Find out how you can Start using Google’s Video Calling App Duo on your Windows PC, Applicable for 32 & 64 bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
Google’s video calling app “Duo” has been launched. Initial responses are great and users are loving the simplicity (some are complaining too !). I personally find this app very easy to use. There is a huge user base who would love to use this app on PC or MAC just like skype. Google has already cleared that the app will be available for android and iOS platforms only. So, does this mean that we can’t use Duo app on our computer or laptop?
No, that’s not the case guys. There is a easy way to accomplish the task. And this is totally legitimate way. The process includes creating an android environment on your PC and using the app. We will be using special softwares designed for this purpose. These are called Android Emulators.
Google Duo for Windows PC – Download & Install
Your personal computer running on Windows or MAC, can be made compatible to the install the Duo app. Read all the instructions given below to get started –
Make sure you have following things ready before getting started –
- .apk file of Duo – Click Here to Download
- Any Good Android Emulator (Choose any one of your Choice and Install it)
I hope you have downloaded the apk file. The next step is to download and install any good Android Emulator for PC. There are various such softwares available but i advise to install either “Bluestacks” or “Andy”
Once downloaded, install it just like any other software. Now we are ready to complete our main task i.e. installing Google Duo on PC –
Steps to Install Duo Video Calling App on Windows(7,8,8.1,10) PC
Although the different emulators have different interfaces, the process is same.
Note – We prefer Andy Emulator !
- First of all you need to make sure that the Duo .apk file is on your computer
- Next open up your Android Emulator
- Now go back to the location of the .apk file
- Right click and click on “Open With”
- From the list Choose the name of your Android Emulator tool
- Now the app will be installed and the icon will be placed on the home screen
Note – If you want to do not want to use the .apk file, you can simple open up the Play store, sign in with google account and download it
After the app is installed, next step to start using it. We have written a How to Guide that explains all about using the Duo Video Calling app. Do read it.