Android app on Windows 11

I don’t see anywhere else to ask about this so… How do I get the Rachio app to use on my Windows 11 computer?

@AthenaIt is not yet accessible. Microsoft intends to quickly update Windows 11 to include Android version 13. It might be accessible.

Currently, I’m utilizing Bluestacks 5. It’s a Windows version of the Android emulator. You can access and use all of your Android apps, and it works well with Windows 10 and 11. Additionally, I saw that they have Bluestacks 10, which I haven’t yet tried.

Give it a try.
FYI, I just just opened Bluestacks today and received an alert, this is because I recently upgraded to a new version of Win 11. If you get an error like this (You need to enable Hyper-V) follow the below link to enable it, it’s pretty easy.

Heads up I tried everything on the above link to enable Hyper V and it did not work. At the end of the document it suggests to open a command prompt and run the script. I tried this and it did not work, finally at the bottom of the page it tells you to run the app with Admin rights, by right clicking on it and selecting Run as an Administrator and this worked. I also right clicked on the shortcut and selected Properties and clicked on Advanced and set it to always open with Admin rights.

It will look like this on Win 11

Just use browser access from windows.

Um, the web browser is the only way I’ve ever accessed my controller. I was asking because Rachio doesn’t enable everything in the browser. Personally, I think they should start by making the browser the full function so that everyone can use all functions. Right now the browser, Android, and Apple apps have different capabilities.

There is a different thread where Rachio users are expressing their concern that Rachio appears to be emphasizing the phone app over the web experience. You are correct however, that the mobile app (I use the Android version) does have features that the website does not. It appears to be intentional.

The Rachio App doesn’t seem to be available on the Windows Subsystem for Android. You can opt into that if you want to on Windows 11. Some apps are available, but the Rachio App is not. Here is MS page for WSA and how to opt into it. Windows Subsystem for Android™️ | Microsoft Learn