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How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Universal apps on Windows have come a long way from the Windows 8 days. On Windows 10, these apps feel much more like desktop apps and make better use of all the screen real estate. The only difference is the interface follows the modern Windows design, unlike many desktop apps. But the Microsoft Store for Windows is still far behind in terms of the number of apps when compared to Android or iOS. Every now and then you will find that an app you enjoy on your phone isn’t available on your Windows PC. Which is why you might want to find a way to run Android apps on your PC. Here are 4 programs that let you run Android apps on your Windows desktop.

1. Bluestacks App Player

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Bluestacks App Player is one of the first, if not the first Android emulators for Windows PC. Naturally, with all the time it has had, it is also one of the most robust Android emulators around. It can run Android apps on Windows and also Android games. Bluestacks gives you a custom interface suitable for navigating with a mouse. It makes it easy to toggle emulation settings and launch apps. Bluestacks uses a “Layercake” technology that uses hardware accelerators to improve the performance of Android games in Windows. It is a free app but an optional subscription of $2/month enables premium support and exclusive offers from app developers.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

The sidebar on the left is where you will find most of what you need. It contains a toggle for switching the Android window’s orientation from portrait to landscape, a screenshot tool, and a shortcut to the Bluestacks file transfer application, which lets you copy files from your desktop to Bluestacks’ virtual device’s storage. The app player also has its own streaming platform called Bluestacks TV. If your PC has 8GB of RAM or more, you can also broadcast the game you’re playing using your Facebook or Twitch account. You can calibrate the mic, connect a webcam and test your stream before going live. It even lets you respond to comments on Facebook and messages on Twitch with a pop-out window.

You can also watch live streams from other people and connect a gamepad controller too. Bluestacks notifies you when you connect a controller, letting you know that it has identified the controller. What I like the best about Bluestacks is the AppCast. It lets you launch apps that are installed on your phone on your PC.

2. AMIDuOS

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

AMIDuOS has nothing over Bluestacks in terms of features or customizability. Most options reside in the Android Settings menu like on stock Android and it just works like that too. That’s not to say it doesn’t offer anything over stock Android. It has keyboard shortcuts for rotating the screen, zooming, swiping, and tilting. Like Bluestacks, it also supports computer peripherals such as a webcam or a microphone. You can set up a shared folder between DuOS and Windows too for easy file transfers.

DuOS is developed by American Megatrends Incorporated. This is the company behind the BIOS firmware on millions of Windows computers. It claims to be the fastest Android emulator but many such emulators have made the claim. We can’t certify their claim but DuOS does perform surprisingly well. It seldom uses more than half of the system resources and manages to run almost every app you can find.

If you want to install an app not available in the Play Store, you will need to download it on your Windows PC, right-click on the APK file and select Apply to DuOS. Unlike Bluestacks though, DuOS isn’t free. The PRO version will cost you $15 (Lollipop or Jellybean) while a LITE version (Jellybean only) will cost you $10. There is a free 30-day trial though.

3. Genymotion

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Genymotion is another Android emulator for Windows that lays claim to being the fastest Android emulator. Unlike some other emulators, that are focused on gaming or entertainment, Genymotion focuses on development. It allows you to create a virtual Android device within your PC and allocate to it the desired amount of RAM and storage space. It makes use of Virtual box in order to get things up and running. This virtual device can have a resolution you want, and it can be running a version of Android that you want too. It uses the x86 architecture to run, which is great for performance.

If you’ve tried Bluestacks or any other emulator you will clearly notice a difference in terms of performance. Somehow, it seems to perform much better on Linux (Ubuntu) than on Windows. Genymotion has a sidebar that loads on the right side of a virtual device offering anything you could want. It allows the ability to test the GPS, use a camera, change the virtual device’s battery stats, capture videos and much more. Genymotion also has a console to manually type in any command that is needed.

It also offers a few extra tidbits such as the ability to scroll on the device with a computer’s trackpad. Most of the advanced features are only available after a paid subscription though. You will be able to download Genymotion for free but you will still need to create an account.

4. Remix OS Player

“The most advanced Android game emulator for PC,” says its tagline. At least it doesn’t claim to be the fastest, which it definitely is not. But if you’ve used Remix OS on your PC before you’ll definitely not settle down for a stock Android experience. Who even wants the ability to run only a single app at a time on a PC? Remix OS Player is an emulator that runs Remix OS inside the Windows desktop environment. It, thus, is a great emulator that lets you run Android apps on your Windows 10 PC.

The performance, as a result, takes a hit compared to a copy of Remix OS installed on the PC. But you’ll probably not mind that a lot, given that the desktop experience Remix OS offers. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Remix OS Player is not compatible with some AMD chipsets like Remix OS itself, and it requires that you enable the “Virtualisation Technology” enabled in your BIOS like Genymotion.

The development team behind this emulator knows that the satisfaction of smashing a button repeatedly while gaming can’t be fulfilled by a touch screen. Which is why they have heavily optimized Remix OS Player for gaming. You can map keyboard buttons and also run multiple games side by side thanks to multiple resizable Windows. There are also a lot of under-the-hood improvements to improve gameplay.

