Windows 11 Reactions: It Runs Android Apps! (Kinda)

Publicado el 24 jun 2021
Windows 11 is official and it is... very glassy.

Joanna Stern's WSJ piece:

MKBHD Merch:

Tech I'm using right now:

Intro Track: Windows 11 Startup Sound
Playlist of MKBHD Intro music:



  • I'll just use emulator

  • i hate using microsoft teams but its compulsary that we have to attend a lecture on teams i like zoom and teams has lot of problem.

  • I will wait until it's been out for a while and whatever glitches that surface are fixed. Windows 10 works fine for me. I'm not a techie who needs to keep up with the latest. I probably won't upgrade until I absolutely have to.

  • pick up where you left off, ugh, why now when im almost jobless 😒

  • can you still go to your apps from the front?

  • we just copy and pasting intros now?

  • I'm in a dilemma. Should I upgrade to windows 11 if anyone sees this comment

  • Why do people unlike these kind of videos?🤦

  • good vid crap win11 just like 8 and 10. funny how you can buy a new pc with a 1ghz cpu but if u got a 2 year old pc with 4ghz 8 core cpu and 32gb ram it wont run because you dont have cpu security chip 2.0 aka tpm.. wow seems they just want to push you into buying a new pc at amazon.

  • Hey im from future and now win 11 can run android apps

  • i'll need it

  • Is this version out right now the beta version or is this the real thing?

    • Windows 11 has been officially released on October 5th

  • It sucks!

  • Always problem with windows Confusion

  • Bought Skype to develop Teams...

  • Actually windows will be able to install and run apks without the Amazon app store soon.

  • Can they just give me XP back?

  • 6:17 So you will be able to install an android app from windows store with amazon account? OK. But will it recognize APK file extension and install the app the same way as on Android phone (if unknown sources are allowed) standalone?

  • Basically all those are coming in windows 11 all are mostly copy paste from Ubuntu 20.04 or later they have done before also. Windows 8, windows 10 also.🤭

  • Vista was okay. Was great in visual but really bad for gaming. I still have my vista laptop (since 2008), still runs and I never had an OS problem unlike XP. Windows 11 feels like they added Vista's smooth visual UI designs to Windows 10 and called it Windows 11. Windows 7 + 8 = Windows 10. Windows Vista and Windows 10 = Windows 11 the way I see it.

  • It better have a dark mode

  • Why force people open an Amazon account just to install android apps when I have it all on play store. Thumbs down for Microsoft.

  • Does apk files work

  • 4:22 that's in windows 8

  • I'll NEVER update to win 11 until they either release win 11 ltsc or win 11 server Cus of TRASH TEAMS ITS A STUPID DUMB APP

  • I love to watch Marques his passion for what he does is contagious

  • amazon app not available per windows store.......

  • WIN XP was good but despite its long run on the market it still had some issues. Windows 7 was almost as perfect as you can get.

  • Great unbiased review, keep up the good work and yesI like the idea of running android apps on Windows as long as they don’t make me jump through hoops to do it….

  • microsoft just wont do anything right, is on their core.

  • Zoom sucks because it from Communist China!

  • Real Android Apps suppose to be from the Google Store! Not Amazon! Also My Laptop have a Touchscreen,

  • u jinxed it

  • now its official to compare android to iOS;)

  • 3 years ago bought a non plus ultra Zenbook and already been asked in the store what I want with the high-end part 😅 ...well now to get the message that my Zenbook is too old for Windows 11 and is not supported. 🤬 For me as a consumer this is absolutely the last... this is another reason why all devises are now Apple and he bought us a MacBook Pro last year. BR from germany I like your channel 🙌

  • ❓QUESTION: If Android apps are supported can't you just install the entire Google play store like you would on a fire tablet? Yo if someone knows the answer let me know

