How to Download & Install Android Apps in Windows 11

With the announcement of Windows 11, Microsoft surprised many users by including Android app support. The preview builds of Windows 11 come with native support for the Windows subsystem for Android.

With Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA), Windows 11 users could run Android apps on the desktop without using Android app emulators. However, the problem is you need to rely on Amazon Appstore to get the Android apps & games.

What is WSA PacMan?

There is a way to run Google Play Store on Windows 11, but the process is lengthy. Recently, we spotted a new app called ‘WSA PacMan’, which lets you install Android apps without opening a command prompt or any system settings.

WSA PacMan is available on GitHub for review and feedback, and it’s an open-source package manager built specifically for Windows Subsystem for Android. As you might have guessed, WSA PacMan runs the ADB Commands in the background to install Android apps and games.

Also read: How to Install Google Play Store on Windows 11

How to Download & Install Android Apps in Windows 11

So, if you are looking for an easier method to download & install Android apps on Windows 11, you are reading the right guide. In this article, we will share a step-by-step guide on how to install Android apps on Windows 11. Let’s check out.

1. Head to this GitHub page and download the latest version of WSA PacMan.

download the latest version of WSA PacMan

2. Once downloaded, you need to start Windows Subsystem for Android.

start Windows Subsystem for Android

3. On the Windows Subsystem for Android, enable the Developer Mode option.

enable the Developer Mode

3. Next, click the Files button on the WSA to start it.

click on the Files button

4. Once done, double-click on the WSA PacMan and install it normally.

double click on the WSA PacMan

5. WSA PacMan should connect to Windows 11 WSA. If everything goes right, you will see a ‘Connected‘ message.

Windows 11 WSA

6. Once done, you need to have the APK file of the Android app that you want to install. Locate the APK file you want to install and double-click on it.

APK file of the Android app

7. If everything goes right, you should see the Android app installation wizard. Go through the installation wizard to install the Android app on Windows 11.

install the Android app on Windows 11

That’s it! You are done. The installed Android app will appear on the Windows 11 Start menu.

Also read: Windows 11 ISO Free Download (Full Version)

Play Android Games on Windows 11 using Google Play Games

Download Google Play Games for PC

If you want to play Android games on Windows 11, another easy option is to use the Google Play Games application. Google Play Games for PC is now available, allowing you to browse, download & play select mobile games.

Currently, hundreds of Android games are available on the Google Play Games Beta. Also, it’s getting new games at regular intervals, so keeping track of new games is important.

If you want to play Android games on PC, check out our guide – How to Download & Play Google Play Games on Windows 11.

WSA PacMan is very useful, but it’s still under testing. So, it might have a few bugs, and users might face problems while installing apps. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts, let us know in the comment box below.

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