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What to Know

  • Install: Download and install BlueStacks. Sign in to your Google Play Store account.
  • In BlueStacks, open Google Play. Select an Android app and choose Install. The app downloads to BlueStacks.
  • Choose the Android app icon in BlueStacks to run the app. Use the controls in the sidebar to adjust options for the game.

This article explains how to install BlueStacks and use it to run Android apps on a Windows computer. It includes the requirements to run BlueStacks.

How to Install BlueStacks

BlueStacks is software that brings Android N (7.1.2) to a Windows computer. It gives you the ability to use the mouse and keyboard from your system with Android apps. Unlike a smartphone with a fixed-size screen, you can resize BlueStacks windows to make apps larger or full screen.

Install BlueStacks and sign in to the Google Play Store to download and run Android apps on your laptop or desktop.

Open a browser and go to www.bluestacks.com.

Select Download BlueStacks.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Save, then run the downloaded file. The download and install process may take some time, especially if you have a slow internet connection or a slow computer.

If you encounter a problem, turn off your antivirus software.

BlueStacks should automatically start after it installs. This may take some time, depending on the connection and your computer.

Once started, BlueStacks gives you the opportunity to sign in to your Google Play account. You’ll need to go through the Google Play sign-in process to access, install, and use Android apps from the Play Store.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

After you complete the Google Play sign in, you’re set to install Android apps.

How to Install and Use Android Apps From the Google Play Store With BlueStacks

After BlueStacks is installed on your PC, you can download and install Android apps to use from that computer.

If BlueStacks isn’t open and running, select BlueStacks to start it.

Select Google Play to open the Play Store.

Browse or search for the Android app you want to install. Select the app to see it’s details.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Select Install to download the app to your computer. The system displays an icon for each installed Android app within the BlueStacks app.

Select the app icon to run the installed Android app.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

In BlueStacks, each app opens in a separate tab. Switch between tabs to switch between running Android apps.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

By default, BlueStacks displays a sidebar with several controls to the right of the Android apps. Use these controls to adjust app volume, change keyboard controls, capture screenshots or recordings, set your location, virtually shake the device, or rotate the BlueStacks screen.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Optionally, pay (for example, $3.33 per month) to upgrade a BlueStacks account to remove ads.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

What You Need to Use BlueStacks

To run BlueStacks 4, you need:

  • A computer with Microsoft Windows 7 or newer.
  • An up-to-date graphics driver.
  • An Intel or AMD processor.
  • At least 2 GB of RAM.
  • At least 5 GB of storage available.

You’ll also need an administrator account on your Windows PC to install BlueStacks. For the best experience, you’ll want Microsoft Windows 10, 8 GB (or more) of RAM, SSD storage, and a fast graphics card or capabilities.

  • macOS Sierra (10.12 or more recent) with up-to-date drivers and system software.
  • At least 4 GB of RAM.
  • At least 4 GB of storage space.

As with Windows, you’ll need an administrator account to install BlueStacks on macOS.

More About BlueStacks

Not every Android app offers a Windows, macOS, or web-based equivalent. BlueStacks is an easy way to gain access to Android apps on your Windows computer.

BlueStacks can run multiple Android apps at once, and each app opens in a new tab within BlueStacks. It also offers a multi-instance mode that runs multiple instances of the same app, which may appeal to productivity buffs and gamers. BlueStacks also enables streaming Android gameplay live to Twitch.

An older version of BlueStacks, BlueStacks 3, is no longer supported. Although, many support pages for that version remain available.

BlueStacks If you’re dying to run Android applications on your Windows machine, then you’ll want to check out the recently released BlueStacks App Player beta, an Android app emulator for Windows XP, Vista, and 7.

The software gives you access to Android apps on the Android Market, GetJar, the Amazon AppStore or 1Mobile Market, and allows you to run them on your desktop.

You can also use a companion Android app to download the same apps you have on your Android device to your computer and receive SMS messages sent to your phone on your PC.

If you’d like to give BlueStacks a try, here’s how to get started.

Download

BlueStacks download page To download the App Player beta grab it from the BlueStacks site by clicking on the “Download Now” button on the landing page and run the .EXE file. If your computer is missing the .NET framework 3.5, you will be prompted to download that utility before App Player will install. The program takes a few minutes to install as it grabs most of the app’s required files and other information from online.

Android Phone

Setting BlueStacks up with your Android phone The set-up process is pretty straightforward, but Android smartphone owners will want to be sure they click the “Yes” radio button saying they have an Android phone. You will then be prompted for an email address and your telephone number including country code. BlueStacks will then send you an email and SMS message detailing how to sync your phone with App Player.

In my tests, I did not receive an SMS, but all the information I needed to sync my device was contained in the email.

Launch Apps

BlueStacks App Player start screen Once you’ve entered your Android device details, you are ready to go, and you can start using the app. By default, you get a number of apps to try out right away such as Barnes & Noble’s Nook app, Documents To Go, Evernote, Fruit Ninja Free, Pulse, and StumbleUpon.

To launch an app, click once on the program’s icon. To return to the App Player start screen, click on the BlueStacks icon in the center of the navigation bar at the bottom of the App Player window.

