How to play Google Play Games on PC?

Emre Çitak
Mar 16, 2023

Google recently unveiled the launch of its Google Play Games app for PC, allowing Windows 10 and 11 users to play Android games on their desktops. This native Windows application serves as an Android gaming hub, but it does not involve cloud game streaming. Additionally, Google Play Games enables players to earn rewards by collecting Google Play Points, which can be earned and redeemed on both mobile devices and PCs.

The app promises seamless gameplay sessions between various devices, including mobile phones, tablets, Chromebooks, and Windows PCs. Players can browse, download, and play mobile Android games with mouse and keyboard inputs.

While the Google Play Games app is currently in beta form and not available everywhere, it has been officially launched in several countries and regions worldwide, including Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and the US. Google aims to expand its service to more regions later this year.

To access the Google Play Games for PC app, users must download the beta version of the app from the Google Play Games for PC webpage if they live in one of the countries where it is available. At launch, players will have access to over 100 games, including Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Summoners War, State of Survival: The Joker Collaboration, Three Kingdoms Tactic, and many more.

Note that Google Play Games is not yet available for Mac.

There are minimum system requirements

Before using the Google Play Games app, make sure your Windows PC meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Windows 10 (v2004) or later OS
  • 10 GB of available storage space on a Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • An Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU or comparable gaming-class GPU
  • 4 CPU physical core processor
  • At least 8GB of RAM

Additionally, users must have a Windows admin account, and hardware virtualization must be enabled on their PC.


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  1. Someone said on March 18, 2023 at 5:49 pm

    Google announcement this, about many months ago. And older pc’s isnt gonna be compatible with that. HDD’s doesnt supported on most modern hardware/software anymore.

  2. Davin Peterson said on March 16, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Notice you have to use an SSD, so it won’t work on an old hard drive

  3. Brian said on March 16, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    Great! Another way to get adware onto my Windows PC adware addition.

  4. basingstoke said on March 16, 2023 at 5:04 pm

    This article is a waste of space – there are many ways to play “Google Play games” on Windows.

    Article should have been titled “How to install Google Play Games on PC?”

  5. Tachy said on March 16, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    Google doesn’t do anything for free, there is always a cost to consumers, always profit for Google.

    What are they after this time, is it money or data or both?

    1. matthiew said on March 29, 2023 at 5:31 am

      Google gains takes a cut from every sale in the Google Play store. Expanding the Google Play Games to run on Windows exposes their store to a new market. This will increase sales, and therefore revenue.

    2. basingstoke said on March 16, 2023 at 5:10 pm

      Nobody does anything for free, apart from some open-source developers.

      And isn’t Google literally a “for profit” company? what’s the issue

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