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How To Install Google Play Store on Windows 11:Step by Step Guide

Are there times when you wish you could get that editing app from google play store to your PC? Or times, when you feel like Microsoft store, is not delivering the applications to help you as your using your PC. Well, what if we told you there is a way to access all the apps on Google play store on windows 11? Here are a few easy tips that could help you install google play store on Windows 11. We have clearly outlined the steps to be followed to help you have access to all the apps you have been missing from google plays store.

It’s important to note that the new Windows 11 comes with a function called the windows subsystem for Android(WSA)). This is what will enable you to download and run all your favorite apps and games. You also need to have some minimum system requirements to help you with installation.

This includes:

  • At least 8GB of RAM AND 16GB free SSD space.
  • Virtual enabled on your PC.

Now that that said let’s get right into it!

How to Install google play store on windows 11.

1. Enable virtual machine platform on your laptop

  • Click on the search button on your homepage.
  • Go to “Turn windows feature on or off”.
Windows feature on to install google playstore
  • Press enter and a new window will open.
  • Find the virtual machine platform and click “okay”.
Virtual machine platform
  • Wait for the installation to finish before restarting windows 11.

2. Turn on developer mode

  • Click on the start button and go to settings.
Developer mode to install google playstore
  • Search for developer settings and turn it on.

3. Download and install the WAS zip file.

Link to access google playstore
  • Wait for the download to finish and go to the file location.
  • Right-click and click on Extract all.
  • Click on browse which will take you to the C drive.
  • Create a new folder and save it as WSA and select the folder.
  • Click on extract and wait for the process to be complete.
  • After the process is complete open the WSA folder and right-click on install.ps1 file.

4. Open Windows PowerShell

  • Click on the Powershell option and allow the administrator option.
  • When it opens, the PowerShell operation will execute and show the operation has been completed successfully.
  • Now you can close all the tabs that were open.
  • Go to your home page and open the windows subsystem icon.
  • Enable the developer mode.
  • You can now access the play store through the search page menu.
  • Sign in and install any app that you wanted.

If the process seems too tedious for you here is a video created by tech hub to guide you through the entire process.

Related articles: How To Open/Access Disk Management in Windows 11? Step by Step 7 Methods.

Raveena is an online content writer eager to inform, inspire and teach.


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