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Can You Download Google Play Store on Your PC and Mac?


Google Play Store is an app that has been downloaded millions of times by Android users and is an online store for the latest apps in the market, including games, article content, books, televisions, and music. While we have often associated this app with Android devices, it can also be enjoyed on PCs and Macs. With the more than 2 million apps available for download for free or for a price, getting these apps and using them on a desktop or Mac makes the experience more exciting. Moreover, these devices have larger displays than mobile phones.

With the use of an APK downloader, it is possible to download Google Play apps to a PC. There is the web client Racoon that can be used for Windows PC. Since PCs only recognize .exe files, an Android emulator software is necessary to do so. It is a known fact that it is not possible to directly install an Android Apk file on a PC but with the emulator, one can enjoy Google Play Store as well. In order to do this, you will need to download Bluestacks Android Emulator on your desktop which you can get from the website.

When it comes to running Android apps on your Mac, this can be down by installing a full version of the Android OS via the free VirtualBox software and the Android OS designed for computers with Intel processors.

You can install VirtualBox and launch it. Next, click on “New” and type in the name for the Android OS. Simply choose “Linux” for “Type” and “Other Linux” (64-bit) for “Version” and tap on “Continue”. As for MemorySize, Hard Disk and Hard Disk File Type Settings, simply click on “Continue”. For Storage on Physical Hard Disk, choose Fixed Size and click on “Continue”.

To finally finish the setup, you will be brought to the File Location and Size screen. Just click the folder icon you want to save the virtual hard disk to and retain the option in default. Next, click “Create”. After this, install Android on it and from the main window, choose Android VM and tick “Start”. Select the Android ISO file you have downloaded earlier and then click “Start”.  You can now follow the next instructions on the screen. After all is done, you can now enter the details of your Google account so you can access Google Play Store.

Meanwhile, the upcoming MacBook Pro 2017 promises to be better than its predecessor and if you plan to get it once it is out, you can probably try accessing Google Play Store with it.