As Microsoft started supporting Android apps in its new Windows 11, there’s a new app that makes it easier for users to try Android apps on their systems.

Named WSA PacMan, this open-source tool acts as a GUI for Windows Subsystem for Android and installs Android apps effectively. It needs a basic setup and is simple to use. Check as follows;

Installing Android Apps in Windows 11

In order to make the Windows OS more attractive and helpful, Microsoft decided to support Android apps lately, in its Windows 11. While the company has partnered with Amazon to bring its whole suite of Appstore Android apps, they’re still limited in number.

Yet, power users can install any Android app out there in their Windows 11 through a command-line interface, using some basic commands. As this gets tough for an average user, a new tool named WSA PacMan has shown up in GitHub, for making our Android experience on Windows 11 easier.

WSA PacMan is an open-source tool and acts as a GUI for the Android installation process on Windows 11. It uses the Windows Subsystem for Android support and uses a default port, so needs a basic setup initially.

Windows 11 WSA PacMan

If you’re interested in trying it, make sure your system is running on Windows 11 and has Windows Subsystem for Android installed and enabled. Then, head onto settings and turn on the debugging option, which is essential for PacMan to run. Once the setup is done, do as below;

How to Install Android Apps in Windows 11 Using PacMan?

  1. Head to the GitHub page of WSA PacMan, download and install it.
  2. Once done, open the installed app and let PacMan connect to Windows Subsystem for Android and default port 58526 for debugging.
  3. That’s it. After setting up, you can see the simple UI of PacMan with easy-to-use options. All you need to do is to locate the APK file in your system and select it for PacMan to install.
  4. You’ll then see an installation wizard that shows the progress of the installation, similar to your phone’s. Once done, you’ll see the app in the Start menu, which can be pinned to the taskbar for quick access.


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