Install and Run Android Applications

Waydroid is able to perform a few various operations found by using the waydroid app -h command:

usage: waydroid app [-h] {install,remove,launch,list} ...

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit

    install             push a single package to the container and install it
    remove              remove single app package from the container
    launch              start single application
    list                list installed applications

You can install Android applications with:

waydroid app install xyz.apk

Then you can launch the application through your desktop Application Menu.

If you know the Android package name of the app ( you can also use the commandline with:

waydroid app launch

The apk files you will sometimes find on the internet tend to only have arm support, and will therefore not work on x86_64.

You may want to install F-Droid to get applications graphically. Or use the Play Store if you installed a GAPPS image.

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