After releasing a beta version in 2021, Google has announced yet another release of the Play Games app for Windows 11, which allows you to download and play various Android games on your tablet or PC.
While you can download Android apps from the Microsoft Store on Windows 11 thanks to Amazon, this is another method of downloading them, but strictly for gaming and arguably in a much better layout that has no unwanted apps.
Of google Play Games Application (opens in new tab) already has some fun games that you can try right now if you’re in the US or one of the other 13 supported countries, and it makes me wonder if the company also knows how hard it is to extract good Android apps from the trash on the Microsoft Store.
Could Google be doing it alone on Windows 11 soon?
Although I mentioned this before, Microsoft’s redesigned store on Windows 11 has a garbage problem with Android apps, and there has yet been no effort by Amazon or Microsoft to resolve them to improve the quality of apps that should be useful, but beside that, genuine.
How Google is testing its own app to let users directly download and play Android games is revealing. It’s revealing because the deal for Android apps in the Store is between Amazon and Microsoft, so maybe Google wants to do this on its own, thanks to the ability to use Android apps on Windows 11.
Regardless, while Google is targeting a 2023 version of Play Games for all users on Windows 11, I hope this could also be the start of other Google apps – like productivity apps that could be a part of it. app, or as your own app Store in time.