How to Install Google Play Store on Windows 11 WSA? (2023)

Recently, Microsoft made it possible for Windows Insider Preview users to install Windows Subsystem for Android on their computers. Just like its brother, Windows Subsystem for Linux, WSA allows users to run Android apps natively on their computers. However, the term “Android apps” is rather ambiguous. This is because Microsoft only allows you to download and run apps that are available on the Amazon App Store. In addition to that, only selected apps are available on the Windows version of the Amazon App Store for now which means your choices are very limited. However, there is a workaround to that and you can get around to install the Google Play Store on your Windows 11 machine.

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As it turns out, there is the option to sideload Android apps on your computer which allows you to install Android apps on your computer that are not available on Amazon App Store. However, one of the cons to that is that you cannot install apps that require the Google Play Store services. As such, the choices become limited again. However, thanks to ADeltaX on Twitter, you can modify the Windows Subsystem for Android that allows you to then install the Google Play Store on your computer. Once you have done that, you will be able to run any Android app on your computer.

Before we begin, it is important to mention that the process ahead can be tedious for some as it is a lengthy one. However, once you have managed to make it work, it is worth all of the effort. With that said, let us get started and show you how to install Google Play Store on Windows 11 Subsystem for Android.

Requirements for Installing Google Play Store on Windows 11

As is to be expected, to install the Google Play Store, you will have to go through several steps which include setting up different tools via the command prompt. Despite that, you do not have to worry at all as we will be going through each and everything in quite a detail so you just have to follow through carefully. You are going to need the following things to install Google Play Store:

  • Windows Subsystem for Linux
  • Windows Subsystem for Android
  • 7-Zip or any other extraction software
  • OpenGApps
  • WSAGAScript
  • Android Debugging Bridge
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Uninstalling Windows Subsystem for Android

As it turns out, to be able to run the Google Play Store, you will have to install a modified version of the Windows Subsystem for Android. Therefore, since you can’t run the modified and original versions of the Windows Subsystem for Android, you will have to uninstall the original from your computer. Follow the instructions down below to remove the installed WSA from your computer:

  1. First of all, press the Windows key + I keys on your keyboard to open up the Windows Settings app.
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  2. On the left-hand side, click on the Apps option.
  3. On the Apps screen, click on the Apps and features option on the right-hand side.
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  4. Once you have done that, search for Amazon Appstore via the search bar provided.
  5. After that, click on the three dots next to Amazon Appstore, and from the drop-down menu, click the Uninstall button.
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Installing Windows Subsystem for Linux 2

Now that you have removed the original Windows Subsystem for Android from your system, it is time to install the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 on your computer. Installing WSL2 is pretty simple and can be done via a single command. In case you have already installed Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 on your computer, then you can skip this and jump to the next step down below. Otherwise, follow the instructions given down below:

  1. First of all, open up the Start Menu and search for Command Prompt. Then, right-click on the result shown, and from the drop-down menu, choose the Run as administrator option.
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  2. Once the Command Prompt window is open, type in the wsl –install command to install WSL2.
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  3. After the installation has been completed, go ahead and restart your computer to finish setting up Windows Subsystem for Linux.
  4. As your computer boots up, a command prompt window will open up automatically which will configure WSL. Once asked, provide a username and password.
  5. Once you are through that, you have finished setting up WSL2 on your computer. Let us move on.

Enable Developer Mode on Windows 11

After installing Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 on your computer, it is time to enable Developer Mode on your computer. Doing this will enable you to install applications on your computer from any source. Follow the instructions given down below to do this:

  1. To start, press the Windows key + I buttons on your keyboard to bring up the Windows Settings app.
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  2. Then, on the left-hand side, click on the Privacy and Security option.
  3. After that, click on the For developers option provided on the right-hand side.
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  4. Finally, on the For developers screen, enable the Developer Mode by using the toggle provided.
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Downloading Windows Subsystem for Android

