How to run any Android app in Chrome on your desktop with Chrome APK Packager

How to run any Android app in Chrome on your desktop with Chrome APK Packager
A little more than a week ago, we passed along the news that an initial set of Android apps were ported to Android Runtime for Chrome, which enabled them to run on a Chromebook. Initially, the idea was that Google would work with “select groups” of Android developers to put more Android apps on Chrome for a more seamless experience between the two platform. 

Since both Android and Chrome OS are open-source projects, it didn't take long before the developer community took the available code and hacked together a solution for running Android apps on anything with a Chrome browser on it. Finally, there seems to be a no-frills solution for everyone that wants to bring their favorite Android apps on their desktop through Google's browser. Unfortunately, it doesn't work 100% of the time, but every favorite app of yours is worth a try. 

Sit on your computer now. We're going to take you through the steps.

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14 Comments

1. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

good for chrome OS users if there are any.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Umm... The browser has the second largest user base, more than Firefox, Safari, Opera, Dolphin. They're only second to Internet Explorer and that's only because it's the default on Windows devices, not because people like it. And the features in the article work on any platform, not just Chrome OS.

14. datguyglad

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

@Malcolm.Merlyn Ohhh burn....!!! LoL'z if you haven't used or own a chromebook then you should just not comment on things you know nothing about.

2. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Chome Browser on my Windows PC?

4. hmd74

Posts: 542; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Why not? Are u the last IE user? :D

6. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I use IE too......homie :)

3. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

Blue stacks worx pretty good too

7. FerneyZan

Posts: 114; Member since: Jul 21, 2010

True, but you have to deal with annoying downloads or a monthly fee.. Not to mention its really slow..

15. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Use Andy

8. nodes

Posts: 1163; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

bluestacks is so slow. been waiting for years for it's alternative, might give this one a shot just to see the performance.

10. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

The link is dead. It says "Rate limit for this resource has been exceeded"

11. Blazers

Posts: 764; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Just tested it out on MLB At Bat, and it works.

12. azfar

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

APK Packager not foud on Play strore! mirrors please...

13. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.bpear.archonpackager There you go! Thanks for the heads-up, we updated the slideshow.

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