Google Play Games Beta is now available for Windows 10 and 11

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by Alexandre Poloboc

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  • We previously showed you how to install Google Play on your Windows 11 devices.
  • However, the beta version of the official product is now available through Google.
  • This service is only available to users in a small number of countries at this time.
  • Unlike Microsoft’s WSA, this Google service will also be compatible with Windows 10.

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It was last December that Google made the surprise announcement that its Google Play Games service will be available on Windows PCs in 2022.

You’ll be happy to hear that this is already happening and the beta rollout process has started in some countries.

Good news for users even if they have the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) for sideloading APK files, thanks to Microsoft’s partnership with Amazon.

The beta version of Google Play Games is only available in certain countries

Google has unveiled a beta version of Android games on Windows PCs for users residing in countries such as Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea.

The inhabitants of these regions can Register on the official website and unlock the ability to play Android games on their Windows devices.

There are some factors to consider here which means Windows Subsystem for Android does not provide Google Play services by default.

So you can easily sync your progress across compatible devices with Google Play and earn points, and it also supports Windows 10, unlike WSA.

Note that there are also some system requirements to consider when installing:

  • Windows 10 (v2004)
  • Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Gaming-grade GPU
  • 8 CPU logical cores
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 20 GB of available storage space
  • Windows administrator account
  • Hardware virtualization must be enabled
  • Compatible PC Device and Setup

And while there are workarounds to install and run Google Play Services, using WSA, on Windows 11, it’s not officially supported.

Google also mentioned that it works closely with developers to ensure their games are optimized for PCs and support all associated input devices.

The company provides more details and offers assistance on last page intended for those interested.

Users who sign up will, of course, be placed on a waiting list with invitations sent out gradually, starting with three countries for now, but the program will expand to other countries throughout the year.

And if we judge by the fact that this service also extends Google Play compatibility to Windows 10, then it can arguably be considered the superior competitor of Microsoft’s WSA for Windows 11.

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