As we have mentioned before, to be able to run the Google Play Store on your Windows 11 machine, you will have to install a modified version of the Windows Subsystem for Android. To do this, you will have to first download the WSA package. Follow the instructions given down below:

  1. First of all, head to rg.adguard website by clicking this link.
  2. On the website, choose ProductId from the drop-down menu provided.
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  3. After that, copy and paste 9P3395VX91NR in the search box.
  4. Next to the search box, choose the Slow option from the drop-down menu.
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  5. Then, click the tick button provided.
  6. Scroll down and look for the MicrosoftCorporationII.WindowsSubsystemForAndroid_1.8.32822.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe.msixbundle package.
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  7. The package version i.e. 1.8.32822.0 may differ in your case so don’t just copy-paste the name provided above. You will find this package at the bottom often.
  8. Click on the package to start downloading it. In case you are not able to download it directly, click on the Keep option in the download menu.

Download Open GApps

Now, you have to download the Open GApps tool on your computer. To do this, follow the instructions given down below:

  1. Head to the Open GApps’ website by clicking here.
  2. Under Platform, choose the x86_64 option provided.
  3. After that, select version 11 for Android.
  4. Finally, for the Variant, choose the pico from the list and then click the download button provided to save it on your computer.
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Download WSAGAScript

As it turns out, at this point, we will be downloading WSAGAScript on our computer which essentially is a script that is used to install Google Apps into a WSA image. Follow the instructions given down below to download the script:

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  1. First of all, head to the GitHub repository by clicking here.
  2. Once you are there, click on the Code drop-down menu and choose the Download ZIP option provided.
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  3. Download the script to your computer.

Install 7-Zip

After downloading WSAGAScript on your computer, you are going to need to install 7-Zip to retrieve certain files from the various packages that we have downloaded until now. To do this, follow the instructions down below:

  1. First of all, open up the official page for 7-Zip by clicking here.
  2. Then, click on the Get button provided which will open it up in the Microsoft Store on your computer.
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  3. Finally, click the Get button again to install it on your computer.

Download Android Debugging Bridge Toolkit

Finally, the last thing that you are going to need on your computer is the Android Debugging Bridge which is also referred to as ADB or SDK Platform Tools. To download the toolkit, simply click on this link and then click the Download button to begin the download process. Once you are done with that, it is time to start setting everything up.

Create Required Folders

Now that we are done with the tedious process of downloading all the required tools, it is time to start setting everything up. For this, you will be creating three folders in your system partition which is usually the C: drive. To do this, follow the instructions given down below:

  1. First of all, open up File Explorer on your computer.
  2. On the left-hand side, click on the This PC option.
  3. Then, open up the system partition which, by default, is the C: drive.
  4. Once you are there, right-click anywhere and from the drop-down menu, choose New > Folder.
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  5. Do this process three times to create three folders.
  6. Once you have done that, right-click on one of the newly created folders, and from the drop-down menu, choose Rename.
  7. Name the folder WindowsSubsystemAndroid.
  8. Now, again, right-click on another folder and choose Rename from the menu.
  9. Name this folder GAppsWSA.
  10. Finally, rename the last folder to ADBKit.
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Extract Files to WindowsSubsystemAndroid Folder

At this point, we are going to start the process of setting up everything to create a custom version of the Windows Subsystem for Android. To do this, follow the instructions given down below:

  1. First of all, open up the Start Menu and search for 7-Zip File Manager. Open it up.
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  2. Once the window is open, navigate to the folder where you have downloaded the Windows Subsystem for Android package.
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  3. Double click on it to open it up.
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  4. Then, double click on the Wsa-Package-[version]-Release-Nightly.msix package. Here, [version] is where you will see the version of the downloaded WSA package.
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  5. After that, press the Ctrl + A keys on your keyboard and then click the Extract button at the top.
  6. In the dialog box that appears, copy and paste the C:\WindowsSubsystemAndroid\ path and then click OK.
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  7. Once you have done that, in the address bar of the 7-Zip File Manager window, copy and paste C:\WindowsSubsystemAndroid\ and then hit the Enter key.
  8. After doing that, click on the AppxMetadata, AppxBlockMap.xml, AppxSignature.p7x, and Content_Type.xml files while holding down the Ctrl key on your keyboard.
  9. Then, click the Delete button at the top.
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  10. With this, you are done, and let us move on to the next step.

