Microsoft previously announced a new Your Phone feature called Apps that would allow you to mirror apps from your phone to your Windows 10 computer. But it was only rolled out to Windows Insider users first, of course, but should eventually become available to everyone. Well, that day has now come, although the initial rollout only seems to be for newer Samsung devices. Still, this is a pretty big feature to have on the Your Phone app and hopefully more Android phones will get it in the coming weeks.
Basically, the Apps feature of Your Phone app will let you see a list of all your Android apps installed on your computer. You can even add your most used apps to a favorites section for easy access. Most importantly, you can launch any of the supported mobile apps from your Windows 10 computer and even launch it in a separate window. The app can also be pinned to the Windows taskbar or the Start menu.
When they first announced it, only certain Windows Insider users could access the apps on their computers. But now Analy Otero Diaz, senior program manager at Microsoft, has tweeted that it has started rolling out to more users. If your phone’s input screen switches to Apps, your device supports it. Currently only Samsung devices such as Samsung Galaxy S9, S10 and S20 series are supported, but we expect it to roll out to other Android devices soon.
Most recent #Your phone feature: Apps, began to roll out further. So, some of you may see your phone screen entry switch to Apps (even if you’re not a Windows Insider). Available on select Android devices https://t.co/2p00jSOkwn #FeatureFriday pic.twitter.com/bWArDMvBWw
– Analyze Otero Diaz (@AnalyMsft) Aug 14, 2020
There may still be limitations according to Win Central, as some apps may block broadcasting to another screen. In this case, you will see a black screen. Some apps and games may also not respond to PC mouse or keyboard, which means it can only work with touch computer. In addition, the audio of your applications will not be played on your computer, but rather on your mobile device.
For now, we’ll have to settle for those limitations until everyone gets on board. Microsoft has also said it will roll out the ability to run multiple apps at the same time later this year.
Source: Android Community