You can browse the APK file, you can search for the app, you can download the apps. All of this is done within Google Play. How to Install Apps on the Chromebook Without the Google Play Store — Quora 1. Open the program in the folder labeled “APK” 2. You will hear the “Check APK Files” 3. A little icon will appear. Click the Download Link. How do I make my Windows PC a little more like an Android phone? (Yes, you can use it for playing a lot of Android apps) — Life Wire How to Install Android Apps on Your Windows PC — The Future is Now I'm using my Android phone, but I am having a hard time opening or running APK files on my computer. Could there be a way to make it work? It can, thanks to a new, new Google app. Android Studio How do I turn my Android smartphone or tablet into an Android computer? I want to run a lot of apps from Google Play on my computer, for when I'm away from home, for work, or just messing around. How do I make it happen? A little piece of software called Android Studio will make it possible on you Android PC. How to Turn Your Android into a Mobile Computer Without a Computer (and without Windows Phone or Windows Phone-like features) — Life Wire How can I get my Android device running Android apps on my Windows PC? — TechRepublic Just open up your Android device and install a little piece of software that I just wrote called “ADB” (Android Debug Bridge) and run it. You have now opened yourself up to a complete tool you can use to run apps on your computer. What apps will it run? All apps you can download from Google Play. You can even use it as a virtual keyboard that lets you type without using your device's buttons. What if an app doesn't work? No problem, just click on the App Info button near the bottom of your task bar and the app's icon becomes selectable. What if an app uses Android Studio instead of my device? Well, that's right: You can still do what you were doing, but with more flexibility. I also wrote this handy guide explaining how to run apps on Windows, Mac, or Chromebook.