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 the Android may wants to enjoy the Android apps & games on Windows operating system too. Well! if you want to know how to run Android apps & games on Windows the you’re on right place. Here I will show you step by step tutorial with images to how to enjoy all the Android apps on Windows. So lets 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 is a very popular Android emulator for Windows PC that one can download it from its official website. It has inbuilt play store where you can download & install all the Android games or apps into 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 game-in screenshot, video recording, change device profile, etc. With all these features combination, 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 inside your PC. Along with that, you can play your favorite Android games (e.g. PUBG, COD) on higher graphics quality and higher frame rate.

NOX Player

NOX Android emulator can play your APK file into your Windows PC. The emulator includes app center where you can download or remove Android apps. It supports keys 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 the best sharing apps for Android phones. It can share files between Android to Windows PC at very high speed. Along with that, it has a feature to remote control Android device 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 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 step, Choose your device and click the Remote Control to connect with the device

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


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