobile apps directly on your Windows 10 PC through the Your Phone app [1].

GIF shows Samsung phone connecting to PC apps

When you launch an app, it opens in a separate window, allowing you to multi-task and saving you the time and hassle of sign-in or set up. You can also pin your phone’s Android apps to your Windows 10 taskbar or Start menu for quick and easy access, making things like checking out your social feed or ordering your lunch while you wrap up a conference call even easier, without ever picking up your phone.

Ability to run multiple apps simultaneously will start rolling out in November 2020.GIF shows Your Phone app, showing mobile apps on PC screen

This is how Samsung describes the feature on its official page.

Own every screen. Open multiple apps directly on your PC via the Start menu or Taskbar. Enjoy the best of your social media feeds, connect with friends, and even order dinner – it’s a snap when you have the apps.

*Users must link their Galaxy device to their Windows PC through ‘Link to Windows’ on phone and Your Phone app on PC, follow the set-up prompts, including being signed into same Microsoft account. Link to Windows is preloaded on select Galaxy devices. Your Phone requires latest Windows 10 Update on the PC. Galaxy device must be on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the PC.

*Some mobile apps may restrict content to be shared on other screens or may require a touch screen to be able to interact with them.

Ability to run multiple apps simultaneously will start rolling out in November 2020.