Solved How to play Windows games on your Android phone


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No there is no emulator involved. All you need is a computer running your Windows game and AnyDesk. Install AnyDesk on your mobile phone and connect to your PC. You can even set a password to connect remotely without having to click Accept. Controlling the PC from your mobile launch the game and play. Any game that can be played with mouse only can be played this way. I use it to play the original version of Popcap's Bejeweled 3 because the Android version Bejeweled Classic has some limitations I don't like. I also play ad-free.

The other way around is also possible, that is connect to your phone to play Android games on your computer, but I use Bluestack Android emulator for this which is more convenient and has better performance.
 
Windows Build/Version
Windows 11 Pro 22H2

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 64-bit (build 22631.3672)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    Legacy MBR installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, no WDDM 2.0 graphics drivers, cannot get more unsupported ;) This is only my test laptop. I had installed Windows 11 here before upgrading my main PC. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v23H2 (build 22631.3672)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Gainward NE5105T018G1-1070F (nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Patriot Burst Elite 480GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Stock Intel CPU Fan, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 3.0 graphics drivers, WEI score 7.4
Gotcha!
No there is no emulator involved. All you need is a computer running your Windows game and AnyDesk. Install AnyDesk on your mobile phone and connect to your PC. You can even set a password to connect remotely without having to click Accept. Controlling the PC from your mobile launch the game and play. Any game that can be played with mouse only can be played this way. I use it to play the original version of Popcap's Bejeweled 3 because the Android version Bejeweled Classic has some limitations I don't like. I also play ad-free.

The other way around is also possible, that is connect to your phone to play Android games on your computer, but I use Bluestack Android emulator for this which is more convenient and has better performance.
Your title is misleading, as you are just using phone as a remote connection. The app still runs on pc.

I know of no way a windows pc app can run on an android except some old DOS based games.

Anyway who needs anydesk to do this unless over internet or using Home. There are alternatives - I use splashtop as it has (imo) best interface between device and pc.

If host OS is Pro/Edu, you will get much better performance on a LAN using RDP than any third party tool.

Also the other way round, using WSA is better provided you can side load app.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
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