Extract Files to GAppsWSA Folder

Now, we will be extracting the WSAGAscripts files to the GAppsWSA folder which will allow us to modify the original version of the WSA. To do this, follow the instructions given down below:

  1. First of all, open up the 7-Zip File Manager window.
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  2. Then, navigate to the folder where you downloaded the WSAGAScript zip file earlier.
  3. Open up the zip file and then navigate to the WSAGAScript-main folder.
  4. Once you are there, click on the Extract button and then in the dialog box that appears, copy and paste the C:\GAppsWSA\ path.
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  5. After doing that, go ahead and navigate to the folder where you downloaded the Open GApps zip file.
  6. Once you have located it, select the open_gapps-x86_64-11.0-pico-xxxxxxxx.zip file and then click the Copy button at the top.
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  7. In the dialog box that appears, copy and paste the C:\GAppsWSA\#GAPPS\ path. Then, click the OK button.

Extract Files to ADBKit Folder

Finally, we are now going to extract the ADB files to the ADBKit folder. To do this, follow the instructions that are provided down below:

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  1. To start, open up the 7-Zip File Manager window.
  2. Now, navigate to the folder where you downloaded the ADBKit zip file earlier and then open it up in the 7-Zip File Manager window.
  3. Then, press the Ctrl + A keys on your keyboard and follow it up by clicking the Copy button at the top.
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  4. In the dialog box that appears, copy and paste the C:\ADBKit\ path.

Copy WSA Image Files

Before we move on to modifying Windows Subsystem for Android, we will first have to copy some image files of WSA. To do this, follow the instructions down below:

  1. First of all, navigate to the C:\WindowsSubsystemAndroid\ path in a File Explorer window.
  2. There, copy the product.img, vendor.img, system_ext.img and system.img files.
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  3. After doing that, go ahead and move to the C:\GAppsWSA\#IMAGES folder.
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  4. There, paste the copied image files, and you are done.

Modify Windows Subsystem for Android

After doing all of that, we are finally ready to modify the original version of the Windows Subsystem for Android and make our custom version to be able to install Google Play Store. To do this, follow the instructions given down below:

  1. First of all, open up the Start Menu and search for Ubuntu. Right-click on the result shown and from the drop-down menu, choose the Run as administrator option.
  2. This will launch the Windows Subsystem for Linux on your computer.
  3. Once WSL is up, type in sudo su and hit the Enter key. Provide the password for your account and hit Enter again.
  4. Now, you will have to change your current directory to GAppsWSA. To do this, type in the following command and hit Enter:
    cd /mnt/c/GAppsWSA
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  5. After that, type in the following command to update the Ubuntu operating system:
    sudo apt update
  6. Once the operating system has been updated, you will have to install unzip and lzip tools. To do this, type in the following command:
    sudo apt install unzip lzip
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  7. Follow it up by typing in the following command to install the dos2unix tool:
    sudo apt install dos2unix
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  8. Using apt-get or apt is the same thing, there is no difference.
  9. Now, once you have done that, type in the following commands one by one:
    dos2unix ./apply.shdos2unix ./extend_and_mount_images.shdos2unix ./extract_gapps_pico.shdos2unix ./unmount_images.shdos2unix ./VARIABLES.sh
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  10. To give you an understanding, the above commands will convert the respective scripts to UNIX format.
  11. After doing that, type in the following commands one by one:
    ./extract_gapps_pico.sh./extend_and_mount_images.sh./apply.sh ./unmount_images.sh
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  12. Entering these commands will simply run the respective scripts.
  13. Once you are done with that, go ahead and open up the File Explorer.
  14. Navigate to the C:\GAppsWSA\#IMAGES path.
  15. There, copy the product.img, system.img, system_ext.img and vendor.img files.
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  16. Then, navigate to the C:\WindowsSubsystemAndroid path.
  17. Once you are there, paste the copied image files and click on the Replace the files in the destination option.
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  18. After doing that, navigate to the C:\GAppsWSA\misc path.
  19. There, copy the kernel file and then navigate to the C:\WindowsSubsystemAndroid\Tools path.
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  20. In the Tools folder, rename the existing kernel file to kernel_bak and then paste the copied kernel file.
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  21. With that, we are done with modifying the Windows Subsystem for Android and all that’s left is to install it. Let us move on.

