Google Play Games is starting an open beta today in the US, allowing anyone to try Android games on PC. Google released a beta version of the app on Windows PC earlier this year, but only in Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan. Today’s release sees the beta service expand to the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore.
Available games include 1945 Air Force, Blade Idle, Cookie Run: Kingdom, and Evony: Return of the King. The app will sync progress between PC and mobile so you can continue where you left off across different platforms. As Google continues to add titles to the Play Games catalog, there are currently only 85 games available worldwide on the service.
Spec Required to Play Android Games on PC
- Windows 10 (v2004)
- Solid state drive (SSD)
- Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU or comparable
- 4 CPU physical cores
- 8GB of RAM
- 10GB of available storage space
- Windows admin account
- Hardware virtualization must be turned on
- Compatible PC device and configuration
“We’re thrilled to expand our platform to more markets for players to enjoy their favorite games on Google Play,” says Arjun Dayal, director of Google Play Games. “As we move towards a full release, we will continue to add new features and evaluate developer and player feedback.”
Google Play Games is different from the work done by Microsoft to bring Android apps to Windows 11. Microsoft has worked with Amazon and offered games and apps from Amazon’s Appstore in its new operating system. Microsoft built the underlying Windows operating system for Android in Windows 11, but Google created its own separate app to bring its Google Play Android games to PC.
If you are interested in trying this Beta on your PC. You can simply access the app freely here.