New Microsoft Store rolled out on Windows 10, bringing more apps and a new look
The new Microsoft Store is now available on Windows 10. The new store supports unpackaged Win32 apps, which means there will be many more apps available on Windows 10 PCs. In addition to adding app support Unpackaged Win32, the new Microsoft Store has a new look, improved search and several other new features. It has been completely rebuilt and is part of Microsoft’s refocus on delivering apps through its store on Windows.
Rudy Huyn, the main architect of the Microsoft Store, shared the news on Twitter. Huyn explained that the new store will roll out gradually to Windows 10 PCs, so you might not see it immediately. Those who want to try out the new Microsoft Store shouldn’t wait long. Huyn said, “Don’t worry, it will happen to you quickly!”
The new Microsoft Store on Windows 10 has some limitations compared to its Windows 11 counterpart. Specifically, the new Microsoft Store on Windows 10 does not support Android apps. Windows Insiders can currently test support for Android apps in limited capacity on Windows 11, and the feature is expected to be fully rolled out next year. Support for Android apps appears to be exclusive to Windows 11, at least for now.
Our editor-in-chief Daniel Rubino met up with Giorgio Sardo, CEO of the new Microsoft Store, for an in-depth discussion in October 2021.