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Launch of the Amazon App Store on Windows 11

A month after Microsoft rolled out its first major Windows 11 update, the company added several new features, including an Amazon App Store.

Starting today, Windows 11 users in 31 countries (including Australia) will be able to access over 50,000 titles through the Amazon App Store. These include older phone-compatible apps such as Project Makeover, Evony: The King’s Return, Coin Master, Kindle, and Audible.

Additionally, the ESPN app is now available in the Microsoft Store, joining Hulu, Netflix, Discord, Vudu, Tubi, Crunchyroll, TikTok, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video.

On top of that, Microsoft has continued to focus on simplicity and functionality with its Windows 11 updates. Most of them are minor, but welcome changes.

Tabbed File Explorer: File Explorer tabs will allow customers to organize files and easily switch between folders. It’s designed to simplify everyday tasks and make collaboration easier with OneDrive integration.

Taskbar improvements: Two much-requested improvements to the taskbar will allow you to see all your overwhelmed apps in one space, as well as providing easier access directly to Task Manager.

Suggested actions: This new feature anticipates customer needs and suggests actions they want to take, such as automatically highlighting phone numbers to call or future dates to save as events in your calendar.

Photos app: At the end of October, the Photos app organizes your photos from your phone, camera, and OneDrive.

Starting next month, iCloud integration for the Photos app will allow Windows 11 to access all of your iPhone photos with a direct connection to iCloud Photo Library.

With the recent launch of Microsoft’s new Surface tablet, these new features bring Windows 11 closer to all tablet-based operating systems.