Although you can’t run Windows through Boot Camp on Apple Silicon Macs, there are still several ways to run Windows apps on Macs. But you can now do the same on iPhone and iPad, using a new official Windows app.
Microsoft’s new app – currently available in beta – lets you run a remote Windows PC and stream the output to your Apple device…
Run Windows on Mac, iPad and iPhone
With Intel Macs, you can use Apple’s Boot Camp feature to directly install Windows on your Mac, running it alongside macOS. This is not possible on Apple Silicon Macs.
There are still different ways to run Windows applications on Mac, including Parallels Desktop and Crossover. But the new Windows app also brings the same functionality to the iPhone and iPad, along with a web version.
The application allows you to access one or more physical and virtual Windows PCs. WindowsCentral reports.
Microsoft launches “Windows App” for iOS and the web, allowing users to access a Windows PC in the cloud from anywhere.
The application is available in preview now and allows you to connect a Windows 365 PC, Azure Virtual Desktop or Microsoft Dev Box (…)
The new app acts as a customizable home screen that integrates all of Microsoft’s current Cloud PC services, as well as Remote Desktop and RDP connections. It supports multi-monitor setups, custom display resolutions, dynamic display resolutions and scaling, device redirection, and more.
Although this report doesn’t mention Mac, Microsoft’s announcement confirms support.
The Windows app is available for Windows, macOS, iOS, and iPadOS, as well as web browsers.
The Windows option is likely aimed at PC users who need occasional access to a more powerful machine or to share use of a remote machine with others.
As the app is in beta, you can only access it through TestFlight – and Microsoft says access to Mac, iOS and iPadOS is on a first-come, first-served basis.
During preview we use Test flight from Apple, which has a capacity limit. Participation is on a first come, first served basis. If you are accepted into the TestFlight preview, we may not be able to meet your availability for its entire duration. As places are limited, we may rotate participants to reach a wider testing audience. So if there is no capacity now, you may be able to join the preview at a later date.
You can find instructions here.
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