Installing Android apps on your Windows 11 PC is possible, but the process can be complicated.
When it comes to completing the task, you have several options. Some solutions are denser than others, while some alternatives are easier to digest.
To make the process as easy as possible, let’s take a look at one of the easiest methods to install the Google Play Store on Windows 11.
Activate Windows 11 Developer Mode
First, you need to enable developer mode in Windows 11, which you can do by following these steps:
- Go to Settings> Privacy and security> For developers
- Change Developer mode to
- Click on Yes to confirm
Enable Virtual Machine Platform and Hyper-V in Windows 11
Next, you will need to enable Virtual Machine Platform and Hyper-V by doing the following:
- Click on the task bar Search icon and type Windows features
- To select Activate or deactivate Windows features
- Check Virtual machine platform and Hyper-V
- Click on Okay and restart your PC when prompted
M1 Macs running Windows 11 through Parallels or similar software do not support nested virtualization, which means Hyper-V is not available.
If you have the right material and Hyper-V platform is still grayed out, you may need to enable the feature in your BIOS.
Download and install the WAS package from GitHub
Finally, you can use this process to download and install the WAS package:
Go to the Git MagiskOnWSA repository
Click it Fork then click on the icon Actions tongue
Click on Build WSA in the sidebar
Click on Execute the workflow and enter the OpenGApps variant you want to use (pico will work well)
Click on Execute the workflow
Click on Build WSA and scroll to Artifacts
Click on the artifact for your Windows 11 build to download
Unzip the artifact, right click Install.ps1, and select Run with PowerShell
Once the process is complete, click on the button Search icon in the taskbar, type Windows Subsystem for Android, and select the entry to open it
Change Developer mode at At, Click on Manage developer settings, then click Carry on
You should now be able to open the Google Play Store, sign in, and access the Android software on your Windows PC. If the application does not appear in the Start menu, you can click the button Search icon and type Google play store to locate the application.
Enjoy using Android apps on Windows 11
The process can be long and complex, but the result is worth it if you are successful. When it comes to accessing the Google Play Store on Windows 11, the method described is easier than most, but still gets the job done.
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