Install Modified Version of Windows Subsystem for Android

Now that we have a modified version of the Windows Subsystem for Android, it is ready to be installed on the system. To do this, follow the instructions down below:

  1. Open up the Start Menu and search for Powershell. Right-click on the result shown and choose Run as administrator from the drop-down menu.
  2. In the Powershell window, copy and paste the following command and hit Enter:
    Add-AppxPackage -Register C:\WindowsSubsystemAndroid\AppxManifest.xml
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  3. Once you have done that, Windows Subsystem for Android should now be installed on your computer.

Set up Google Play Store on Windows Subsystem for Android

At this point, we have successfully installed Windows Subsystem for Android on our systems. As it turns out, now, we are ready to finally set up the Google Play Store. To do this, follow the instructions given down below:

  1. First of all, open up the Start Menu and search for Windows Subsystem for Android and then open it up.
  2. In the Settings window, turn on the Developer mode by clicking the toggle switch.
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  3. After that, click the Manage developer settings under Developer mode.
  4. Make sure that the Share my diagnostic data option is not checked. Then, click the Continue button.
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  5. After that, click the Close button.
  6. Now, open up the Start Menu and search for Command Prompt. Right-click on the result and choose Run as administrator from the drop-down menu.
  7. Type in the following command to navigate to the ADBKit directory:
    cd C:\adbkit
  8. After that, type in the following command to connect to the Windows Subsystem for Android via ADB:
    adb.exe connect 127.0.0.1:58526
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    Note: If you are not able to establish an ADB connection with the above command, you will have to replace the 127.0.0.1 IP address with your IPv4 address. This can be located by simply running ipconfig in a command prompt. The final command should look like: adb.exe connect IPv4Address:58526

  9. Once you have connected to WSA, type in adb.exe shell and hit the Enter key.
  10. Follow it up by typing in su and then hit Enter key. This will give you root access.
  11. Now, to make the Google Play Store work, type in setenforce 0 and hit the Enter key.
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  12. With that done, open up the Start Menu and search for the Play Store. Open it up.
  13. Click the Sign-in button to log in to your Google account. Then, agree to the terms and you should be good to go.
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Once you have followed all of the instructions above, you should now have the Google Play Store working on your computer. You can use it to install any Android app on your computer, have fun.

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FAQs

How do I install Google Play Store on WSA? ›

Once you have done that, you will be able to run any Android app on your computer.
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You are going to need the following things to install Google Play Store:
  1. Windows Subsystem for Linux.
  2. Windows Subsystem for Android.
  3. 7-Zip or any other extraction software.
  4. OpenGApps.
  5. WSAGAScript.
  6. Android Debugging Bridge.
1 Oct 2022

What is the easiest way to install Google Play on Windows 11? ›

QUICK ANSWER

To install the Google Play Store on Windows 11, you first need to uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android and enable Developer Mode. Then you must install the modified Windows Subsystem for Android, which can be obtained from GitHub.

How do I download Google Play Store on my laptop Windows 11? ›

To install the Google Play Store on your Windows 11, first you do need the Amazon Appstore installed on the system. That you can get from the Microsoft store. Additionally, make sure to check that your PC meets the Windows 11 requirements and install all the latest updates before starting the process.

Does WSA need Hyper V? ›

Another requirement of WSA is the Hyper-v, an optional feature of Windows that allows the creation of virtual machines, if you have Windows Enterprise, Pro or Education, the process is very simple, it only requires one command, for windows home tough, you need to upgrade windows or run a script to enable the feature ...

