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Google brings Android games to Windows 11, 10

Google launches Android games for Windows devices app, but it's still in a limited beta.

  • Google Play Games app available for Windows devices.
  • The app lets you play Android games on Windows 11 and Windows 10.
  • The platform is still in limited beta, but it’ll expand over time. 

If you have a computer running Windows 11 or Windows 10, you can now officially play Android games as Google launches a new application to run its mobile platform games on Windows devices.

The Google Play Games app is still a close beta, and it’s currently only available in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan. According to the company, the app provides a seamless gaming experience across Windows devices, Chromebooks, tablets, and phones, implying that the app will have cross-platform support, allowing you to resume games on any supported device.

The Google Play Games app, like the Xbox app, will let you browse, download, and play select games on Windows using the mouse and keyboard. Also, the new gaming experience features Play Points that users can earn as they play those Android games.

The app will require a device running Windows 10 2004 or higher, Solid State-Drive (SSD), discrete GPU, a processor with at least eight cores, a minimum of 8GB of RAM, and hardware virtualization.

The launch of Android games on Windows 11 or 10 isn’t surprising since Google has previously announced that it will be investing in further integrating Android into Windows devices. However, the surprise is that it seems that Google is using some sort of virtualization technology, which is not the Windows Subsystem for Android that Microsoft has previously announced that brings similar gaming support, including Android apps support to Windows 11 using the Amazon Appstore since the Google Play Store won’t be supported.