How Do I Install APK on Chrome?

APK, APK Installations

Are you looking to install an APK on your Chrome browser? APK stands for Android Package Kit, and it’s the format used by Android to distribute and install applications.

While Chrome is not an Android operating system, there are some ways to install APK files on it. In this article, we’ll discuss some methods that you can use to install APK on Chrome.

Method 1: Using ARC Welder

ARC Welder is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to run Android apps on your computer. Here’s how you can use it to install an APK:

  1. First, download the APK file that you want to install. You can find APK files on various websites online.
  2. Open the Google Chrome browser and go to the ARC Welder page in the Chrome Web Store.
  3. Click “Add to Chrome” and then “Add Extension.” The ARC Welder extension will be added to your browser.
  4. Click on the ARC Welder icon in your browser’s toolbar.
  5. Select “Choose” and then browse for the downloaded APK file.
  6. You can customize various settings such as orientation and form factor before launching the app.
  7. Finally, click “Launch App” to start running the app on your computer through ARC Welder.

Method 2: Using Twerk

Twerk is another Google Chrome extension that allows you to convert any APK file into a Google Chrome extension. Here’s how you can use it:

  1. First, download and install Twerk from the Chrome Web Store.
  2. Open Twerk and select “New Extension.”
  3. Select the downloaded APK file from your computer’s directory.
  4. Tweak some settings like app name, icon size etc.
  5. Select “Build” and you will get a .crx file.
  6. Drag and drop the .crx file in your Chrome browser.
  7. Click “Add extension” when prompted.
  8. The app will now be installed as a Chrome extension and can be launched from the Apps section of the browser.

Method 3: Using an Emulator

Emulators are software programs that allow your computer to behave like another device or system. You can use an emulator to run Android apps on your computer. Here’s how:

  1. Download and install an Android emulator such as BlueStacks or NoxPlayer on your computer.
  2. Create a Google Play account and sign in through the emulator.
  3. Download and install the app from the Google Play Store within the emulator.


These are some ways you can use to install APK files on Chrome. While it is not a straightforward process, using these methods allows you to run Android apps on your computer through Google Chrome.