Download New Apps

Download new apps To download apps from the various Android app stores, just enter the app’s name into the search bar found below your app gallery. You can download almost anything you could use on your phone; however, some messaging apps may not work. I use text messaging service WhatsApp Messenger, for example, to communicate with friends and family around the world. But in my tests, WhatsApp wouldn’t work using App Player.

To find a new app to use, just enter its name into the search bar and press “Find.” App Player grabs apps from Google Play.

But you can also download apps from other app stores including Amazon Appstore for Android, GetJar, and 1Mobile Market. Click on the transparent window at the top of your Windows desktop and select the basket icon to choose a specific market.

Setting Up Your Android Device

BlueStacks Cloud Connect If you want to receive SMS messages and put the same apps on your phone onto App Player on your desktop, you need to download BlueStacks’ Cloud Connect free companion app from Google Play. The app will ask you to enter a PIN that was sent to you via email. You can also find the PIN on App Player by clicking on the “Settings” icon in the lower right corner of the navigation bar. Then, on the next page, select “Cloud Connect,” and a pop-up window will appear with the PIN.

Cloud Connect is pretty straightforward to use: you just select the apps you’d like to “sync” with App Player and then press the sync button at the top of the screen. If you’d like to sync all apps to your desktop tap the box next to the sync button.

Despite being called “sync,” this feature simply downloads the same apps that you have on your phone to App Player. It does not sync your app settings; log-in information, for example, will have to be reentered.

Windows 8

App Player could be handy for upcoming Windows 8-based touch tablets. If the Windows Store is missing a Metro-style version of an app you’d like to use, you can turn to the BlueStacks App Player. The only downside is you’ll be running Android apps on top of a traditional Windows desktop environment.

I briefly tested BlueStacks running in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and it worked about as expected. It was slow (to be fair, I was running Windows 8 in a virtual machine), but was still usable.

I also tried out App Player on a Vista machine with a dual-core 2.16 GHz Intel Pentium T3400 and 2GB of RAM. During that trial, App Player ran considerably faster, but was far from smooth. Keep in mind, however, this is a beta product and likely far from finalized.

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How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Microsoft and Google may have put the kibosh on Intel’s planned “Dual OS” PCs—devices with both Windows and Android on them—but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your dream of Android and Windows on the same machine. You can run Android apps and even the Android operating system on your current PC.

This allows you to use Android’s ecosystem of touch-based apps on touch-enabled Windows laptops and tablets, so it does make some sense. Of course, the process is clunker than just using Windows apps, but if there are Android-specific apps or games you want to run on your PC, here are four ways to do it.

BlueStacks

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

BlueStacks isthe easiest way to run Android apps on Windows. It doesn’t replace your entire operating system. Instead, it runs Android apps within a window on your Windows desktop. This allows you to use Android apps just like any other program. BlueStacks also includes support for easy installation of apps from Google Play, so the process is as seamless as possible. Even better, BlueStacks runs Android apps and games with surprisingly good performance.

This solution can’t replace Windows with Android, but that’s not a bad thing—competing solutions that allow you to dual boot Android with Windows are currently unstable. This is only a solution for running Android apps on Windows. Unlike many of the other options here, this is a fairly stable and polished experience.

Similar applications, including YouWave and Windroy, lack the speed and easy app installation BlueStacks offers.

Google’s Official Android Emulator

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Google provides an official Android emulator as part of the Android SDK. You can use it to run the Android operating system in a window on your existing computer. This gives you complete access to the entire Android operating system. It’s intended for developers to test their Android apps.

Unfortunately, the official Android emulator is rather slow and isn’t a good option for everyday use. It’s useful if you want to test apps or play with the latest version of Android, but you wouldn’t want to actually use apps or play games in it.

To get started with the Android Emulator, download Google’s Android SDK, open the SDK Manager program, and select Tools > Manage AVDs. Click the New button and create a an Android Virtual Device (AVD) with your desired configuration, then select it and click the Start button to launch it. You can read more about the process in our guide.

Android-x86

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Android-x86 is a community project to port Android to the x86 platform so it can run natively on Intel and AMD processors. That way, you to install Android on a laptop or tablet just as you’d install Windows or Linux. This project was originally noteworthy for providing a way to run Android on low-power netbooks, giving those old netbooks some additional life.

You can check out our guide to installing Android on your computer for more details, or you can install Android-x86 inside a virtual machine to avoid having to reboot your computer.

Bear in mind that this project isn’t stable. You should exercise extreme caution when installing it on physical hardware.

Android on Intel Architecture

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Intel develops their own distribution of Android for new Intel-based PCs with UEFI firmware. It’s named Android on Intel Architecture, or Android -IA. Intel even provides an installer, which you can use to install Android on your Windows device. The installer will ask if you want to preserve Windows in a dual-boot scenario, so this is a way to dual boot Android and Windows on a new laptop or tablet.

Bear in mind that this project isn’t stable and won’t work on every device yet. At the moment, the Samsung XE700T, Acer Iconia W700, and Lenovo X220T and X230T devices appear to be officially supported targets. This project is really interesting because it’s being driven by Intel itself. This is likely the same software you’ll find on those new “Dual OS” Intel PCs.

This option isn’t for casual users, but it may become more stable over time. For more information, consult Intel’s Downloads, Quick Start, and Devices pages.

