Resizable streaming Android apps may be coming to Your Phone on Windows 10 soon

Microsoft just recently started rolling out the ability to stream multiple Android apps from your phone to your Windows 10 PC, but fans are never satisfied and have already moved on to the next issue.

That issue is that the tall and narrow aspect ratio of Android apps are not very well suited to the landscape screens of PCs and laptops, and that resizable windows for the apps on the desktop would be ideal.

In a tweet, Vishu Nath teased that this feature may be coming, noting that in his screenshot the Android app windows, which are streaming from his Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, do not exactly have 25:9 aspect ratio of that device.

Microsoft is currently rolling out the ability to run multiple Android apps via the Your Phone app for Windows Insiders. However, this new capability will be available only for select Samsung smartphones.

Microsoft Your Phone app streaming feature offers:

  • See a list of your installed Android apps directly within the Your Phone app.
  • Add your frequently used apps to the favorites section or search among your apps for even quicker access.
  • Launch any mobile app directly from your PC.
  • Apps and your mirrored phone screen launch in a separate window on your PC.
  • Pin your mobile apps to Windows Task bar or Start menu.
  • Stay in the know by keeping an eye on the app notification badging (unread notifications) in the All apps list or your Favorites.

Apps feature requirements:

  • PC running Windows 10 October 2018 Update or later. However, we always recommend updating to the latest version of Windows 10, Your Phone app and Link to Windows.
  • Available on select Android phones running Android 9.0 or greater with the Link to Windows integration. Check out the list of supported phones below.
    • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
    • Samsung Galaxy S9
    • Samsung Galaxy S9+
    • Samsung Galaxy Note10
    • Samsung Galaxy Note10+
    • Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
    • Samsung Galaxy Fold
    • Samsung Galaxy S10
    • Samsung Galaxy S10+
    • Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
    • Samsung Galaxy S10e
    • Samsung Galaxy A8s
    • Samsung Galaxy A30s
    • Samsung Galaxy A31
    • Samsung Galaxy A40
    • Samsung Galaxy A41
    • Samsung Galaxy A50
    • Samsung Galaxy A50s
    • Samsung Galaxy A51
    • Samsung Galaxy A60
    • Samsung Galaxy A70
    • Samsung Galaxy A70s
    • Samsung Galaxy A71
    • Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
    • Samsung Galaxy A80
    • Samsung Galaxy A90s
    • Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
    • Samsung Galaxy S20
    • Samsung Galaxy S20+
    • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
    • Samsung Galaxy Note20
    • Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
    • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
    • Samsung Galaxy Fold
    • Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
    • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Phone and PC must be on the same Wi-Fi network.

If you have a supported Samsung handset, check your Your Phone app to see if this great new feature has reached your device.

via WindowsLatest

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