How do I use WSA in Windows 11? ›

You're not limited to the Amazon Appstore. You can sideload virtually any Android apps, and here's how on Windows 11. Jump to: Install WSA.
...
  1. Click the Browse button.
  2. Select the extraction destination.
  3. Click the Extract button.
  4. Open the platform-tools folder.
  5. Select and copy the path from the address bar.
26 Aug 2022

Will APK work on Windows 11? ›

Installing APKs on Windows 11 with WSA PacMan

WSA PacMan takes care of the rest, prompting a message similar to what you would see on Android. You'll also get the option to create a desktop shortcut for your app once installed. From here, the app will function just like any other software on your computer.

Can you play APK on Windows 11? ›

Windows 11 has confirmed to support running Android apps in its new versions in February 2022, and now the public is able to install APK on Windows 11 and run favored Android apps through Microsoft Store. So how to install APK to sideload and run the Android app on Windows 11?

How do I manually install Android apps on Windows 11? ›

  1. Go to the Microsoft Store. Go to the Microsoft Store on your PC. ...
  2. Go to the Amazon Appstore. Type in Amazon Appstore into the search bar and click on the app when it shows up.
  3. Click on Install. ...
  4. Sign in. ...
  5. Follow the instructions. ...
  6. Sign in. ...
  7. Download the Android apps you want.
14 Oct 2022

Can I play Android games on Windows 11? ›

Windows 11, Microsoft's latest operating system, rolled out one of its most anticipated features, Android apps for PC, in February. The Amazon Appstore preview in the Microsoft Store -- where you can download Android apps -- now lets you explore more than 20,000 apps and games, according to Microsoft.

How do I get Android subsystem on Windows 11? ›

To access the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app, go to: Start > All Apps > Windows Subsystem for Android™️ Settings. Learn more about specific settings app features: Manage settings for mobile apps on Windows.

How do I sideload apps on Windows 11? ›

To sideload apps, you have to go into the WSA settings to enable Developer mode, which is under the “Developer” tab. On this same screen, you should make note of the internal IP address, which you will need later. Note that the IP address may only appear when the Android Subsystem is running.

How do I install Google on Windows 11? ›

Here are the steps to install Google Chrome on your Windows 11 computer.
  1. Go to google.com/chrome and click Download Chrome.
  2. On the popup, click Accept and Install.
  3. Your browser will now download the Google Chrome installer. ...
  4. After the download is complete, double-click the installer.
16 Jun 2022

How do I allow Google Play Store? ›

How to enable Android apps on your device
  1. Click on your account photo.
  2. Click Settings, and scroll down to the Google Play Store section and click on TURN ON.
  3. A new window will pop up. Click on Get Started and you'll be asked to agree to the Terms of Service. When you've read and agreed, click Agree.

Why can't I get Google Play Store on my laptop? ›

The apps you see in the Play Store are written to run on devices that use the Android operating system. Your computer probably runs either the Windows or Mac OSX operating system. They aren't compatible.

Is WSA better than BlueStacks? ›

Is BlueStacks better than Windows Subsystem for Android? It depends on your use case. If you want to play Android games, it's better to keep using BlueStacks or other Android emulators instead of WSA.

What is apk installer on WSA? ›

Apk File Installer is a simple apk installer for WSA(Windows 11's Subsystem for Android). Apk Installer currently requires a few prerequisites to work: 1. ( WSA)Windows Subsystem for Android 2.Android Debug Bridge Tip:HOW TO CONNECT WSA? 1. Please ensure that APK installer has been updated to the latest version 2.

Is win11 better than 10? ›

Windows 11 is worth the update for most people. It comes with a wide range of new features, performance improvements, and design changes. As the latest Windows OS, it usually gets more attention than Windows 10, too. There's not too much risk in upgrading to Windows 11, either.

