Microsoft Store to permit Third-Party Browser with Their Own Engines

The debut of Windows 11 is the best occasion for Microsoft also to introduce some pretty big updates for that Microsoft Store as well, together with a new policy regarding browsers.

Beginning with this refresh, the Microsoft Store allows third-party browsers using their very own engines, unlike other stores that need browsers to use the native engine available on the platform.

“In June, we updated our policies for browser apps, enabling developers to bring their very own browser engines (rather than counting on the OS’ web platform) and continue to innovate with their consumer experience. Today we’re welcoming two browsers, joining Microsoft Edge in the Microsoft Store on Windows: Opera and Yandex Browser,” Microsoft says.

Third-party app stores

Additionally, Microsoft says it will also allow other app stores to be indexed by the Microsoft Store, including the Amazon and the Epic Games Store.

The Amazon Appstore will be used by Microsoft to provide easy access to Android apps, that will run natively on Windows 11 once the new operating-system launches.

“We’re announcing another significant update to the Microsoft Store on Windows policies, which will allow third-party storefront apps to become discoverable within the Microsoft Store on Windows. As with every other app, third-party storefront apps will have a product detail page that can be found via search or by browsing – so that users can easily find and do the installation with similar confidence just like any other app within the Microsoft Store on Windows. Today, we are sharing that Amazon and Epic Games will bring their storefront apps to the Microsoft Store over the next few months, and we look forward to welcoming other stores too in the future,” Microsoft said.

Windows 11 will launch next week, so the new Microsoft Store changes will even come into effect a few weeks.

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