ARchon Runtime Environment will allow you to run Android apps on your Chrome running PC. Today’s article will guide you with necessary steps to run Android apps on Google Chrome.
Running Android Apps on PC is not a new thing. The best way to run Android Apps on PC is to install any Android emulator like Bluestacks and Youwave. Previously I have posted a tutorial on how to install one of the most popular app Whatsapp on PC.
However, if you want to run Android apps and games on Google Chrome then it can be achieved with the help of ARchon Runtime environment. It allows you to easily run almost any Android apps and games on Google Chrome on your PC.
ARchon runtime environment is available on multiple platforms including Windows, OS X and Ubuntu. Once you install ARchon runtime environment, your official runtime will be replaced with custom runtime.
Three points to consider before proceeding.
- ARchon runtime environment is not like Bluestacks emulator. You can’t install it and then start running apps on your PC. You need to download ARchon runtime environment and then link it to Chrome using Load unpacked extension feature.
- You can’t run Android APK files directly by downloading them to your PC. You need to convert APK files into Chrome installable APK files with the help of Chrome APK packager.
- You won’t be able to run all Android apps and games using ARchon Run environment as it is still in development stage.
How to Run Android Apps on Google Chrome
Step 1: Download ARchon Runtime environment on your PC and extract it.
Step 2: Open Google Chrome on your PC.
Step 3: Click on Settings (three horizontal bars top right).
Step 4: Go to Tools from the drop down list.
Step 5: Next to Tools, select Extensions from the list.
Step 6: Enable Developer mode by checking the Developer mode box.
Step 7: Click on Load unpacked extension and select your ARchon runtime environment folder you got after extracting the downloaded file.
Step 8: Now download any Android app / game APK file and convert it to Chrome installable APK using Chrome APK packager.
Step 9: Click on Load unpacked extension again and select your converted APK file.
Step 10: If successfully loaded, you should see launch link under your loaded app.
Step 11: Click on the Launch link to start your Android app or Game.
That’s all! You have successfully loaded and launched Android app on Google Chrome. Follow same steps to add more apps and run them.