What version of Android is WSA? ›

Microsoft upgraded the underlying layer of WSA to Android 12L back in May.

Can I run win 11 without TPM? ›

So that you can run Windows without TPM 2.0, but your PC won't go with any key or minimal updates, which will lead to data risk, even the PC crashes. So we do not recommend bypassing TPM 2.0 while installing Windows 11.

Does Windows 11 support Android apps now? ›

Microsoft has confirmed that it is now rolling out Android app support to Windows 11 users in 21 more countries. Starting Tuesday, WSA (Windows Subsystem for Android) became available for all Windows 11 users to download to enable Android app support.

Which APK installer is best? ›

The best APK Installer for Android is the one developed by Uptodown. With just one tool, you can install apps, send APKs to another device, manage your installed apps, and explore files. All for free and with total security.

Does Windows 11 have Android emulator? ›

Your Windows 11 install likely doesn't include one of the most-anticipated features of the operating system — native Android emulation. This allows you to run Android apps directly on your PC.

How do I install APK files on Android 11? ›

To install an APK file on Android:
  1. Open your Android device's file explorer app. ...
  2. Locate your APK file in your file explorer app and select it.
  3. The APK installer menu will appear—tap Install. ...
  4. Allow time for the app to install.
  5. Tap Done or Open once the installation is complete.
1 Jun 2022

Why can't I install apps on Windows 11? ›

Run Program Troubleshooters

Here, run the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter and see if it fixes any problems. You can also run the Windows Store Apps tool if you're having trouble installing a Store app. On Windows 11, these utilities are under Settings > System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters.

How do I install incompatible apps on Android 11? ›

How Do I Install Incompatible Apps on Android? Simple Tips
  1. Use a Vpn App to Install Geo-Restricted Apps. ...
  2. Install Incompatible Apps by Sideloading APK Files. ...
  3. Install an App Not Compatible With Your Device by Editing the build. ...
  4. Update Your Phone's Software.
13 Jun 2022

How can I run Android apps on PC without emulator? ›

The three best and easiest ways to run Android games on PC without an emulator are the MirrorTo app, Android-x86 program, or a chrome extension. First, you have to install the Amazon AppStore from the Microsoft store. Once installed, launch this program on your PC. It will install the Windows Subsystem automatically.

Can I play Android games on PC without emulator? ›

You can run Android games directly in the Chrome browser. There is no need for an emulator on your computer.

Is WSA available in India? ›

WSA previously only worked when users switched their region to either the US or Japan, and the Amazon Appstore was also available only in these regions. Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) has passed its beta phase and is now working on all eligible devices.

What is WSA in Windows 11? ›

UPDATED 11/18/2022: On Windows 11, you can now install Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) on your computer to add support to install and run Android apps from the Amazon Appstore (or sideload).

How can I run Android apps on Windows 11 without insider? ›

How to Run Android Apps on Windows 11 Without Windows Insider
  1. Step 1: Install Windows Subsystem for Android. ...
  2. Step 2: Enable the Virtual Machine Platform. ...
  3. Step 3: Install the Minimal ADB Setup in Windows 11. ...
  4. Step 4: Sideload Android Apps in Windows 11.
6 Dec 2021

Is Edge better than Chrome? ›

Both browsers have a decent enough set of privacy and security features, but Edge is easier to navigate and provides more control for its users. However, Chrome has a more consistent update schedule, meaning that malware or exploits will get patched faster than Edge.

Why is Google not working Windows 11? ›

Restart your PC or Laptop

Most of the time Google Chrome stops working when a secondary program of the process is running in the background and it is hindering the process task of Chrome. If this is the issue, then restarting the laptop or pc might be the best solution.

Is Chrome good for Windows 11? ›

Our results show that Chrome (rated 481) is better compared to Edge (rated 329). Fast loading times and minimal response times are vital, both Chrome and Edge offer exceptional web performance on Windows 11.

