Android mobile games and applications can be so much fun, don’t you wish you could enjoy them on your laptop or desktop computer? If you don’t have an Android device, or your smartphone or tablet broke, wouldn’t you like to have the same apps and games on your Windows PC to continue whatever you were forced to stop? Heck, maybe you just want to enjoy using your Google Play Store apps and games on a bigger screen with the comfort of a mouse and keyboard.
Well, I have some great news for you! Yes, you can run just about any Android application on your Windows PC. And yes, it is easy. Just follow me through this article, I’ll tell you exactly what you need to do.
First of all, you should download Google Play Store on your Windows PC so you have a way to easily find and install other Android apps onto your computer. But how? You know that the Play Store is designed to function on devices that run on Android Operating System, and your computer is running on Microsoft Windows! Well, it’s actually quite simple.
How to download Play Store on Windows PC
As you know, Google Play Store is the No. 1 store in the digital world for Android content. You can browse, search, and download any kind of content, and most of the apps and games are free of charge. You can find all sorts of mobile games, apps of all types and specialties, books, magazines, movies, music and much more.
All you need to enter this marvelous universe is a Google account. Just create a Gmail account, log in with it, and plunge into Android digital space!
Find a good Android Emulator for PC
To download Play Store on a Windows computer (or any Android app), first of all, you need to find a good Android emulator. This emulator runs a certain system to create Android functions on your Windows. You’ll be able to have Android apps running on your PC, and even the appearance of your computer’s screen will look much like that of an Android device (depending on the emulator you choose).
Regarding Android emulators, there are lots of options to choose from, some free, some paid and some are free with paid premium options. Some of the best free emulators include: Andy, Bluestacks (probably the most famous), droid4x, Genymotion, and Nox.
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Install the Emulator on your computer
Once you find the one that looks best to you, install it to your computer just like you would install any other program: download the program file that is appropriate for the version of Windows you’re running, save the file, and then click through the steps in the installation wizard.
Search for the Play Store APK
Once you’ve installed the emulator on your computer, search for the Play Store APK on our web. There are lots of websites that offer free downloads for the Play Store app (you can find a free, secure download link in this post). Make sure you use a secure website (like ours) and get the Play Store App.
Once it is downloaded, follow the instructions to install it and let the process go (make sure you have the Android emulator running when you try to install the program; otherwise, your computer won’t be able to install the Play Store file because it thinks it can only run Windows files). That’s it!
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Downloading apps from Play Store on Windows
Play Store offers tons of Android apps and digital content. You will be amazed with the variety of apps; anything you can think of in the world of Android digital content is there, all new and updated constantly. Games, apps, media, books and more are there waiting for you, and now available for you on your Windows computer.
Once you’ve installed Play Store on your PC, open the app and sign in with your Gmail address. Then, start searching for apps, games, media, books, magazines, and whatever digital content that Play Store offers. Make sure to take a look at the customer reviews on each application so you can figure the best games and apps as opposed to the the not so cool ones.
Take your time looking at the description of the apps, in order to know if it matches your interests or not. If it doesn’t , forget it and search for another. If it’s what you are looking for, go ahead and click download, and then install the app just like you would on an Android. Run all of your apps and mobile games and enjoy all the Android fun on the screen of your PC. Pretty cool, right?
It is a real joy to shift from the tiny screen of the smartphone to the larger one of the PC. Or to enjoy the Android world without even owning an Android device, for that matter. Nothing is impossible in this huge digital world!