As the days go by, Windows 11 brings all the features that Microsoft guarantees. One such feature is the launch of Android apps on the Windows Operating System. To accomplish that, Microsoft already introduced the Windows Subsystem for Android as the first step, and now paving the way for installing the Google Play Store on Windows 11 PC. We need to appreciate ADeltaX to build the WSAGA script tool for installing Google Play Store on Windows 11 system.

In the last days, it was only possible to download Android apps on Windows 11 through the Amazon AppStore. The situation has changed significantly, and now you can download the Google Play Store and excitedly manage millions of apps according to your concerns. Anyway, in this article, we will teach you easy ways to install Google Play Store on Windows 11 PC. Then let’s take a look.

Easy steps to install Google Play Store on all Windows 11 systems:

In order to install the Google Play Store, something needs to do beforehand; you need to activate the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Virtual Machine Platform features. To activate these features, 

  • Firstly, press Windows + I simultaneously to open the Settings app.
  • Then select Apps from the left pane menu and click on the Optional features option.
  • Now scroll down and click on More Windows features under the Related settings section.
  • In the Windows features window, locate and tick the checkboxes beside the Windows Subsystem for Linux and Virtual Machine Platform options to activate it and click on the OK button. 
  • Let’s wait for some time for Windows to install these features on your system.
  • Once the installation process gets completed, then go to Windows 11 Start menu and select Microsoft Store.
  • In the Microsoft Store’s search bar, type Ubuntu and click on the Get button on the Ubuntu page to install it on your system.
  • When you install Ubuntu, restart the system to let the changes take place.

Then you need to tweak Windows Subsystem for Android to run the Google Play Store on Windows 11. For that need some basic requirements, Windows Subsystem for Android msixbundle, Google Apps package installer and File Archiver Tool (WinRAR, 7-Zip)

Install Google Play Store via Linux PowerShell:

The below-given steps are so simple, without any anticipation, you can complete the entire process, please have a look,

  • Firstly, install the Windows Subsystem for Android msixbundle package from the link above given. 
  • Then go to its directory and right-click over the .msix file, then Open with->WinRAR archiver.
  • Now you can head to the .msix package and double-click on it, and copy all the files from there.
  • Then move on to the Windows installation drive (generally C: drive) and open a new folder, rename it as Windows Subsystem for Android and paste the recently copied files there.
  • Inside the newly created folder(recently copied files) locate and delete AppxBlockMap.xml, AppxSignature.p7x, [Content_Types].xml, and AppxMetadata files. If any prompt appears on the screen, click on Yes.
  • Further, go to the Github repository site, click on the Code button, and click on the Download ZIP option from the sub-menu.
  • Once downloaded, go to the Download directory, and from the list of files, select and double-click on the WSAGAScript-main.zip file.
  • Here, copy all the folders and files in the ZIP file and move to C: drive and create a new folder, rename it as GAppsWSA and paste all the copied files. 
  • Then go to the Windows Subsystem for Android directory (you activated early in the C: Drive), then select vendor.img, system.img, system_ext.img, and product.img files and copy them on your system.
  • Go back to the C: Drive, launch the GAppsWSA folder and open the #IMAGES folder and paste the above copied (.img files) in this folder.
  • Now go to the folder containing the Gapps zip file, copy the file and paste it on the #GAPPS folder inside the GAppsWSA folder in C: drive.
  • Again open the GAppsWSA folder, and in the above address bar, type ‘bash’ and press Enter to launch the WSL window set to the present folder.
  • Inside the WSL Command Prompt window, type the following command and press Enter,

apt install zip unzip

  • To install the dos2unix converter tool, type the following command and press Enter,

apt install dos2unix

  • If you see the “Unable to locate package dos2unix” error prompt, then type the following commands one after another to fix the issue,

apt-get update

apt-get install dos2unix

  • Then to convert some files, type the following commands and press Enter after each command,

dos2unix ./apply.sh

dos2unix ./extend_and_mount_images.sh

dos2unix ./extract_gapps_pico.sh

dos2unix ./unmount_images.sh

dos2unix ./VARIABLES.sh

  • Once the files converted then type the following command to install Google Apps package on the system.

./extract_gapps_pico.sh

  • Again type the following command to mount the images,

./extend_and_mount_images.sh

  • Then type the following command also,

./apply.sh

  • To unmount all images, type the following command,

./unmount_images.sh

  • Now go to the GAppsWSA folder (in C: drive)->#IMAGES, then copy all the files in the same folder.
  • And then, open Windows Subsystem for Android folder (you’re early created in C: drive) and paste the recently copied files from the #IMAGE folder.
  • A prompt will appear before you, there select Replace the files in the destination option.
  • Move to GAppsWSA folder->Misc folder, copy the kernel file from there.
  • Now again, open Windows Subsystem for Android folder->Tools, then paste the kernel file in Tools folder. And rename it as kernel-back.
  • Now go back to the Start menu and click on the All apps option.
  • Then locate and right-click over Windows Terminal and select Run as administrator option.
  • If UAC (User Account Control) prompt appears on the screen, click on Yes.
  • Next, Windows Terminal window->Windows PowerShell tab and type the following command,

Add-AppxPackage -Register C:\WindowsSubsystemforAndroid\AppxManifest.xml 

  • Now the package will install on your system and let the process complete on its own.
  • Further, go to the Start menu and under the Recommended section, click on Windows Subsystem for Android option.
  • In the newly opened window, toggle On beside the option Developer mode.
  • Then click on the Files option to open Android OS and Play Store.
  • The Optional diagnostic data for Windows Subsystem for Android prompt will appear on the screen; there, untick the checkbox beside Share my diagnostic data and click on the Continue tab.
  • To get Play Store, move to the Start menu; in the search box, type play store and click on Play Store from the search result.
  • Now, sign in using the Google account credentials, and now you can download and install android apps from the Play Store to Windows 11 PC. 

So this is how you can easily install Google Play Store on Windows 11 PC. The steps might seem to be lengthy but not complicated. I

Add-AppxPackage -Register C:\WindowsSubsystemforAndroid\AppxManifest.xml 

  • Now the package will install on your system and let the process complete on its own.
  • Further, go to the Start menu and under the Recommended section, click on Windows Subsystem for Android option.
  • In the newly opened window, toggle On beside the option Developer mode.
  • Then click on the Files option to open Android OS and Play Store.
  • The Optional diagnostic data for Windows Subsystem for Android prompt will appear on the screen; there, untick the checkbox beside Share my diagnostic data and click on the Continue tab.
  • To get Play Store, move to the Start menu; in the search box, type play store and click on Play Store from the search result.
  • Now, sign in using the Google account credentials, and now you can download and install android apps from the Play Store to Windows 11 PC. 

So this is how you can easily and quickly install Google Play Store on Windows 11 PC. The steps might seem to be lengthy but not complicated. However, if you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, then please leave a comment in the below-given comment box.