How can I download apps on my laptop without Google Play? ›

Get apps from Microsoft Store on your Windows 10 PC
  1. Go to the Start button, and then from the apps list select Microsoft Store.
  2. Visit the Apps or Games tab in Microsoft Store.
  3. To see more of any category, select Show all at the end of the row.
  4. Select the app or game you'd like to download, and then select Get.

Does Chrome OS have Play Store? ›

Currently, the Google Play Store is available for only some Chromebooks. Learn which Chromebooks support Android apps. Important: If you use your Chromebook at work or school, you might not be able to add the Google Play Store or download Android apps. For more information, contact your administrator.

Can Play Store work on laptop? ›

here's a quick look at how the Google Play Store works on Windows 11. It lets you run any Android app on Windows.

Does Google Play work on PC? ›

With Google Play Games, you can play mobile games on your Windows computer. If you play games on a PC, you can get better graphics and use a keyboard and mouse. You can sync your progress and earn Play Points whether you play your game on a computer or mobile device.

How do I install Google Play on my smartwatch? ›

Get apps on your watch
  1. If the screen is dim, tap it to wake up your watch.
  2. To see your list of apps, press the Power button.
  3. Scroll and tap Play Store. . You'll be signed in with the Google Account you used to set up your watch.
  4. Scroll and look for the "Apps on your phone" section.
  5. To download the app, tap Install. .

How manually install APK? ›

To install an APK file on Android:
  1. Open your Android device's file explorer app. ...
  2. Locate your APK file in your file explorer app and select it.
  3. The APK installer menu will appear—tap Install. ...
  4. Allow time for the app to install.
  5. Tap Done or Open once the installation is complete.
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How do I force an APK to install? ›

Android 8 or above
  1. On your device, tap Settings > Apps.
  2. At the top-right, tap. .
  3. Tap Special access > Install unknown apps.
  4. Tap the browser from where you will download the APK, such as Chrome.
  5. If prompted, toggle Allow from this source on.
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Why Play Store is not installing? ›

Check your storage space

If your device is low on space, it can stop apps from downloading and installing. Your device may be low on space if: You get a notification about storage space. There's less than 1 GB available on your device.

Can I install APK on smart watch? ›

That leaves Android users with just one option – Wear OS. While Wear OS is rich in features, it's not as polished as watchOS on the Apple Watch. However, just like all Android phones, it's customizable. And along with the apps on the Play Store, you can also sideload APK files just like you can on a smartphone.

Can Wear OS run Android apps? ›

You can get apps and games for your Wear OS watch from the Google Play Store. Tip: To use apps from the Play Store, your watch must run Wear OS 2 or newer.

Is Google available in smart watch? ›

Google Assistant is available on select watches that run Wear OS 2 and 3. To find out if your device is supported, check with your device manufacturer. For now, some features and devices aren't available in all languages or countries.

What is APK installer on WSA? ›

Apk File Installer is a simple apk installer for WSA(Windows 11's Subsystem for Android). Apk Installer currently requires a few prerequisites to work: 1. ( WSA)Windows Subsystem for Android 2.Android Debug Bridge Tip:HOW TO CONNECT WSA? 1. Please ensure that APK installer has been updated to the latest version 2.

Can Chrome OS run Play Store? ›

Currently, the Google Play Store is available for only some Chromebooks. Learn which Chromebooks support Android apps. Important: If you use your Chromebook at work or school, you might not be able to add the Google Play Store or download Android apps. For more information, contact your administrator.

How do I install Google Play on WebOS? ›

WebOS isn't like Play Store. It is a platform (operating system) meant for smart TVs and is usually seen in LG smart TVs. It's like we have Android and iOS for smartphones.
...
  1. On your Smart TV, select Smart Home. LG Content Store.
  2. Log in to your LG TV account.
  3. Select Play Movies app .
  4. Select the Install button. OK.

Is WebOS better than Android? ›

WebOS have a more simplistic view in terms of UI, navigation, etc. While Android TV comes its set of perks like wider options for Google play apps, & more as discussed above. However, users focus not only on the operating system(OS) but also consider design, hardware, varying price, etc.

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