Most of you must have noticed that the Google Play Store is not available in the Android Emulator. But having Play store on the emulator would be very handy when you want to access different applications and test them. So here are the steps to add Google Play Store to your android emulator.
- Download the 3 files – GoogleLoginService.apk, GoogleServicesFramework.apk and Vending.apk.
- Launch your emulator.
- Remount the adb.
- Change the permission of file /system/app to read, write and execute (777).
- Push the files GoogleLoginService.apk, GoogleServicesFramework.apk and Vending.apk to /system/app location.
- Remove the directory /system/app/SdkSetup.*
If the above steps are properly done, play store will appear on your emulator. Give your Google account credentials to sign in and then it would ask about Google +, Back-up and restore options. After that it would show the below screen and click continue and you are done! Here is a screenshot for your reference that play store works on emulator.