If you really want to run Android apps on your Windows computer, you should install BlueStacks. It’s the easiest, slickest, most stable option.

In the long term, the Android on Intel Architecture and Android-x86 projects may make Android easier to install and use on a wider variety of hardware. They could provide an easy way to dual boot Android and Windows—or even replace Windows with Android. For now, these projects aren’t recommended unless you have supported hardware, and you should be careful even if you do.

Ever wanted to run the Apps available for Android platform on your Windows PC? If yes, then you need to be trying out BlueStacks, which is a freeware app which lets you run any Android app on Windows desktop. If you own an Android-based phone or tablet you can use the BlueStacks Android App Player to transfer the apps to a Windows and run them on the Android App Player. You need to download BlueStacks’ Cloud Connect app from the Android Market.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Once installed, it works as gadget and you can see some of the installed apps available. You can download more app using the option available on the gadget. As of now the free version is limited to running a maximum of 26 apps.

If you want your app installed on your phone to run in Windows, then you need to install the cloud connect app as mentioned above. It is available for free from the Android market. The apps installed on Windows run full screen with Android phone like options available.

Here is a demo of BlueStacks;

The app is currently in alpha which means we can expect more features as well as a paid version of this app without any limitation to number of apps. One disappointing feature of this tool is that you need to login with your Facebook account to install new apps, which we feel isn’t the right way, there should have been options to use an Open ID or a normal account creation.

There’s no denying the fact that average users are now more comfortable using there Android devices to do stuff than using a PC. Android apps are more user friendly and offer features in ease that’s remained wanting on PC softwares — and let’s not talk about the UI, which is just superb on Android devices, compared to PC.

So how about installing your favorite Android apps on PC? Well, you can do that, and quite easily. Since Android is an open source platform, it’s easily possible to run it on a PC with a virtual Linux environment.

And thanks to BlueStacks, who took advantage of this and have developed one good, if not great, Android App player for Windows and Mac.

The BlueStacks App Player runs on your PC as an Android tablet in landscape mode. It runs in both full screen and windowed mode. And it even syncs notifications from Android apps with notification system on your Windows PC, keeping you updated with all the information from Apps like Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and others.

Yes, you get notifications just like you get them on your Android device, and it takes place in the form of the traditional balloon popping up on the left-bottom of your PC.

So if running Android Apps and Games on your Windows PC and Mac interests you then go ahead and follow the guide below for installation and usage instructions.

  • DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL BLUESTACKS ON YOUR PC
  • SETUP BLUESTACKS
  • Installing Apps and Games on your PC using BlueStacks
  • Useful Tips

DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL BLUESTACKS ON YOUR PC

You first need to download the BlueStacks software on your PC. Below’s how to:

icon-download DOWNLOAD BlueStacks
  1. Install BlueStacks app player using the installation file you received from the download link above.
  2. Once the installation is finished, BlueStacks will automatically start itself. In case it doesn’t, then start it from the BlueStacks icon that’s now created on your desktop.

NOTE FOR MAC USERS: The guide below is written for Windows PCs. But the process of setting BlueStacks is similar on Windows and Mac so you can still follow the steps below to setup BlueStacks on your Mac and run Android Apps and Games easily.

SETUP BLUESTACKS

Setting up BlueStacks on your PC is a process similar to that of setting up an Android device. A Google account is added to your BlueStacks installation giving you complete access to Play Store with all the Apps and Games just like an Android device.

BlueStacks App Player Start Screen

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

You’ll see a screen like this when you start BlueStacks on your PC. The apps and games listed here are only icons and not installed actually, but clicking on them will lead you to Play Store for download and installation. And for that you’ll need to setup an Google account first, if you haven’t already.

Setup Google Account on BlueStacks

Like every Android device, setting up a Google account on your BlueStacks is a one time process. If you’re familiar with Android devices, then you must already know how to add a Google account on Android, however if you’re new to this then follow the steps below for a step-by-step guide:

  1. Click the ‘Settings’ icon (find the app under All Apps) in BlueStacks App Player and select ‘Accounts & Sync’ from there.
    How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks
  2. Select ‘ADD ACCOUNT’ from the top-right corner of the screen and then select ‘Google’ from the list that shows up.
  3. Now on the ‘Add a Google Account’ screen click on ‘Existing’ if you already have a Google (Gmail) account or ‘New’ if you want to create a new account on Google.
  4. Sign in with your Google account login details and you’ll be all set.

Once you’ve setup an Google account, the next needed to be done is to App Sync, lets see how to do that:

Setup App Sync
  1. Go to the home screen of your BlueStacks App Player.
  2. Select the ‘App Sync’ icon and login with the same Google account that you used in the steps above.

That’s it. You’re all set to download and install apps from Play Store now.

Installing Apps and Games on your PC using BlueStacks

  1. Click on the ‘Search’ icon on BlueStacks home screen.
  2. Now search for the app you want to install. For example, let’s search for the ‘Google Drive’ app.
    How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks
  3. After you’ve typed your search, click on the link that reads ‘Search Play for Google Drive’. This will search for the app (Google Drive, in this case) on the Play Store
    └ If it asks you to agree to ‘Google Play Terms of Service’, click Accept.
  4. Select the app from the search results and click install.

