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Progressive Web Apps Compatibility

A quick and dirty list of platforms and distributions methods available for PWA installation

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This list describe where PWAs can be installed (create an icon in the OS with a standalone experience at least)

Android #

  • Browser Installation-WebAPK
    • Google Chrome: Android 4.4+ with Play Services
    • Samsung Internet: only Samsung devices
  • Browser Installation-Shortcut
    • Firefox
    • Microsoft Edge
    • UCWeb
    • Opera
    • Baidu
    • Brave
  • Google Play Store
    • Trusted Web Activities (TWA)
      • Google Chrome
    • Web Views (not recommended)
  • Samsung Galaxy Store (manual submission)
  • Enterprise
    • Managed Play iframe
  • 🛑 No support
    • Facebook Mobile Browser
    • Web Views

On Android, browsers won't be able to install PWAs if the device is in kiosk mode or using some alternative home screen launchers. On those cases, Add to homescreen menu item is not available or if it's available, the icon is never installed

iOS and iPadOS #

  • Browser Installation-WebClip shortcut
    • Safari
  • AppStore
    • WebView (without Service Workers, limitations apply)
  • Enterprise
    • Web Configuration File
  • 🛑 No support
    • Facebook Mobile Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Brave
    • WebViews

Windows Platforms #

Windows 10 #

  • Browser Installation
    • Google Chrome
    • Microsoft Edge (chromium version)
  • 🛑 No support
    • Internet Explorer
    • Firefox
  • Microsoft Store
    • APPX

Windows 10X (future platform, rumours) #

  • Browser Installation
    • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Store
    • APPX

Windows 7 #

  • Browser Installation
    • Google Chrome
    • Microsoft Edge
  • 🛑 No support
    • Internet Explorer
    • Firefox

Windows 8 #

  • Browser Installation
    • Google Chrome
    • Microsoft Edge
  • 🛑 No support
    • Internet Explorer
    • Firefox
    • Store Apps

macOS #

  • Browser Installation
    • Google Chrome
    • Microsoft Edge
  • AppStore
    • WebViews (with no service worker)
  • 🛑 No support
    • Safari
    • Firefox

Linux #

  • Browser Installation
    • Google Chrome (64 bits only
  • 🛑 No support
    • Firefox

ChromeOS #

  • Browser Installation
  • Google Play Store (future)
  • 🛑 No support
    • Trusted Web Activities Android Apps

XBox One #

  • Microsoft Store
    • APPX

kaiOS #

  • Stores
    • kaiOS Store
    • JioPhone Store
  • 🛑 No support
    • Browser

🛑 No support #

  • Smart TVs Stores
  • Apple Watch Browser
  • PlayStation
  • Oculus Browser
  • Tesla Browser


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