In this feature, you will learn how to use Android apps on Windows 10 PC. Well, there are some people who would like to use Android apps and games on their Windows 10 computers. However, there are lots of Android emulators like Bluestacks, Dual booting, Phoenix OS, Android-X86, and many others more. But today, I will show you the easiest method to use your favorite Android apps and games on your Windows PC.
Meanwhile, this method requires Samsung Galaxy smartphones with Android 10 (Mainly S series and Note series), USB Type-C cable, and Samsung DeX app on your Windows PC. In fact, I have tried this method and it works perfectly. In this method you can download your favorite apps and games from the Google Play Store, browsing social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp and also playing games. The only downside of this method is that you must have Samsung Galaxy with Android 10.
Meanwhile, Windows apps have improved. However, every now and then, you will come across a new app that is very useful and has not yet reached PC. If Android works, however, there is good news. You will possibly run this on your Windows machine with the aid of third-party apps.
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Requirements: To Use Android Apps on Windows 10 PC
To use Android apps on Windows 10 PC, you’ll need Samsung DeX on Samsung Galaxy S8 or later compatible devices on Windows 7/10 or Mac with USB-C charging cable. You’ll need the following requirements:
- Any Laptop running on Windows 10/7 or MacOS versions above 10.13
- Samsung DeX Software on PC
- USB-C Charging Cable
- A Samsung Galaxy S8 or Later
What is Samsung DeX?
Samsung DeX is a software interface that activated by plugging a compatible mobile device into a spare monitor, laptop, or computer. It runs on all of the flagship smartphones that Samsung has launched since 2017, including the Galaxy S8 or later (mostly S and Note Series). However, Samsung launched DeX for PC in August 2019. It helps users to connect their mobile device to a Windows PC or Mac compatible so they can use DeX right from their laptop.
Benefits of Using Samsung DeX as an Emulator to Run Android Apps on Windows 10
- Easy file transfers between Windows and Dex.
- You can answer calls and send text messages on the phone with the DeX window while you are still working on your PC apps and files.
- A great alternative to apps like BlueStacks to play Android-only games on the big screen.
- Increase productivity with a mobile desktop.
How to Use Android Apps on Windows 10 PC
So, without further ado, let’s start the process and get things done immediately.
Step 1. First, you need to download Samsung DeX from Samsung’s official website. Click here to download the file.
Step 2. If you want to download Samsung DeX for Windows 7 or 10 then click on FOR WINDOWS 7 AND 10.
Step 3. Select the file directory then click Save.
Step 4. When the file is downloaded, go to the folder where it’s downloaded. Right-click on it then select Open to install it.
Step 5. Check the box next to I agree to the DeX for PC software license agreement then click NEXT.
Step 6. Select the folder where you want to install the file and click INSTALL. If prompted click Yes.
Step 7. Wait until the file is completely installed. When done, click OK.
Step 8. Now, launch the Samsung DeX software on your PC.
Step 9. Plug one end of the cable into your phone, while plugging the other end into the PC.
Step 10. After plugging the charging cable into your phone, you’ll see a pop-up message which says ” Start casting with Samsung DeX? All you need to do is simply tap Start now.
Step 11. Now, you can download your favorite Android apps and games from the Google Play Store and play and use them on Windows 10 laptops.
DeX-compatible Samsung Galaxy Devices
- Samsung Galaxy 20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S20+
- Samsung Galaxy S2
- Samsung Galaxy Fold
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S10
- Samsung Galaxy S10e
- Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S8
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
That’s it. This guide was about how to use Android apps on Windows 10 PC. If you have Samsung Galaxy with Android 10 (mainly Note and S series are supported) then by using Samsung DeX you can easily use and play your favorite Android apps and games on Windows 10 PC.