Easy way to play Android google play games on a windows PC


sdowney717

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I was looking for a way to do that, and not finding decent easy to setup app. Then I found out Google created one in beta. Right now has a few hundred android games. And so far they work great, smooth perfect on my new Precision 7530 laptop. They keep adding more games. These games are in the Play Store.

I put this on 2 laptops so far, other is ASUS Q525U, mostly for the grandkids who are 11 and younger, one is 6.

It does require Hypervisor turned on, which the app will do automatically for you if it sees it is not there. I figure it must be creating an android virtual machine or something like that.

One advantage is the kids wont be taking my phone to play games on.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    some kind of old ASUS MB
    CPU
    old AMD B95
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8gb
    Hard Drives
    ssd WD 500 gb
This is a good project. But I've used Bluestacks lately. It used to be garbage, but now it's actually very decent. You can install any Android games you want.

Back in the day Genymotion was really good and still is...Can run full Android OS.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 build 10.0.22631.3296 (Release Channel) / Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo A485
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700U Pro
    Motherboard
    Lenovo (WiFi/BT module upgraded to Intel Wireless-AC-9260)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    iGPU Vega 10
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" FHD (built-in) + 14" Lenovo Thinkvision M14t (touch+pen) + 32" Asus PB328
    Screen Resolution
    FHD + FHD + 1440p
    Hard Drives
    Intel 660p m.2 nVME PCIe3.0 x2 512GB
    PSU
    65W
    Keyboard
    Thinkpad / Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    SecureBoot: Enabled
    TPM2.0: Enabled
    AMD-V: Enabled
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 build 10.0.22631.3296(Release Preview Channel)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    i7-7700k @4.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus PRIME Z270-A
    Memory
    32GB 2x16GB 2133MHz CL15
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW 11GB
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" 10-bit Asus PB328Q
    Screen Resolution
    WQHD 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB ADATA SX8000NP NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4
    PSU
    850W
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Cromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    AC WiFi Card
This is a good project. But I've used Bluestacks lately. It used to be garbage, but now it's actually very decent. You can install any Android games you want.

Back in the day Genymotion was really good and still is...Can run full Android OS.
I tried BlueStacks couple years ago or so, and it had issues.
Recently tried some of these which I could not make work

So was happy to find out Google is making their own emulator. And real easy to setup and use.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    some kind of old ASUS MB
    CPU
    old AMD B95
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8gb
    Hard Drives
    ssd WD 500 gb
I saw a system requirement early last year was for Intel 630 graphics, but, this is working ok on my i7-8550 cpu with 620 graphics.
Being beta software, looks like they are expanding which CPU it runs on. I notice they ask for feedback on how the games work.


I broke the screen on it, but found I can connect it to an HDTV by way of the HDMI port, so is still a useful computer. I removed the hinges, it simply is a flat small PC now. Ideally a wireless HDMI might be nice, but I think they are expensive, maybe when they get cheaper and better.
Years ago, I put an NVME WD black 512mb in this. The MB has a slot for a single NVME of 2 lanes of data (x2), not 4 (x4).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    some kind of old ASUS MB
    CPU
    old AMD B95
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8gb
    Hard Drives
    ssd WD 500 gb
The Microsoft Subsystem For Android had crazy requirements to install and to run it.

Not worth it!
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 24H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP ZBook G2
    CPU
    Intel® Core i7 5500u
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Family Graphics AMD Firepro 4150M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Audio
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Mouse
    HP USB Mouse
    Antivirus
    Zone Alarm Free Antivirus/Zone Alarm Free Firewall NEXT GEN
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 24H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Zbook G4
    CPU
    Xeon 1535m v6
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Quadro Pro 4100
    Sound Card
    Bang and Olufson Audio
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD
    Mouse
    HP USB Mouse
    Antivirus
    Zone Alarm Free Antivirus/Zone Alarm Free Firewall NEXT GEN

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