Anyone got Google Play Games to install and work?

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by Tahl, Aug 11, 2023.

  1. Tahl


    I'm trying to install Goole Play Games on my Windows VM but the install errors out.
    I get the install file from here:
    Anyone figured out how to install it and get it to work?

  2. JourneyT

    JourneyT Bit poster

    Installing Google Play Games on a Windows virtual machine (VM) can be a bit tricky since it's primarily designed for Android devices. However, if you want to run Android apps and games on Windows, you'll typically use an Android emulator, such as BlueStacks or Android-x86, rather than trying to install Google Play Games directly on Windows. Here's how you can achieve this:

    1. Install an Android Emulator:
      • Download and install a reputable Android emulator like BlueStacks or Android-x86 on your Windows virtual machine. These emulators are designed to run Android apps and games on a Windows environment.
    2. Set up the Emulator:
      • Follow the setup instructions for the emulator you've chosen. This usually involves signing in with your Google account, similar to setting up an Android device.
    3. Access Google Play Store:
      • Once the emulator is set up, it should come pre-installed with the Google Play Store. Open the Play Store from within the emulator.
    4. Install Google Play Games:
      • Search for "Google Play Games" in the Play Store and install it as you would on an Android device.
    5. Launch Google Play Games:
      • After installation, you can launch Google Play Games from the emulator's app drawer.
    6. Sign in:
      • Sign in with your Google account to access your games and achievements.
    By using an Android emulator, you can run Google Play Games and other Android apps on your Windows VM. This approach emulates the Android environment and is more suitable for running Android-specific applications on a Windows platform. It's worth noting that some games may not work perfectly in an emulator, but many should run well.

    Attempting to install Google Play Games directly on Windows without an emulator would likely result in compatibility issues, as it's designed to run on Android OS.

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