Google announced Google Play Game last year, which allows Windows users to play Android games on Windows machines. Similarly, Microsoft also announced the Android Subsystem with Windows 11. Google Play Games is currently available in a few countries out of 120, including Australia, Europe, Singapore, Thailand, the US, and now India. We can expect a full release soon. With the closed beta, Google will gather feedback and improve accordingly.

To ensure a better gaming experience, Google will release a native Windows app. Microsoft has partnered with the Amazon AppStore to offer Android apps on Windows via the Windows Subsystem for Android.

Download Google Play Games.

Google Play Games is now available in India and can be installed on Windows 11 devices. After downloading Google Play Games on your computer, use your Google Account to continue. Upon launch, you will find a library of games. Google allows developers to publish their games specifically on Google Play Games for Windows. Popular games such as Jetpack Joyride, Mohjang Village, Blade Idle, Ludo King, Pixel Starships, Hitwicket Superstars, and more are available.


Note: If your computer is incompatible with Google Play Games, you will be notified, and the installation will not continue.

Enable Windows virtualization.

Enable the Virtualization Platform in the BIOS

  1. Open Windows Settings and head to Recovery.
  2. From there, look for Advance Startup and click on Restart, which takes you to Advanced Startup Settings.
  3. Go to Troubleshoot, then Advance Option, and choose UEFI Firmware Settings.
  4. Restart, and then go to BIOS/UEFI Settings.
  5. It will take you to the BIOS. From there, look for Virtualization settings and check under the Advanced or Security Section, depending on your Motherboard OEM.
  6. Look for virtualization Technology or virtualization and enable it.
  7. Save and exit to save the settings.

Note: Settings could vary depending on your device.

Enable virtualization in Windows 11.

  1. Open Windows Search and search for Turn Windows Feature on or off.
  2. Enable Hyper-V, the Virtual Machine Platform, and the Windows Hypervisor Platform by checking the checkbox for those.
  3. Click on OK, and then restart your computer to save the changes.

How to Set Up Sign-In for Google Play Games

To get started with Google Play Games, follow these simple steps:

How to Play Android games on Windows with Google Play Games, now available in India.
  • Sign in to your Google Play Games account.
  • Browse the Library and choose the game you want to download.
  • Click Download and wait for the game to install.
  • Launch the game and start playing!

Google Play Games is now available in India and supports Hindi and English. It even includes India’s most popular game, Ludo King. Once you sign in to Google Play Games on your Windows device, your progress will sync across all Android platforms, including smartphones, tablets, ChromeOS, and Windows computers.

Keep in mind that Google Play Games for PC doesn’t allow sideloading. If you’re looking for a better experience, consider using an Android emulator like Bluestacks or Gameloop. However, Google Play Games offer several advantages, including improved controls through mouse and keyboard input and the ability to use a larger screen.

Windows 11 Requirements

To run Google Play Games on your Windows device, you’ll need to meet the following requirements:

  • Windows 10 v2004 or higher or Windows 11
  • CPU with four cores or higher
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630 or better GPU
  • 10GB of SSD storage and at least 8GB of RAM
  • CPU virtualization is enabled.

With these specs, you can sync your progress and earn play points whether you play on your computer or mobile device.

Google Play Games PC Requirements

Keep in mind that even if you meet the PC requirements, you may still not be able to run Google Play Games Beta on your computer. Additionally, the in-game settings may allow you to tune your performance.

Minimum requirementRecommended for better gameplay performance
OSWindows 10 (v2004)Windows 10 (v2004)
StorageSolid State Drive (SSD) with 10 GB of available storage spaceSolid State Drive (SSD) with 10 GB of available storage space
Memory8 GB of RAM8 GB of RAM
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 630 GPU or comparableGaming-class GPU, like Nvidia GeForce MX450
Processor4 CPU physical cores (some games require an Intel CPU)8 logical cores (some games require an Intel CPU)
Other requirementsWindows admin account Hardware virtualisation must be turned onWindows admin account Hardware virtualisation must be turned on

Please note that not all Android apps can be run or sideloaded at this time due to the limited number of games available. Google has committed to working with developers to optimise their games and include keymapping for keyboard and mouse.

Please remember that both Google Play Games and the Windows Subsystem of Android are not available to everyone. In comparison to other prominent Android emulators such as BlueStacks and GameLoop, they offer keymapping for games, custom keymaps, and a better overall experience.