Useful Tips

  • Install a third-party launcher like Nova Launcher from the Play Store. It’ll be a lot easier to browse and manage apps installed on BlueStacks using a third-party launcher.
  • Access Notification Bar by clicking on the clock in the bottom bar.
  • Press F11 or Click the window icon in the bottom bar to run BlueStacks in full screen mode.
  • Click the share icon in the bottom bar to take a screenshot of your current screen on BlueStacks and share it.
  • After connecting to your Google Account Go to Setting on web Google Play here (link) and you’ll see a T-Mobile Galaxy S2 (or any name) appearing over there. That’s your BlueStacks Android App Player. Click on Edit in the right most and give it a nickname BlueStacks or PC or any name to differentiate it from phones, if you want to. It’s optional, of course.
  • Yes! you can install the apps from Web Google Play Store. Click on Install on any app’s page, and your BlueStacks Android App player should show up in the list.
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It’s time to run Android Apps on Windows using Android simulator tools. There are many software to help you to run Android apps on Windows PC. It’s easy as a piece of cake. Among these many tools, you should install one of them. Don’t install more than one for playing Android games and Applications. Too many cooks spoil the broth.

The software I have tested for running Android Apps and Games on Windows, is BlueStacks. It’s along time I’m using this software to run Android Applications and Games on my desktop. I dare say it works prefect for me it is second to none currently.

Run Android Apps on Windows

First of all download the BlueStacks on your computer and install it like a simple software. When the installation has finished, try to configure it with below guide.

  1. Run the BlueStacks on you computer and accept the license agreement. Next click Yes, if you would like to enable the location services. Now you are on onetime setup page.

One Time Setup

2. Click Continue on One Time Setup page to go to next page. On the Add a Google Account page, click Existing in order to login the play store with a Gmail account. If you don’t have gmail account, click New and create a new gmail account.

Add a Google Account for BlueStacks

3. Type your Gmail account address and password then click on the Next arrow button. Then click OK to accept the Google Play Store policy.

Sign In to Google Account

4. On Google services page, clear the check box of Back up data to you google account then click Next.

5. Now the BlueStacks need to setup an account for itself. Just click Continue to go to next page.

Setup BlueStacks Account

6. Select the existing account which previously login it with to Google Play store then click OK.

Choose an account for BlueStacks

7. Finally the BlueStacks account configuration has completed and click Continue to enable sync apps.

Enable App Sync

8. To enable App Sync, once again type your email address and password to sync with your account.

Enable App Sync on Google

9. The final of enabling app sync configuration, click Let’s go to go to install your favorite apps form Google Play Store on your computer.

Run Android Apps on Windows using BlueStacks

Now the BlueStacks is ready to download and install Android Apps and games to your computer. You should specify the App directory to store the application setups files. I hope it has been informative for Android lovers and Game geeks. Feel free to ask relented Android simulator software for Windows. Or any errors to run Android Apps on Windows.

If you are an android developer and say you only have iPhone, you might want to test your newly developed android app in windows pc. Any one who want to try android games and android apps in Windows, this post will guide you to do so,

How to Run Android Apps in Windows

BlueStacks is currently the best way to run Android apps on Windows. It doesn’t replace your entire operating system. Instead, it runs Android apps within a window on your Windows desktop. This allows you to use Android apps just like any other program. BlueStacks also includes support for easy installation of apps from Google Play, so the process is as seamless as possible. Even better, BlueStacks runs Android apps and games with surprisingly good performance.

This solution can’t replace Windows with Android, but that’s not a bad thing — competing solutions that allow you to dual boot Android with Windows are currently unstable. This is only a solution for running Android apps on Windows. Unlike many of the other options here, this is a fairly stable and polished experience.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Installation

You can get BlueStacks from BlueStacks.com, which offers a version for Windows 8 as well as older versions of Windows and Mac. BlueStacks also runs GetYourAppsBack.com, a riff off Google’s “Get Your Google Back” website, which offers instructions for installing the Google search app on Windows 8.

The BlueStacks App Player isn’t a Modern app, as it runs on the desktop. However, it does offer a full-screen environment that mimics Microsoft’s Modern environment on Windows 8.

Using Android Apps on Windows 8

Once it’s installed, you can launch it and search for apps to install by tapping the magnifying glass icon.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

BlueStacks needs to connect to a Google account so it can download apps from Google Play, but you can create a unique Google account just for BlueStacks from within the BlueStacks App Player, if you prefer. BlueStacks can also install apps from the Amazon Store – it will present you with a list of options when you try to install an app.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

You can also turn Android apps into windows on your desktop, something not possible with Windows 8’s Modern apps without third-party software.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Clicks can be used to mimic touch events. For example, to swipe up in Temple Run, you could click the screen, hold the mouse down, move the cursor up, and then release the mouse button. However, touch events will feel much more natural.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

You can tap or click the home button (the BlueStacks icon) to go back to the home screen. Tap or click My Apps to view apps you have installed and launch them.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

BlueStacks definitely isn’t perfect, and proper Windows 8 apps would be preferable. However, while you probably don’t want to use Android apps in full-screen for things like Twitter on Windows 8, BlueStacks opens a whole world of touch-based Android games to Windows 8.

