How to Run Android apps in your Chrome web browser

If you want to run Android applications on your desktop or laptop, but you do not have Chromebook in your hand? Please do not worry about it, there is still a way to do this. Maybe you don’t know but Chrome has a built-in feature that lets you test Android Apps in your web browser. 100+ Ways to Make Money Online (Easy & Without Investment)

How to install ARC Welder on Pc

The tool required ARC Welder to run Android applications on your laptop or desktop. Actually, ARC stands for App Run time for Chrome was an experiment specially designed for application developers, but we can also take advantage of this.

How to run Android Apps on Google Chrome using ARC Welder

You will find ARC Welder in the Chrome Web Store. Click the “Install” button to get started. Click “Add” to install the ARC Welder into your Chrome apps. Once the Arc Welder app is added, you will have to find some APKs to run.

First of all, we need to keep in mind ARC Welder is based on Android 4.4v, this tool has some limitation such as:

  • You can run a single app at the same time
  • You required to select whether you want to the application to lunch in Landscape and Portrait mode
  • You have to use a tablet or phone mode.

How to install ARC Welder:


Open ARC Welder - Google Chrome web browser on desktop or laptop, go for Chrome web Page for ARC Welder and install this extension to your chrome browser. After the installation process, you will be able to state using the Android Application on your laptop.

How to install ARC Welder:
How to install ARC Welder:

Most of the desktop systems support Windows 10, Mac OS. So extension should work regardless you are using Macbook or Windows laptop.

But one thing we need to remember, ARC is specially designed for Chrome OS. “You are using ARC Welder on a non-Chrome OS device. Platform-specific bugs exist.”

How to find and Download.APK files:

ARC Welder required APK files to run, so we have to find APK files to run on a laptop or desktop. So we suggest you to try the following websites, which offer a huge collection of APK apps and games:


  • APKMirror
  • AndroidAPKsFree
  • APKPure

How to use ARC Welder to run Apps:


If you have already downloaded the APK app, just click on the “Add your APK”  button to start the testing process. Don’t worry it will take a few seconds to load, once it has done, you will be required to do a few more things. Such as select orientation, form factor or whether the application should be resized.

How to use ARC Welder to run Apps
How to use ARC Welder to run Apps

Next step, press test and wait for application load. It will do so in a separate window. But unfortunately, some apps will fail to load, so we found out in the testing phase. Few crashes for inexplicable reasons.

For example, Instagram did not load properly, however, Messenger Lite and Twitter work great. However, the overall experience was not bad.

Messenger Lite

Majority of Android games we test did not work. Some games load for a second, but then crashed afterward, if you still want to test a few games, you can test it yourself.

How To Install Arc Welder on a Chromebook

But we need to admit that, some application just works fine, if you have tried ARC Welder, please share your experience with us in the comment section below which application or games work fine for you. 100+ Best Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed

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