How to play GTA 5 on Android

How to play GTA 5 on Android


Grand Theft Auto V released back in 2013 is still one of the hottest game in 2018 and as it looks like it's popularity isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

As it's high quality and features rich game popular on every gaming platform there is, having really a huge influence on gamers it shouldn't be any surprise Android gamers are eager to play it.

There are many, many people looking for GTA 5 for Android but unfortunately also there are many cheaters who provide some virus apks that will require you to take surveys after surveys claiming that they will let you play.

In reality, all those are just a small virus apk install files with original GTA 5's video and ads, they will never work and you should waste your time on such low quality scam.

Others are virus-only apks which will hide on your Android device and show you ads sometimes, you should also avoid it.

Right now, even in 2018 there isn't powerful enough Android device to actually run GTA 5, not to mention Apple's iPhones & iPads way below to Androids in terms of hardware capabilities and performance.

Still, don't get disappointed just yet! There are ways to play GTA 5 on Android!

First option: play via stream app

There are some apps that let's you stream games from your PC via WiFi or 3G/4G network and play them on your smartphone.

GTA 5 with remote stream play

That method works in a following way:

- Games runs on your PC, uses Computer's hardware and power

- The gameplay - visuals and sounds is transferred to your smartphone via internet connection

- Smartphone has onscreen buttons and keys to control the game and sends controller data to a PC in real time

Basically, you're using your smartphone as a gamepad & monitor, or in other words you're watching a video which you can control.


Moonlight game streaming is one of the most popular game streaming app which let's you stream PC games right into your Android mobile, the best news - it's free and lightweight. Still, your PC needs good enough hardware specs to run Grand Theft Auto V.

You're also required to have installed Moonlight Game Streaming app on your PC and Android.

Also, the disadvantage of this method is that you're required to have a gaming PC and Android smartphone, both of them connected to high speed internet connection.

Another good game streaming service is Steam Link which let's you stream and play Windows games right on your internet-connected Android.

As all game streaming services and apps, this one also requires high speed internet connection and app installed on the Android device.

Steam Link is a new product, released officially by Steam, so you can only play games which you have purchased or claimed on your Steam account and are available for playing.

Second option: download GTA modified version

If you're really looking to download and install GTA 5 Android version on your mobile and play it offline, without spending a lot of data and having gaming PC, then you're left only with one option... Download GTA 5 mod version.

GTA 5 mod apk

You can download unofficial, fans modified version of GTA 5 to Android and play it offline, you don't even need Rockstar account and it's free.

Yes, it's may not be exactly what you're looking for but it's definitely a decent game you can easily get your hands on, it's free and yet is closest to GTA 5. Unlike other apks, it doesn't require you to complete offer or fill surveys - no survey, play right away.

Another bonus feature is pre enabled famous GTA cheats that lets you drop any car from the skies or get any weapon and have more fun.

Third option: play with cloud gaming

Cloud Gaming is a new and yet still beta product on the gaming market, promising to change future of gaming forever.

It's available for many platforms and operating systems including PC, Mac and Android.

GTA 5 on Vortex Cloud Gaming

Cloud gaming works in a quite similar way as game streaming, in fact it's game streaming itself. The core difference is, unlike game streaming cloud gaming doesn't require you to have a gaming PC, or even a PC at all.

All you need is a device on supported platform, like Android tablet or mobile, their service's app and high speed internet. Most popular cloud gaming provider is Vortex for now.

Cloud gaming stores games on their secure, online SSD disks and uses their powerful servers to process the game and let you play it on a weaker device. Just like a PC is used to run the game with game steaming, quite similarly cloud gaming uses servers to run the game.

The main advantage of this method is that you don't have to have an expensive gaming PC or console, you don't even need to buy the game as most cloud gaming service providers own the game and all servers requested to run it smoothly.

Also, you need high speed internet connection only on your Android as they handle servers' internet access on their end.

But there is also a big disadvantage - while it looks like perfect choice it's not free or cheap service. It costs a lot to host and maintain such powerful servers, so nowadays cloud gaming services are usually expensive joy for real gaming.

Most of the such services are billed hourly and if you want to play all day and enjoy it as much as possible, you'll have to spend a lot for the subscription. Also, don't forget fast internet costs as this service needs a lot data to transfer.

When it comes to playing GTA 5 on mobile it's not really a piece of cake as smartphones even in these days aren't powerful enough to run such a heavy game.

Still, nothing is impossible!

Which method will you choose? What's your preferred way to play GTA 5 on smartphone? The choice is yours!