Android apps could also be used to add touch-based functionality to the desktop – perhaps you could run Twitter’s Android app in a window on your desktop to keep an eye on Twitter and control the small app window with touch.

By Melanie Pinola published 16 June 15

You no longer need a dedicated Android phone or tablet to experience the 1.4 million apps available in Google Play. Android emulators make it easy to run Google’s mobile OS side by side with Windows, so you can always access your favorite mobile messaging apps, games and more on the PCs you already own — and take advantage of your larger monitor, hardware keyboard and other peripherals. Here are the best ways to run Android on your computer.

How Android Emulators Work

Emulators are programs that basically mimic or act like the hardware and operating system of other machines. When you install an emulator, you get a virtual console in which you can install other apps and play around with the system. Whether you want to check out Android before you buy a device, develop and test your own Android apps, expand Windows’ paltry app selection, or sync apps between your Android phone or tablet and your PC, you have a number of utilities to choose from.

AMIDuOS

Of all the Android emulators we tested, AMIDuOS performed the best. On AnTuTu benchmarks, AMIDuOS scored 45,611, compared to BlueStacks’ score of 28,311 and Andy’s showing of 31,299. AMIDuOS pulls off this impressive performance by running Android apps natively on your computer’s x86 processor whenever possible, rather than emulating Android devices’ less powerful ARM processors. AMIDuOS ran the performance-demanding Google Earth smoothly (and was able to find my location), detected and followed my “OK, Google” Google Now voice commands, and even allowed for copying and pasting text between Android and Windows.

The fast performance comes at a price — $10 for a lifetime license per computer (after a 30-day trial) and, like other emulators, high memory and CPU usage. The more memory and processing power your computer has, the better.

For the money, though, AMIDuOS offers excellent performance and features, such as the ability to emulate a rooted Android device (so you can try apps and settings that you might not attempt with your $500 phone or tablet). Soon, it will also run Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Best for: People who want to run graphics-intensive or otherwise demanding Android apps, have enough system resources to run the virtual machine and/or want to try Android in root mode.

Andy provides the full Android (4.2.2 KitKat) experience in either full-screen or windowed mode. You can basically do anything in Andy that you could on an Android tablet or phone, including adding widgets to your home screen, backing up your virtual device to Google and receiving app notifications. The latter comes in handy, because instead of leaving a browser tab open for Facebook or Gmail or needing your phone for messaging apps like Snapchat, you can just get the notifications in Andy.

The program offers many ways for Android to interact with your PC (with either x86 processors or ARM processors) and even your phone. You can use your Android phone as a controller for Andy on your desktop (helpful when playing games that require tilting or tapping, if your computer doesn’t support these). Android apps can be launched from your Windows desktop, and you can copy files between Android and Windows through a shared folder.

Andy is also attractively 100 percent free, although its parent company is an alleged adware distributor (a fact that might give some people pause). The program also ran disturbingly slow on my two-year-old laptop, so a newer computer with at least 4GB of RAM, if not more, is recommended if you want to run Android apps with Andy.

Best for: Those who don’t have a touch-screen PC and who want to use their Android device as a game controller, have enough system resources to run the virtual machine, have a laptop with an ARM processor, want to run Andy on both Windows and Mac, and/or want to run Android in a flexible, resizable window (the other programs reviewed here only offer a fixed-size window).

BlueStacks

BlueStacks App Player was one of the first Android emulators. Rather than virtualize the full Android OS, the program lets you install and run individual Android apps on your PC, either in full-screen or windowed mode. According to the company, the system is compatible with 96 percent of the apps available in Google Play and 86 percent of Android games.

While you can search for any Android app to install on your PC using BlueStacks, it is particularly focused on games, as its home page filled with suggested games by category reveals. If you have a touch-screen computer, you can interact with Android apps just like you would on an Android phone or tablet: by tapping, swiping and tilting away.

Unfortunately, although BlueStacks runs many games quite well, I found the program to be buggy and the user interface inflexible. However, it is a free program that doesn’t take up a lot of resources (it requires just 2GB of RAM) — as long as you’re willing to occasionally install BlueStacks’ recommended apps. Otherwise, the program costs $2 a month to keep playing.

Best for: people who don’t need the entire Android OS, want a free solution (and are OK with installing random apps) and just want to play Android games, particularly on a resource-limited computer.

Other Ways to Run Android in Windows

BlueStacks, Andy and AMIDuOS aren’t the only Android emulators in town.

YouWave is another option, but it costs a comparably hefty $19.99 and runs only the older Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Genymotion, on the other hand, is free, and, like AMIDuOS, takes advantage of your computer’s x86 architecture for better performance. It runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. You can choose a specific device to emulate — a Google Nexus 9 running the latest version of Android (5.10), for example, or another Android tablet or phone — and create multiple virtual machines. While Genymotion perfectly emulates the full Android environment, however, it’s a tool meant more for Android developers. It doesn’t include Google Play, so you can’t install apps from there without work-arounds. And in my tests, I found bugs such as not being able to pinch to zoom in Google Maps. If you’re willing to go through the steps to install Google Play, however, Genymotion runs most apps smoothly, including those using 3D graphics, but performance isn’t as strong as with AMIDuOS.

