How to Install Android Apps and Games on Windows 11?
Would you like to play Android games on a Windows PC? In today’s article, we’ll show you how to install Google Play Store on Windows 11.
- Getting a Windows 11 computer ready for WSA installation
- Remove any other previously installed WSA packages
- Enable Developer mode in Windows 11
- Establish connection
- Questions and answers
Just a few weeks ago, it was impossible to run Google Play Store on Windows 11. But luckily, now there is a way to use Android apps from Google Play Store with all of their features unlocked on Windows 11. The installation process is not too difficult, and the results you gain are really worth the time you spend.
One little disclaimer here – we decline all responsibility for any possible errors of the software you are going to use, although we haven’t had any system errors or failures in the process of testing.
Before you proceed to download and install software, make sure that additional features such as Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Platform are enabled on your computer.
To do it, click the Start button, and type “Control Panel” in the search field.
Go to Programs&Features. Find the tab “Turn Windows features on or off”.
In the window “Windows Features”, check the boxes for Hyper-V and Windows Hypervisor Platform. Click OK. The system will ask you to restart the computer.
After that, remove any Windows subsystems for Android if they were installed before. This step should be taken before you can install a new subsystem. To remove them, open the Start menu, find “Windows Subsystem for Android”, right-click on it and delete.
Now it’s time to enable Developer mode in Windows. Open Start, go to Settings, and find the “Privacy&Security” tab.
Then go to the tab “For Developers” and enable the developer mode. Click “Yes” in the window that appears.
After that, you’ll need to download the WSA package – which is a modified version of “Windows subsystem for Android”. Follow the link to download it.
Extract the downloaded file to any directory but remember where exactly, because you will have to specify the path to this file a bit later.
Start PowerShell as administrator. Right-click on the “Start” menu, and open Windows terminal as administrator.
In the Command Prompt, type this command Add-AppxPackage -Register and give the path to the file named AppxManifest.xml.
To quickly find this path, go to the folder containing the file and right-click on AppxManifest.xml. Choose “Copy as path” to copy the path to this file into the clipboard, then go to the Command Prompt, paste the path and press Enter. The WSA application will be installed, and its shortcut will be added to the Start menu.
Now you need to download the SDK Platform Tools package. Visit the corresponding website:
Extract the .zip archive to a convenient location.
Then click Start, jump to the tab “All apps” and launch the WSA app.
In the “Developer mode” tab, drag the slider to enable it.
Now you need to open the file option by clicking here, and then the firewall request window appears, so click to allow access. In the window that appears, click “Continue”.
In the IP address tab, click to refresh the address, and copy it.
Have a look at the address displayed in the “Developer mode” tab. It should be the same as yours.
Now go to the folder where the SDK package has been extracted. Hold down the Shift button and right-click on an empty area in this folder, and choose the option “Open in Windows Terminal”.
Now run the command
.\adb.exe connect 127.0.0.1:58526
And paste our address 127.0.0.1:58526, then press Enter.
Then type one more command
Now ADB is connected.
Now you need to authenticate at Google Play Store by running these three commands one by one:
Sign in to your Google account in the app.
That’s all. Now you can install your favorite apps and games: TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and so on.