Google Play Store on Windows 11

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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:

How your folder should look inside

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

How it looks after you hit enter

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

Developer Settings
Developer Mode is 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.

--

--

--

Just a guy with a YouTube channel where I just obsess over Microsoft UI design, news, and other cool stuff.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

When and why use multiple K8s namespaces

Dev Day 10: Simple Player Movement in Unity — Part 1

Git Commands Cheat sheet

Краудзайм Darwinia на Polkadot запущен!

AWS EC2 instance public access

Lesson 4: Essential Tools For Working With Distributed Teams

Advice for New Front-End Developers

Memory Management in Python

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Kweku Asafu-Adjaye

Kweku Asafu-Adjaye

Just a guy with a YouTube channel where I just obsess over Microsoft UI design, news, and other cool stuff.

More from Medium

Integrating RDS Database with Wordpress Frontend.

Trading call sheets for style sheets

A three-dimensional html end tag is lit on a pink and purple background.

How the Internet Works. Browsers. Protocols.

Best Practices of REST API endpoint design