The official Android SDK includes a mobile device emulator. Like Genymotion, it’s meant primarily for developers to test their own Android apps on their computers. While it’s possible to use the Android emulator in the Android SDK to try out apps you want to run, the emulator is notoriously slow — perhaps impossibly slow, even.

You can create your own Android emulator in Windows using VirtualBox and Android x86, but that’s essentially like installing Andy or AMIDuOS, with more work involved and fewer user-interface controls.

In short, for a completely free option, you’ll probably want to try either Andy or Genymotion. AMIDuOS, however, is a worthwhile $10 investment if you see yourself regularly using Android apps on your computer (and you can try it free for 30 days to see if it works for you).

Stop switching devices back and forth.

By David Nield | Published Feb 28, 2021 2:00 PM

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

If there are Android games and apps you love and rely on, know that you’re not limited to using them on small displays. You can also get them running on your desktop or laptop computer, so you can take advantage of the extra screen real estate and full keyboard and mouse controls.

A warning, though: If you’re new to emulators, you should know there’s a chance some apps may not work perfectly. That’s just a consequence of trying to run software on a device it wasn’t intended for. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do about it.

Get Android apps on your computer using Chrome OS

If you own a Chromebook, it has Android app support built right in, so getting your favorite mobile apps to work won’t require any effort on your part. Click the launcher button (bottom left), find the Play Store icon, and browse for your apps and games just as you would on an Android phone.

If you don’t see the Play Store icon on your Chromebook, head to the Settings pane (click the status bar in the lower right corner, then the cog icon), and select Google Play Store under Apps. From the same section of Settings you can pick Manage your apps to view and uninstall them, or pin your favorite ones to the bottom shelf on Chrome OS.

Newly installed apps will appear in the launcher and you can open them with a click. Most apps will run perfectly well on Chrome OS, but that may not always be the case. If you notice some odd behavior and positioning, it means that particular app has not been optimized for Chromebooks or other larger screens.

As Google develops both Chrome OS and Android, using a Chromebook or a Chromebox is the best way to run Android on a desktop or laptop computer. You’ll get the most up-to-date version of Google’s operating system and the best compatibility with its apps, so if you’re thinking of upgrading your laptop, this something you should take into account.

Run Android apps on your computer using an emulator

Even though Chrome OS makes running Android apps on your computer extremely simple, chances are you’re a Windows or macOS user. This doesn’t mean you’re out of luck—you’ll just need some help from an emulator: a program that interprets code written for Android and produces the same results on your computer.

Downloading and installing them is easy and generally free. You just need to choose one.

BlueStacks

When it comes to Android emulators, BlueStacks is speedy, free, and easy to set up. You can also find versions for both Windows and macOS, so you can give it a go no matter what platform you’re on.

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the program, open it and you’ll find you have a virtual Android device living in your computer. The only difference is that you’re interacting with it using a keyboard, a mouse, and a bigger screen.

Get started from the My Apps tab and, as you would with a brand new mobile device, go to the Play Store to find and install new apps. You can also use the pre-installed Chrome app (at the bottom) to start browsing the web, if you’re curious about the mobile version of your favorite webpage.

To configure your virtual Android gadget, click the app drawer button (at the bottom, in the center), then open Settings. You can also customize the emulator further by opening up the main BlueStack settings screen. On Windows, click the button showing three horizontal lines (top right), then Settings; on macOS, open the BlueStacks menu, then pick Preferences. Options include changing the display resolution of your virtual device, managing how much of your computer’s system resources it uses, and how the program handles app notifications. You can also change the settings for the various input devices you’ve got connected.

NoxPlayer

Another option worth considering is NoxPlayer, and it checks a lot of the same boxes as BlueStacks: It’s free, easy to set up and use, and available for both Windows and macOS.

When you start up NoxPlayer for the first time, you’ll see an emulated Android home screen. You can open up the App Center—which is Nox’s own store of games and apps—or click Tools then Play Store to get to the Google Play Store.

As with BlueStacks, if you’re an Android user, everything is pretty self-explanatory from here on out. Click Tools, then Settings to configure your virtual Android device, including notification management and text size settings.

To get at the NoxPlayer settings, click the cog icon in the top right-hand corner. Among the settings there, you can modify the size of the window, control how the emulator interacts with your computer’s OS, and adjust how demanding the program can be in terms of your system’s resources. You can also configure keyboard and mouse settings, including keyboard shortcuts.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

David Nield is a freelance contributor at Popular Science, producing how to guides and explainers for the DIY section on everything from improving your smartphone photos to boosting the security of your laptop. He doesn’t get much spare time, but when he does he spends it watching obscure movies and taking long walks in the countryside.

By Darragh Murphy published 8 July 21

Microsoft’s Windows 11 isn’t the only way to run Android apps on PC

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

With the upcoming release of Windows 11, Android apps will soon be able to run natively on your PC with some help from Amazon’s app store. But Windows 10 already has a few ways to support multiple apps.

Microsoft’s App Store doesn’t cut it when compared to macOS and Chromebooks. But while Windows 11 aims to change this by even bringing a new Microsoft Store, Android app emulator software BlueStacks and the company’s very own Your Phone app already offer Android apps to run on Windows 10.

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While these methods can be limited, with BlueStack being an emulator that can hamper performance and the Your Phone app only working with Galaxy smartphones, they still bring fully functional Android apps to Windows 10.

