Windows 11 supports Android apps, but you can only use the Amazon Appstore – or can you? You can install the Google Play Store on your Windows 11 PC with little effort.
Installing Android apps in Windows 11 can be done through the Amazon Appstore, but there is always another way to do it. If manual sideloading gets tiresome, you may prefer to go straight to the Play Store. Let’s do that.
Windows 11 PC Requirements
Let’s begin with what you’ll need. This section can be skipped if you have already set up the Amazon Appstore in Windows Eleven. You must install the Amazon Appstore for this section to work. You can download it from the Microsoft Store.
Android apps are now available for Windows 11 in the stable channel, but only in the US as of February 2022. Running Android apps on your PC is already possible if you can run Windows 11. Install any Windows updates that are available before continuing.
The next step is to enable hardware virtualization on your Windows 11 PC. Due to the fact that Windows 11 runs Android in a virtual machine, this is required. Check if virtualization is enabled on your PC by going to the “Performance” tab in the Task Manager. (Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager.)
Then, make sure the Microsoft Store is up to date. Update all the apps on the “Library” page of the Microsoft Store.
Now you’re ready to go! You should reboot your PC if you installed updates to get to this point.
Install the Google Play Store
We will use a tool called “PowerShell Windows Toolbox.” This tool contains a number of useful features, including the ability to install the Google Play Store on Windows 11. It enables a very simple one-click installation that doesn’t require any additional software.