Google Play Games on PC is now available in Europe and New Zealand

Google Play Games on PC is now available in Europe and New Zealand

In January 2022, Google Play Games on PC was launched as a beta in a few select countries. In November 2022, it expanded to the US and a few more countries. Since then, the service that offers PC owners a way to play over 100 Android-based games on their machines has stayed fairly limited to that small list of countries.

Today, Google quietly update one of its support pages. It now shows a much longer list of countries that now support Google Play Games on PC. Here’s the newly expanded list of markets for the service:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands + Netherlands Antilles
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Türkiye
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

If you live in one of these countries, you can now download and check out the beta from Google’s website. The company is still labeling this as a beta, so don’t be surprised if you encounter any glitches.

Here are the hardware requirements for Google Play Games on PC:

  • Windows 10 (v2004)
  • Solid state drive (SSD)
  • Gaming-class GPU
  • 8 logical cores of CPU
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 20 GB of available storage space
  • Windows admin account
  • Hardware virtualization must be turned on
  • Compatible PC device and configuration

If you want to know what GPU you need in your PC to run Google Play Games, here’s a list from Google itself

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600, 700, 800, 900 or 10 series
  • NVIDIA Volta series
  • NVIDIA GeForce 16, 20 or 30 series
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 7790, 7850, 7870, 7950, 7970 or 7990
  • AMD Radeon HD 8970 or 8990
  • AMD Radeon R9 200 series
  • AMD Radeon R7/R9 300 series
  • AMD Radeon RX 400 series
  • AMD Radeon RX 570, 580 or 890
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega series
  • AMD Radeon VII series
  • AMD Radeon RX 5000 or 6000 series

Keep in mind that this is a different setup than Microsoft’s effort to allow Android games to be played on Windows 11.

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