  • heyy marques brownlee is there any way that i can bypass my google verification on my samsung s7 i really need to get back my phone up and running it works really well but i hard reset it because i had forgotten my password to unlock the phone and i ended up getting google verification popping up and also dont have the email or password to bypass it.I really need your help or if is anyone else in the comments who had this same problem and had gotten through can u please help me out i will be much appreciated,thankful and grateful for your help.🤝✌☺

  • *cries in 9 year old pc*

  • The pretty asphalt macroscopically stain because joseph routinely blink over a vague step-brother. loose, incandescent tuba

  • I've known about Blustacks but it seemed kinda clunky, so I've preferred just loading apps in the web browser when they work. So kinda looking forward to using some of these social media apps natively! ... Once I'm convinced that the gaming switch will be smooth that is.

  • I just upgraded to 11 and all my software from 10 are working perfectly fine i have some cracked software they are also running fine and same goes for the cracked games. So if you have a compatible machine just update without worrying.

  • Yeah I'd be lookin forward to use Snapchat on my Laptop for chattin when I'm not on Phone so that may come in handy

  • Excellent video, thanks for all the heads up!

  • The Amazon AppStore thing is such a let down. I hope they will support apks.

  • The start menu looks lke the start menu on chromeOS

  • Microsoft is still relevant?

  • Win 11 and Kaby Lake, some in, some out, Why?

  • The 👍👎 cycle goes back even further: Windows 98 👍 Windows Me 👎 Windows XP 👍

  • marques .yes, having the ability to run android apps on my pc is definitely of interest -PJ

  • Another Windows 11 video and another one that ignores the lack of compatability. Says a lot about how many ESmainrs are out of touch with those how can't just keep buying the latest PC - or maybe they just don't want to rock the apple cart. More tons of e-waste for the environment. Nice one Microsoft.

  • Dude you sound white..

  • Thank you!

  • Great, Amazon just deleted my account...

  • You jinxed it!

  • Damn i just realized that u had a window lighting in the background of ur video

  • I heard Vista was awful

  • i wanna see some app for cpu temp gpu....default in windows 11 and some start info if i wanna use Android apps then auto instal all program for use it. Why they dont make this to core windows 11. They says windows 11 best place for gaming and give us 0 app for gamers

    • @SISSYPUSS Ye but why not have that install it automatically with Windows. This app is very important, for safe run PC and gamers .

    • These apps - Core Temp HWMonitor Speed Fan Open Hardware Monitor Real Temp AIDA64 Extreme CPU Thermometer Speccy HWiNFO

  • Great so I basically won't be able to download all of the apps I've already purchased on the Play Store?

  • i still kinda prefer the window 10's flat box-ish minimal look over the windows 11 and really hope windows would provide an update which allows the UI to look like that of windows 10... before you come at me that i haven't used it, i have used it ...and don't like it and the whole system has moved from a very minimal icons and UI to a not so modern one.

  • Windows, an operating system frustrating the users since the start of it's inception, lol ...

  • I just want Android and Windows to work together in such a way so I can do an "airdrop" equivalent of files. When I am done editing my photos and digital art, I just want to drop it on my phone instead of emailing it to my phone.

  • Don't forget about 8.1 it's actually pretty good almost as good as 7 even better than 10 if you didn't use AMD graphics card or windows store

  • I'm sorry but you are just Awesome. Great Video

  • Awesome review. Thanks for explaining how to run Android apps on Windows 11.

  • Thanks Marques! Your word means a lot so, I’m upgrading without hesitation! 👍🏾

  • Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos? Hmmm 🤔

  • Pokemon go spoofing bout to go hard

  • Well this is just beginning of copy macOS style to Windows, just look at their icons and the GUI you will know. this is nothing new..this is just like samsung copied Apple iPhone design..

  • Love it so far!!!!

