How to Install the Google Play Store on Windows 11

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Step 1: Remove the Android Subsystem for Android
1. Launch the Settings App.
2. Select the Apps tab from the left pane.
3. Then, select Apps & Features.
4. Under the App list, select Windows Subsystem for Android.
5. Select Uninstall from the three-dot menu. To finalize the process, click Uninstall once again.

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Step 2: In Windows 11, enable Developer Mode
1. Launch the Settings app.
2. In the left pane, select the Privacy and Security tab.
3. Click For Developers in the right pane.
4. Toggle the Developer Mode switch to the On state.
5. To confirm the action, click Yes.

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Step 3: Enable the Virtual Machine to run Android applications
1. Launch the search bar.
2. Type Windows Features and then press the Turn Windows features on or off from the results.
3. Select Virtual Machine Platform and Windows Hypervisor Platform from the Windows Features window.
4. Click OK to save the settings, and Windows will install the features you've chosen. 
5. To make the modifications take effect, restart your computer.

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Step 4: Download Integrated Windows Subsystem for Android package
1. Sign in to your GitHub account and go to the MagiskOnWSA project. Create an account if you don't already have one.
2. Then, on your GitHub page, click Fork in the upper-right corner.
3. Select the Actions tab.
4. If Workflows aren't being executed on this forked repository prompt, click I understand my workflows and enable them.
5. Click Build WSA or Magisk under All workflow on the Actions tab.
6. In the right pane, choose Run workflow.
7. A download link for the magisk APK will appear in the pop-up.
8. Then, under Variants of GApps, type pico.
9. Select the Run workflow button. 

Workflow run was successfully requested should appear as a status message.
This procedure may take some time to finish, generally a few minutes. When you're finished, you'll notice a green tick indicating that the work is finished.

10. Click on the Build WSA or Magisk label that has been finished.
11. Scroll all the way down to the Artifacts section. You should be able to see the ARM and X64 versions here.
12. Click on the proper WSA with Magisk GApps link based on your CPU version (ARM or X64)

The bundle may take some time to download depending on your Internet speed.
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Step 5: Download and install the Google Play Store for Windows 11
1. Right-click the downloaded zip folder (WSA-with-magisk-GApps-pico 1.8.32828.0 x64 Release-Nightly) and choose Extract. 2. Select a location and then extract the contents.
3. Navigate to the WSA with Magic GApps folder.
4. Locate the Install.ps1 file within the folder.
5. Select Run with PowerShell from the context menu when you right-click on the file.
6. To confirm the operation, click Open.

The PowerShell script will run and display the message operation completed successfully.
There could be a few new installation alerts. The script will dismiss the PowerShell window after installing the Windows Subsystem for Android and the Google Play Store.

8. To allow the Windows Subsystem for Android package to connect to your network, click Allow access for Windows Security Alert.
9. After that, hit Win + S to bring up the Windows search bar.
10. Type Windows Subsystem for Android and select it from the search results.
11. Make sure Developer Mode is turned on.
12. Then, under Developer Mode, click on Manage Developer Settings to restart the subsystem.
13. If Windows Firewall prompts you, select Yes.
14. When you click Start, you should see the Play Store app icon.
15. Open Google Play and sign in with your Google account.

Google Play services may execute normal contact syncing and other actions when you log in.

Android apps from the Google Play Store can now be installed on Windows 11.
Ammar Javed

Ammar Javed

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