So you want to install the Play Store on your Windows 11 machine? Here’s how.
Before we start there are two things that need to be done.
- Make sure your computer supports Hyper-V, and supports Windows 11 like normal. I.e., if you didn't have issues installing Windows 11, then you're good to go.
- If Windows Subsystem for Android/Amazon App Store is already installed on your PC, uninstall them first. Then restart your computer before continuing.
(I’m only saying that last thing because I had to do the very same in order for WSA to install via the script file shown below.)
1. GitHub file setup
Make sure you are signed in first.
Go to MagiskOnWSA (Link) on GitHub
Click on Fork on the right (see below).
Then, go to the Actions tab.
Click on Magisk, then Run Workflow
It will then ask you to pick the type of Google Apps, type in pico
Then again, hit Run Workflow (should take about 5 minutes).
You should now see a green checkmark next to Build WSA.
Click on Build WSA now. Then scroll down and you’ll see Artifacts. This lets you pick between arm64 and x64. Pick your operating system type. So in my case, with an AMD Ryzen system, I choose x64.
Once it downloads to your PC, open it up and extract the contents somewhere you remember (obviously).
2. Installing Windows Subsystem for Android and the Google Play Store
Once in your file explorer, the extracted folder from the previous step should have the contents in the following photo:
Now take note of the Install.ps1 (this is a PowerShell Script file, this will execute the script embedded in the file).
Before clicking this file, open up PowerShell in administrator mode.
Then copy and paste the following into it:
Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope Local -ExecutionPolicy Bypass
Type A for Yes to All
One last thing to do before running the script is to go to Settings on your PC, search for Developer settings, and make sure Developer Mode is turned on
Now you can go back to your file explorer and right-click Install.ps1 and click Open with PowerShell.
It will install everything and prompt a restart of your PC to have Magisk properly installed. Proceed and restart.
3. Final Steps
You’ve made it this far. Not too much left to get it working.
Hit your Start button, search for Windows Subsystem for Android and open it. This will open up its settings. Make sure Optional diagnostic data is off and Developer mode is on and you're done!
Now simply search for Play Store in your Start Menu and sign in and that's it! You now have the Google Play Store on your Windows 11 PC.