How to Run Android Apps on Windows

There are tons of applications and games available on the play store that you can play on your Android phone. However, some Windows users who just came from Android may want to enjoy the Android apps & games on Windows operating system too. Well! if you want to know how to run Android apps & games on your Windows too then you’re in the right place. Here I will show you step by step tutorial with images on how to enjoy all the Android apps on Windows. So let’s get started.

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Run Android Apps on Windows Using Emulator

Using an Android emulator, you can easily play all your favorite games and enjoy apps on your Windows PC. There are various Android emulators available that you can download and install on your Windows PC, however, I recommend you to use only these popular Android emulators.


BlueStacks Android Emulator

BlueStacks is a very popular Android emulator for Windows PC that one can download from its official website. It has an inbuilt play store where you can download & install all the Android games or apps on your PC. It allows you to play all your favorite Android games (e.g. PUBG Mobile, COD: Mobile) directly to your Windows laptop. You can customize your game controls with a computer keyboard. Along with that, you get the ability to switch the graphics quality of the games as well as increase the frame rate. Some other features include a game-in screenshot, video recording, multiple device profiles, etc. With all these features combined, BlueStacks can make your gaming a lot better on Windows.


LDPlayer is a free Android emulator for Windows PC. The latest version of LDPlayer is based on Android 7.1 (Nougat). It offers all those features that you already get in BlueStacks. You download & install Android apps and run them directly on your PC. Along with that, you can play your favorite Android games (e.g. PUBG, COD) with higher graphics quality and a higher frame rate. Download LDPlayer from here.

NOX Player

NOX Android emulator can play your APK file into your Windows PC. The emulator includes an app center where you can download or remove Android apps. It supports key mapping to control the games and runs more stable than BlueStacks. Download it from here.

Run Android Apps on Windows using AirDroid

AirDroid is one of the best sharing apps for Android phones. It can share files between Android to Windows PC at a very high speed. Along with that, it has a feature to remote control Android devices which one can use to control his Android phone through Airdroid. Here’s how

  1. Download & install the AirDroid Personal App on your smartphone and sign in to the app
  2. Then Download & install the AirDroid Personal Desktop Client on your Windows PC and sign in with the same account
  3. Open AirDroid on Windows and click on the Binoculars icon on the left menu bar
  4. At last, Choose your device and click the Remote Control to connect with the device

Now you can control your Android device through your Windows PC.


Right now Android emulators are the only way to run Android apps and games on Windows PC. However, Microsoft is planning to a native support for Android apps into their Windows 11 operating system. We will let you know as soon as it will be available for Windows 11. For more tutorials and the latest articles follow us on social media platforms.

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