Use WinGet to install Microsoft Store Apps and Applications

Install Apps from the Microsoft Store using WinGet

Back at Build 2020, Microsoft showed a new package manager for Windows called WinGet (Currently in Public Preview). The winget command-line tool enables IT Pros and developers to discover, install, upgrade, remove, and configure applications on Windows 10 computers. This tool is the client interface to the Windows Package Manager service. One of the latest experimental features added to WinGet is the capability to also install apps from the Microsoft Store.

WinGet integrated perfectly into Windows 10, you can use it with the existing command line, PowerShell or the new Microsoft Terminal. If you want to learn more about WinGet, check out the official Microsoft Docs.

Enable the Microsoft Store apps experimental feature in WinGet

Microsoft Store App support in WinGet is currently implemented as an experimental feature. It supports a curated list of utility apps from the Microsoft Store.

Screenshot Winget features
winget features

To enable Enable the Microsoft Store experimental feature in WinGet, open the WinGet settings by typing:

winget settings

Now add the following part to the settings file:

"experimentalFeatures": {
       "experimentalMSStore": true
   },
winget settings
winget settings

Now you will also get apps from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10. You can verify the sources with the following command:

winget source list
Use WinGet to install Microsoft Store Apps and Applications
Use WinGet to install Microsoft Store Apps and Applications

And you can start installing apps from the Microsoft Store using WinGet. Don’t worry if you can’t find some of the apps in the Microsoft Store by using WinGet, since it is in preview only a small set of applications form the store are enabled to be installed by WinGet.

Conclusion

I hope this blog post helps you to enable the experimental feature in WinGet, which allows you to install apps from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment. And if you want to learn more about WinGet, check out Microsoft Docs, where you can also learn how to build your own packages.