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Update to Windows Subsystem for Android™ on Windows 11 for Windows Insiders

Written By published March 8, 2022

Hello Windows Insiders,

Today we are shipping an update for Windows Subsystem for Android™ on Windows 11 for Windows Insiders (all channels). This update (version 2203.40000.1.0 from the Microsoft Store) includes several exciting new features and improvements, including some major changes to video playback, Windows integration, and security updates.

What’s New

H.264 Video Hardware Decoding

This update allows Windows Subsystem for Android™ to take advantage of hardware accelerated H.264 decoding. This should enable a better experience on several apps in the current app catalog that take advantage of high-definition video playback.

Networking Changes

With this update comes networking changes in the platform to enable future improvements. To help us improve networking features in Windows Subsystem for Android™, we encourage Insiders to file feedback for any network issues encountered in supported apps.

Mail Integration

We’ve made improvements to Windows integration with Windows Subsystem for Android™! In this update, the integration between Windows email clients and mobile apps has been improved. Apps that take advantage of launching a mail client or message should benefit from this change immediately.

MSAA (Multisample anti-aliasing) Changes

While MSAA is a useful feature for several game apps, users were reporting that 4X MSAA could not be disabled. We were previously force-enabling anti-aliasing, which has now been fixed.

Improvements to Input

We’ve made improvements to general input in Windows Subsystem for Android™, including improved scrolling in the Amazon Appstore and Kindle apps.

Known Issues

  • Video playback in some apps may be choppy on certain systems.
  • Coming out of connected standby, apps may be restarted.

Giving feedback

If you are having issues with Windows Subsystem for Android™ – please file feedback via Feedback Hub under Apps > Windows Subsystem for Android™. For more information about troubleshooting and submitting feedback: Troubleshooting and FAQ for mobile apps on Windows.

Windows Insider Program Team