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How to install the Google Play Store on Windows 11: A step-by-step guide

Want to install Google Play Store on your Windows 11? Here’s how to do it.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:54 IST
Windows 11
You can run the Android apps on your Windows 11. Just install the Google Play Store on Windows 11. (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)
Windows 11
You can run the Android apps on your Windows 11. Just install the Google Play Store on Windows 11. (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)

Google Play Store has a vast range of apps starting from messaging, gaming, shopping to various other specialised and utility apps for day-to-day purposes, serving everything from professional, entertainment and many other purposes. But is your Google Play Store system stuck to just your Android phone? Well, actually you can bring these applications to your computer, simply by installing the Google Play Store on your Windows 11 computer. Your latest Windows 11 supports these Android apps, which can be downloaded with the official method from Amazon's Appstore. But if Google Play Store is your go-to option to download the Android apps, then here is the simple step-by-step guide to download and install it on your Windows 11. But before that, let's check the requirements for your computer to install Google Play Store.

Pre-requirements to install Google Play Store on 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.
  • Check that your Microsoft Store is updated to the latest version.
  • Check that your Windows 11 PC has hardware virtualization enabled. To do so, Go to the “Performance” tab in the Task Manager with Ctrl+Shift+Esc. If it's not enabled, then you need to enable Intel VT-X in your computer's UEFI firmware (BIOS).
  • Once everything has been checked, then let's start the process to install Google Play Store on Windows 11.

How to install Google Play Store on Windows 11

Step 1:

To download and install the Google Play Store on your Windows 11, you need a tool called 'PowerShell Windows Toolbox', which has been suggested by How to Geek

Step 2:

So, to download the Google Play Store, first visit the GitHub page via the link: https://github.com/windowtoolbox/powershell-windows-toolbox. 

Step 3:

Then, scroll down to the How to Use section and then copy the code under the 'Easy Start Command' option. 

Step 4:

Now, run the Windows PowerShell on your PC as an Administrator. For that, go to the start menu, search the tool and then tap on 'Run as Administrator'.

Step 5:

Now you need to paste the earlier copied code in PowerShell and click on Enter. 

Step 6:

Then, wait for a few seconds and click on the “Install Google Play Store for Windows 11” option available at the bottom of the page. This will replace the Windows Subsystem for Android with a new package. Enter 'P' to go ahead.

Step 7:

Here, you will get a new bit.ly link which you can copy-paste into your browser to download a ZIP file. Once it is downloaded, then enter the path of the file in PowerShell. 

Step 8:

Once all of it's done, you will find the Google Play Store in the Start Menu with your other apps. Now you can sign in with your Google account in the Play Store and enjoy the downloaded apps from it in your Windows 11!

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First Published Date: 19 Mar, 14:40 IST
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