  • Hi there MKBHD thanks for giving a very detailed and aesthetically accurate review about the UI and UX appearence of W11 , my question is that nowadays people are into gaming and streaming I don’t see any features that can help out gamers and switching there games and settings for streaming and broadcasting. So its more like a cooperate flat business user like themes but no gamers like look and feel So maybe they will add it later but this is my observation that you could have put in this video. Thanks from Pakistan 🇵🇰. Galactus Gaming.

  • The entire presentation just looks like a gigantic resource hog. Are there still options to disable all that nonsense so it doesn't take too long to start up?

  • Windows 11 makes me wanna get into Linux more then anything


  • If android apps run smoothly in windows 11 then i hope they bring back windows phone 😊

  • I had been a windows user and a mac user but with windows 11 I hope I can get the Mac like User experience with Windows. Would prefer Windows for gaming and Mac for working any day !

  • Sounds like still no ESmain app for Windows. nay

  • if your laptop is not recommended for windows 11, do we get at some point or..........

  • They need to make an OS centered around gaming since gaming is so huge nowadays.

  • that windows cookie though...sweet

  • 0:03 There was a Windows Logo In the background!

  • that cycle started with the MSDOS days 3 good / 4 bad / 5 good etc....

  • Peace.. Shalom.. Salam.. Namaste and Thank You for your efforts 🙏🏻 😊 🌈 ✌ 🌷 ☮️ ❤️

  • where is win 9??

  • Fuck amazon and its app store.. Why do you have to bring that shit into the mix?

  • Can I run a .APK or not???

  • Vista was fine, and basically a minor upgrade to XP.

  • Software engineer of 20+ years, here. Do NOT upgrade. You've been warned.

    • @Nina rani Bhoi can i go back to win 10 if i have already updated to win 11

    • @UFC FLORIDA simple its way too slower than windows 10

    • why?

  • Thanks MKBHD for the info

  • One day windows will only work on Surface Pros, and it will suck.

  • Why does Microsoft has to make a whole different new system every time instead of keeping just one and continue updating it?

  • Behind marques is windows which have lights of sun

  • Thanx so much .. u r great 🌷

  • windows 11 I mean

  • i love the concept of windows 10 and centered taskbar. i have it installed on my laptop and it is incredible!!

  • You forgot Windows ME (Millennium)

  • And nobody even mentions the way they have hidden commonly used submenus into submenus so that you now have to right click to get your now useless options in which you have to pick more options and find what you always been using there. and how many other things have been scrambled as well. I don´t think I gonna like Win11 because they have again gone for the mobile functionality for this which never worked well for actual computers. I won´t say I hate it before I tried it out for some time but minimalistic design have gone too far when the news are around re-introduced "rounded corners" instead of square and flat single colored themes. it is a thing with the simple looks that kinda works but I expected the future to have more colors than Windows 3.11 with animations and beautiful interactions worthy the computing power we have today. but Instead we get this along with nothing else than more restrictions and third parties that gonna learn everything about your behavior and earn money from it. Win7 was absolutely the best layout so far in terms of visual and logical design and if you did not like it anyway just put your own custom skin and change ANYTHING you want from windows and menus with some simple tools and you have your own unique experience. and now? BIG NEWS: you can pick your own wallpaper and adjust the window color a bit.. wow.

  • Only Reason For Windows 11 to fail could be android app not taking touch responses From the foldable laptop for 2 in 1 surface

  • NO still 11 sucks..! still ingrease lettersize... wtf on tabblad still small letters still blinking screen overall not for me 11

  • "They might've just broken the cycle"?? Not if you have a perfectly fine 7th-gen cpu. That's the kinda crap that Apple does ... except even Apple doesn't send 4 year-old devices to their graves (pre-M1, anyway.) At least Apple has greed for an excuse. It's not a GOOD excuse but at least it's not totally capricious like the MS decision for Win 11

  • It’s disappointing that they had to do the weird side load project for the android apps thing but I kind of can’t fault them/understand because I just don’t think Google would work with Microsoft on that