Google Play Games on PC

Last January, Google rolled out the “Google Play Games on PC” project to limited regions. As the name implies, it lets you play Android games directly on your Windows PC. The company has been slowly expanding its availability to other countries as well, and it’s now accessible to users in Nepal as well. Let’s learn more about Google Play Games on PC (beta) in this article.

Google Play Games on PC

Initially exclusive to Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan, Google Play Games on PC is now available in more than 120 countries including Nepal and India. It will sync your progress and game library across devices with your Google account. That means you can start a game on your phone, switch to a PC, and continue again without losing any progress.

Google claims that every game available on PC is optimized and the gameplay experience will be as intended by the developers. Moreover, they also assure us of safety from malware which might be baked into certain apps.

Google Play Games on PC - Devices

Just like mobile, you can earn Google Play Points when playing the games on your PC as well. Your existing points will carry over and you can add to them to potentially buy subscriptions or make in-app purchases. Earning points remains the same as usual where each purchase you make on the Play Store gifts you a small amount of points. This includes apps, games, subscriptions, movies, books, and more.

Minimum Specifications

That’s great and all but does your PC support it? Thankfully, the minimum requirements for Google Play Games on PC aren’t that demanding.

  • OS: Windows 10 (v2004)
  • Storage: SSD with 10GB of available storage space
  • Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU or comparable
  • Processor: 4 CPU physical cores (some games require an Intel CPU)
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Windows admin account
  • Hardware virtualization must be turned on

Games Library

Currently, you have access to over 100 games on this platform. These include popular titles like Mobile Legends, Asphalt 9, Jetpack Joyride, Lords Mobile, Gardenscapes, and more. To try Google Play Games on PC, head over to I gave it a go myself and found most titles to be running pretty well. But since this is still in the beta stage, there are some optimization issues as stutters were frequent in some titles.

I was also expecting the system requirements to be a bit lower and that it would support older hardware too but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Regardless, it’s cool that we can enjoy playing Android games on PC natively now. Without having to use emulators like BlueStacks and Nox Player.

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Rabins Sharma Lamichhane

Rabins Sharma Lamichhane is senior ICT professional who talks about #it, #cloud, #servers, #software, and #innovation. Rabins is also the first initiator of Digital Nepal. Facebook: rabinsxp Instagram: rabinsxp

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