As we all know, Microsoft announced Android app support for Windows 11 users, which means no longer using emulators to run Android apps. The Android Sub-System on Windows will be the best and easiest way to run Android apps, but it is still in beta phase and doesn’t come with the Google Play Store. Instead, there is the Amazon App Store, which doesn’t have a huge library of Android apps like the Play Store.

So, if you wonder how you can expand your Android app horizons, then you can use the following instructions mentioned in this article to install and run the Google Play Store on Windows 11. Without further ado, let’s check it out.

How to Install Google Play on the Windows Subsystem

Thanks

to ADeltaX and Yujinchang08 for making this possible. Here is the guide. Not to mention, this method has a risk and may result in loss of data or damage to your hardware. So proceed at your own risk, as it replaces the kernel.
  • Install the Android Windows Subsytem.
  • Begin by removing the Windows Subsystem from your Windows 11 system.
  • Go to Windows Settings.
  • Select Apps from the left-sidebar, and then select Apps & Features.
  • Scroll down to find Windows Subsystem for Android, then click the triple-dot menu to expand it.
  • Choose “Unistall.”

Turn on Developer mode.

After finishing the uninstalling of Windows Subsystem for Android, you need to enable Developer Mode on Windows 11.

  • Navigate to Privacy & Features from the left-sidebar of Windows Settings.
  • From there, choose Developer and go to For Developers.
  • Use the toggle to enable Developer Mode.
  • When the UAC appears, confirm your action by clicking “Yes.”

Install the Android-Modified Windows Subsytem.

For this, you require a GitHub account with an email address verified. You can sign-up for GitHub here.

  • Go to the LSPosed MagiskOnWSA Github Page.
  • Select the Fork Option, which appears in the upper-right corner. will start loading and copying the code into your account.
  • To open the fork, click on the account in the upper-right corner to expand the menu.
  • Select your repositories and then launch MagiskOnWSA.
  • From the Navigation Tab, select Action, and then select “I Understand My Workflow; go ahead and enable them.”
  • Allow it to run, then select Magisk Workflow from the left-sidebar.
  • When you click the “Run Workflow” button, the link will be created automatically.
  • Next, choose the Gapps Version, which we recommend is PICO. On the pop-up, type PICO or the name of your preferred version.
  • Next, click “Run Workflow,” and the process will begin. Keep patience until it is done.
  • Next, select the Magisk Task Label and then scroll down to the Artifactual tab.
  • That’s it; you’ve installed the ARM version of the WSA package alongside the X86 version.
  • Select the package based on your preferences: PC = X86 to begin downloading and, once completed, which weighs around 800MB.
  • Navigate to the folder where it was downloaded, begin extracting, and then locate the Installed folder.
  • Select “Run With PowerShell” from the context menu.
  • Next, when prompted by a security warning, click Open, and then click Run to grant permission to run with PowerShell.
  • If PowerShell prompts you to agree to any terms and conditions, confirm and accept.
  • When it’s finished, use Windows Search to look for Windows Subsystem for Android on your Windows system.
  • Next, in the Android Subsystem settings, enable Developer mode.
  • Select Manage Developer Settings to grant access to the subsystem and allow/deny diagnosis if prompted.
  • If Windows Firewall prompts you, click Allow access. That’s all there is to it!

It will take a couple of minutes to finish the installation. Launch the Google Play Store by searching for it in Windows Search. After that, sign in to your Google Account to continue using Android apps on Windows 11.

This method is quite identical to what emulators used to do. Remember, while installing Emulators, some emulators ask you to disable Windows Security. That’s the same reason why Windows Security asks you to disable because it does modify the kernel of your system, but those were very well tested and there is no risk of damaging or exploded your system.

Hopefully, this article remains helpful for you and you will be able to successfully use the Google Play Store on Windows 11. If there is any query, share it with us in the comment section down below. Keep an eye out for future updates on the subject.