Install Google Play Services Genymotion
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How to Install Google Play Services Genymotion

Let’s see how we can install Google Play services on Genymotion Android Emulator by following the steps below. Many Android apps depend on Google Play Services. Genymotion doesn’t come with GP. Luckily, we can install a bundle containing GP ourselves.

Install Open Gapps for Google Apps

Genymotion 3.2.1, comes with 1 click installer for Google Apps. First, you need to start the Genymotion virtual device. Click the down arrow key button of the virtual device and then select install Open Gapps.

Genymotion install Open GApps

Accept the user agreement button.

Install open Gapps Genymotion

Click on Yes

Genymotion player ssl error

Downloading open GApps in progress

Genymotion player downloading open gapps

Once the installation is completed, one warning message will pop up that the Open Gapps successfully installed and then asks us to reboot the virtual device. Click Restart Now button.

open gapps successfully installed

Now we can start to use the Google Play Store app (It can find it on the app’s window). If you want to download any app from the Google Play Store, you need to sign in to Google Play accounts. You can create a new Google Play account if you don’t have one.

Genymotion player apps

Uploading Open GApps Google Apps Archive

In this method, we can manually upload and install Open Gapps in a virtual machine. First, we need to Launch GAPPS Official Webpage. Then we choose the version for the virtual device on that page. We download the zip file named open_gapps-arm64–9.0-stock-20210925.zip.
The download file name might be different depending on the virtual device specifications.

Download Open Gapps

Install Google Play Services Genymotion

Open Genymotion app player, then we drag and drop the downloaded zip file into GenyMotion virtual device.

Genymotion App Player

Open the download folder and then drag the zip file.

Genymotion player drag Gapps

The open Gapps file transfer is in progress.

Genymotion player archive flashing

The installation starts automatically and Genymotion Emulator flashes archive files. The installation will complete in a while and you can see the Installation Result. After successfully completing you can restart the Genymotion virtual device.

Genymotion VM file installation result

In this process, once the installation is complete, we need to check updates and then update Google Play Services manually. For doing this, you need to Google Store as I explained above. Then you can sign in to your Google Play account or create a new one.
Everything is OK. We can now use Google Play services easily

Genymotion Google Play Sign In

Type google email, credentials and then click forward key.

Genymotion google play sign in

Google play terms of service, click ok.

Google play terms of service

Genymotion Google services, select backup & restore option and then click Next.

Genymotion Google services backup

Install Apps in Genemotion Virtual Device

Genymotion Google play store, select Instagram app.

Genymotion Google play store

Click install to Install Instagram app in genymotion virtual machine.

Genymotion Google play store Instagram

Instagram needs access to the Google play store, click accept.

Instagram needs access to Google

Downloading Instagram in progress.

Downloading Instagram

Successfully installed Instagram in Genymotion virtual machine.

Install Google Play Services Genymotion

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 18 years experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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