Here’s How You Can Run Android Apps in Chrome For Windows or Mac OS X
I never knew why but I often see people asking for ways to run Android apps on desktops. I never understood the need for that but still people want what they want, and we are here to provide them that.
Today I will tell you how you can run Android apps on Chrome for Windows and Mac OS X. All this is thanks to a new extension called ARC Welder launched by Google itself. The new extension apparently masks Android apps as Chrome apps by using for Google App Runtime for Chrome (popularly known as ARC).
So now that you have a vague idea of how things works, let’s get down to the matter at hand. Here’s how you can use Android apps on Chrome:
Step 1: Obviously, first you’ll have to install the ARC Welder extension for your Chrome browser for either Windows or OS X. It’s a big download, but the install process is similar to other extensions.
Step 2: After the extension is installed, launch it via the Chrome App Launcher, that will bring you to material-ist landing page asking for an APK.
Step 3: Now you will need an APK file which you want to run using your brand new extension. For this, you will need an APK Downloader.
Step 4: After you have successfully downloaded an APK file, the extension will prompt you with a configuration screen to let you choose orientation, access level, phone/tablet mode etc.
Step 5: Lastly, once you are done with the configuration screen, just press the “Launch App” button and you’re good to go.
Keep in mind that not all Android apps may work using ARC Welder. ARC is mainly created for devs to test their code so it isn’t built to be used this way.
Anyways, give it a try and let us know if you have any questions or inquiries regarding the method.
Sikander is a gamer at heart and loves to write about the latest technology trends. He does it all in the name of Techfrag!