Google is currently is beta testing its new Google Play Games for PC service, which allows you to play Android games on your Windows desktop or laptop. The free service lets you play selected titles on a larger screen using a keyboard and mouse. Google syncs your progress across devices, so you can pick up where you left off on your phone on your computer, and vice versa.
You don’t know Google’s gaming service that well yet? Check out our guides on how to subscribe to Google Play Pass or the best mobile game controllers.
How to install Google Play Games for PC
The minimum requirements for Google Play Games for PC are pretty simple. You will need:
- Operating system: Windows 10 (v2004)
- Storage: Solid State Drive (SSD) with 10 GB of available storage space
- Graphic: Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU or comparable
- Processor: 4 physical CPU cores (some games require an Intel CPU)
- Memory: 8GB RAM
You also need a Windows administrator account and hardware virtualization must be enabled.
The service is already available in more than 120 countries. You can Check here to see if you are eligibleand download Google Play games for PC can be found here. After installation, log in with your Google account and you’re ready to go.
Best Google Play Games for PC
There’s only a relatively small selection of Android games available (we counted around 250), but there are a few decent titles. If you sign in with the same Google account you use on your Android phone, you’ll see all the games in your library that also work on PC on the right side of the Games Hub.
You can tap the magnifying glass on the left to search for games or filter by genre. Here are a few tips we recommend to get you started: