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Microsoft opens Microsoft Store on Windows to third-party app stores from Amazon, Epic Games, and others

Microsoft is opening up its Microsoft Store to third-party storefront apps from corporations together with Amazon and Epic Video games.

In a blog post, Microsoft Store GM Giorgio Sardo known as it a “vital replace.”

“Identical to every other app, third-party storefront apps may have a product element web page that may be discovered through search or by searching – in order that customers can simply discover and set up it with the identical confidence as every other app within the Microsoft Store on Windows,” Sardo wrote. He stated “we glance ahead to welcoming different stores as effectively sooner or later.”

The information builds on Microsoft’s strategic strikes to entice app builders to its platforms. It beforehand introduced it’s working with Amazon and Intel to permit Android apps to run on Windows 11. Customers will discover them through the Microsoft Store and set up them through the Amazon Appstore.

The adjustments are a part of a broader refresh of the Microsoft Store, together with assist for extra sorts of apps, a brand new revenue-sharing choice for app builders, editorial content material, and extra. The brand new Microsoft Store will launch alongside Windows 11 on Oct. 5, and launch on Windows 10 within the coming months.

“Our dedication to being an ‘open Store for an open platform’ isn’t simply concerning the numerous technical underpinnings of how apps are constructed. It’s additionally about ensuring our enterprise phrases are truthful and assist promote innovation,” Sardo famous in at present’s weblog submit. “For example, the Microsoft Store on Windows not requires app builders to share income with Microsoft, when apps handle their very own in-app cost programs.”

Microsoft will release Windows 11 on Oct. 5 as a free improve for current Windows 10 machines, and pre-installed on new computer systems. Microsoft will use what it calls a “phased and measured strategy” that assesses a PC’s specs to decide when Windows Replace will provide the improve.

Saying extra steps to open the @MicrosoftStore on #Windows to all builders – together with different stores and browsers. Welcome to our new companions. We glance ahead to persevering with this journey with app builders.

— Giorgio Sardo (@gisardo) September 28, 2021
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