- Google Play Games app is now available as an open beta for PCs.
- The app lets you play Android games on Windows 11 and 10.
- The games are available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other countries.
UPDATED 4/26/2023: Google is now previewing its Android games for Windows 11 and 10 computers, and anyone can try them in the United States and other countries. The company first made available the ability to play Android games on PCs early this year, but it was limited to some regions, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea, in close beta. However, since November 2, the games have been available in beta for anyone in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore.
To play Android games on Windows 11, use these instructions.
The service currently allows you only to play with a handful of games, such as 1945 Air Force, Blade Idle, Cookie Run: Kingdom, and Evony: The King’s Return. The catalog only has 85 games, but Google will continue to add more titles.
If you want to access the Google Play Games, you will need a computer running Windows 10 or Windows 11 with SSD storage, Intel UHD Graphics 630 or better, and a processor with at least four cores and 8GB of memory. In addition, you will need to have virtualization enabled on the system.
You need to download and install the Google Play Games app from Google to get started. Once the app is installed, you can play Android games on your Windows computer, and the process will sync across devices, meaning you can pick up where you left off on your phone.
Google Play Games is not an extension of the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA). Instead, this is a different virtualization solution created by Google to bring its games to PCs. The Microsoft solution doesn’t operate with any of the Google services. Instead, it uses the Amazon Store for apps and games.