Microsoft announced Windows 11 back in June 2021 and the company talked about bringing Android apps on Windows 11 platform with the aid of Windows Subsystem For Android (WSA). Finally, the feature has rolled out to the Windows 11 Beta channel insiders. Microsoft has also published a developer guidance for the underlying Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA).
As you know, Android apps on Windows 11 will be presently provided via Amazon Appstore (available via the Microsoft Store). This is a big turn down for users who were looking to avail each and every app of Play Store on their Windows 11 PC. Right now, it won’t be possible although Microsoft is trying to bring more apps under the Amazon App Store. Thus, you are right now missing out most of the apps of Play Store, and you have to be happy with a handful number of apps.
A developer (username ADeltaX) has designed a script that enables users to take complete advantage of Google Play services on WSA. You can get access to the Play Store apps on Windows 11. It is available on GitHub with the name WSAGAScript.
To run the Play Store feature on Windows 11, you need to follow the steps given by the developer. But beware, that this may come up with a plethora of instability and bugs. If you are not adept in these stuffs, then you may land up in serious problems, like BSOD or permanent damage to your PC.
- Download MSIXBUNDLE (use store rg-adguard to download the msixbundle, Package id: 9P3395VX91NR, Ring: SLOW, size is around 1.2GB)
- INSTALL WSL2 (ubuntu/debian, any other distro could work)
- INSTALL unzip lzip
- DOWNLOAD GAPPS PICO FROM OPENGAPPS (x86_64, 11, PICO)
- EXTRACT MSIXBUNDLE, EXTRACT MSIX (YOUR ARCH) TO A FOLDER, DELETE (APPXMETADATA, APPXBLOCKMAP, APPXSIGNATURE, [CONTENT_TYPES])
- COPY IMAGES (SYSTEM.IMG, SYSTEM_EXT.IMG, PRODUCT.IMG, VENDOR.IMG) TO #IMAGES
- COPY (GAPPS PICO ZIP) TO #GAPPS
- EDIT (VARIABLES.sh) AND SET ROOT FOLDER
- COPY IMAGES FROM (#IMAGES FOLDER) TO YOUR EXTRACTED MSIX FOLDER
- OPEN POWERSHELL (NOT CORE) AS ADMIN, EXECUTE (Add-AppxPackage -Register PATH_TO_EXTRACTED_MSIX\AppxManifest.xml)
- RUN WSA WITH GAPPS, ENJOY