Android apps on Windows

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All the Android based throttle apps listed can be run on Microsoft Windows PCs.

There are a least two methods:

  • Using BlueStacks

  • Using Windows Subsystem for Android

BlueStacks

The BlueStacks app allows you to install and run most Android apps on most recent Windows PCs.

It has the advantages of:

  • Works on most recent Windows PCs

  • User Friendly installation of apps

  • Allows you to run multiple instances of same app at the same time

Disadvantages include:

  • Has advertisements

Follow the instructions on their site to install BlueStacks, then get the appropriate .apk to install the throttle app you want. e.g. The Engine Driver .apk is available from the Engine Driver site <https://enginedriver.mstevetodd.com/downloads>`_

Windows Subsystem for Android

Windows Subsystem for Android is a built in feature of Windows 11 that allows you to install and run most Android apps on some Windows PCs.

It has the advantages of:

  • Built in feature of Windows 11

  • No Advertisements

Disadvantages include:

  • Only works of Windows 11 PCs with an SSD (not a physical Hard Drive)

  • Not very user friendly installation (sideloading) of non-Amazon approved apps (i.e. the throttle apps)

  • Does not allow you to run multiple instances of same app at the same time

Follow the instructions here or here to setup Windows Subsystem for Android to allow ‘sideloading’.

You will need to install the SDK Platform Tools.

You will also need to get the appropriate .apk to install the throttle app you want. e.g. The Engine Driver .apk is available from the Engine Driver site <https://enginedriver.mstevetodd.com/downloads>`_