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How To Install Google Play Store On Windows 11 Right Now

The whole process takes roughly half an hour from start to finish, and it involves 7 simple steps.

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Last week, Microsoft launched the first version of Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA), whose purpose is to enable Windows users to launch Android apps alongside Windows apps. Unfortunately, the first version is limited to the Amazon Appstore and only a small number of early apps. Wanting more, an Italian UX design student using the nickname ADeltaX on the internet has figured out a way to install the Google Play Store on Windows 11, and he created a video guide and step-by-step instructions on his GitHub to make it easy for others to follow in his footsteps.

The whole process takes roughly half an hour from start to finish, and it involves the following steps:

  1. Download the Windows Subsystem for Android.
  2. Install the Windows Subsystem for Linux (yes, Linux).
  3. Install the unzip and lzip software packages.
  4. Download up-to-date Google Apps.
  5. Extract the Windows Subsystem for Android.
  6. Download, configure, and run the provided installation scripts to create a modified version of the Windows Subsystem for Android.
  7. Install the Windows Subsystem for Android using PowerShell.

From there, you can sign in to the Google Play Store and download any app or game. Just don’t expect everything to run smoothly because there’s a good reason why Microsoft is keeping the first version of WSA limited to a handful of hand-picked apps.

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If all this sounds like too much for something that might not even work properly, then you should know that there’s also a pretty straightforward way to install Android apps outside of the Amazon Appstore, and it revolves around a free tool called WSATools, which you can download from the Microsoft Store.

Just keep in mind that apps that depend on the Google Play Store won’t work using this method. Let us know if this guide helped you install Google Play Store on Windows 11.

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Spotify Is Experimenting With Artist NFT Collections

According to a recent survey, it seems that the currently tested NFT collections are just the first step toward a much broader implementation of NFTs into the platform.

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NFT sales may have declined by 92 percent since September 2021, but that’s not stopping Spotify from experimenting with a new feature that lets artists display their non-fungible token (NFT) collections on the music streaming platform.

At the moment, only a small group of artists are taking part in the experiment, including Steve Aoki and The Wombats. What’s more, only select US users of the Spotify app for Android can see NFTs when they visit the profile pages of the aforementioned artists.

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“Spotify is running a test in which it will help a small group of artists promote their existing third-party NFT offerings via their artist profiles,” said Spotify spokesperson. “We routinely conduct a number of tests in an effort to improve artist and fan experiences.”

It’s important to point out that not all Spotify experiments result in new features. It all depends on the feedback the music streaming platform receives from users.

According to a survey some Spotify users have recently received, it seems that the currently tested NFT collections are just the first step toward a much broader implementation of NFTs into the platform. More specifically, Spotify seems to be thinking about allowing its users to directly purchase NFT art to support their favorite artists.

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Considering how polarizing NFTs have been since their inception in 2014, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many Spotify users have immediately expressed their dissatisfaction with the idea of NFTs becoming part of the Spotify music listening experience.

Other large tech companies are also experimenting with NFTs. Instagram, for example, started testing NFT integration last week, allowing NFT creators and collectors to display their tokens on the platform. Mark Zuckerberg himself believes that NFTs and digital collectibles in general will play an integral role in the metaverse, the new iteration of the internet.

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