Users that don’t want to wait around for Windows 11 to finally use Android Apps on their laptops can try out BlueStack and the Your Phone app right now. Earlier this year, BlueStack released a major update bringing a big upgrade in performance.

How to run Android apps on Windows 10

BlueStacks has been popular software for PCs with over 500 million downloads, and mainly caters to running Android app games on PCs. BlueStacks 5 runs on devices with Intel or AMD processors and also supports ARM devices such as M1-powered Apple laptops including the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

Users can expect plenty from the new update, including faster boot, install and launch times for apps, 50% less RAM consumption than BlueStacks 4, an ‘Eco Mode’ that offers 87% less CPU usage when multi-tasking and reduces GPU usage by 97%, along with smoother frame rates when using Android apps.

BlueStacks 5 can now be downloaded through BlueStacks’ main site for those looking to try it out.

Windows 10 users could already launch Android apps on laptops thanks to Microsoft’s Your Phone app. While it could only run a single Android app at a time when it first arrived, it was recently upgraded earlier this year to be able to run multiple Android apps simultaneously.

There is a catch, however, as this can only be done with Samsung devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. In order for the app to work, users with a Samsung phone must be running Android 11.0 or above, which essentially means flagship Samsung phones released since August 2019 (Note 10 and above), and the Link to Windows Service app 2.1.05.2 or more recent from the Galaxy Store.

On the Windows side, you’ll need to be sure you have at least the Windows 10 May 2020 update along with the most recent version of the Link to Windows or Your Phone app. Presto, you can now run Android apps.

Windows 11 is expected to arrive this October, but for now, these methods will help provide Android app support to your laptop. Check out the Intel and AMD processors you’ll need to run Microsoft’s upcoming OS.

Want to run Android apps on Windows? BlueStacks has an app for that.

So you love Draw Something, Air Attack HD, or some other Android application? If you wanted to run that or any other Android app on your Windows PC, you were out of luck – until recently. BlueStacks now makes it possible to run Android applications on Windows systems.

While still in beta, the BlueStacks App Player delivers the goods. I’ve only tinkered with it myself, but everyone I know who uses it a lot think it’s great.

It’s not just we techies who like BlueStacks. What’s more telling is that PC-giant ASUS has signed a deal with BlueStacks to include its Android app player on the company’s next generation PCs, including the models running Windows 8,

BlueStacks does this not by using a virtual machine (VM) as such but by running an emulation of the Android Davlik (also a VM) on top of Windows. While BlueStacks plans to patent some of the technology in its Android emulator, LayerCake, the technique dates back for decades.

The most well-known modern emulator is Wine. This popular open-source program, along with its commercial brother, CrossOver, enables Linux, Mac OS X, and other Unix users to run Windows applications. It does this by bridging the gap between the Windows program’s application programming interface (API) calls and the underlying operating system.

Like Wine, BlueStacks doesn’t emulate the actual hardware of a device. Instead, it emulates just enough of Android Davlik to server as a bridge between the application and Windows’ APIs. Besides leveraging the Windows device’s processor, be it x86 or ARM, BlueStacks can access the system’s graphics hardware to accelerate the program’s graphics processing. LayerCake also duplicates Android device’s accelerometer tilting in applications and games that utilize it with the mouse or arrow keys. Pinch-to-zoom is also supported on mouse trackpads.

BlueStacks also has a related application, Cloud Connect, which lets you sync Android apps from your phone or tablet to a PC running BlueStacks App Player.

While this sounds pretty spiffy—and indeed it is—I have to add that it raises security concerns. True, BlueStacks has its own App Store, but we all know that people find a way to install other applications. Indeed, Cloud Connect, while very useful, is also an easy road for malware. And, in case you haven’t been paying attention, there’s a lot of Android malware on the loose.

Still, if you’re careful with your Android downloads and you really like the idea of having your favorite Android apps on a Windows PC, BlueStacks can’t be beat. The company also plans to bring its technology to Mac OS X as well, though I wouldn’t count on seeing that anytime soon. BlueStacks will have its hands full getting ready for the launch of Windows 8.

It’s time to run Android Apps on Windows using Android simulator tools. There are many software to help you to run Android apps on Windows PC. It’s easy as a piece of cake. Among these many tools, you should install one of them. Don’t install more than one for playing Android games and Applications. Too many cooks spoil the broth.

The software I have tested for running Android Apps and Games on Windows, is BlueStacks. It’s along time I’m using this software to run Android Applications and Games on my desktop. I dare say it works prefect for me it is second to none currently.

Run Android Apps on Windows

First of all download the BlueStacks on your computer and install it like a simple software. When the installation has finished, try to configure it with below guide.

  1. Run the BlueStacks on you computer and accept the license agreement. Next click Yes, if you would like to enable the location services. Now you are on onetime setup page.

One Time Setup

2. Click Continue on One Time Setup page to go to next page. On the Add a Google Account page, click Existing in order to login the play store with a Gmail account. If you don’t have gmail account, click New and create a new gmail account.

Add a Google Account for BlueStacks

3. Type your Gmail account address and password then click on the Next arrow button. Then click OK to accept the Google Play Store policy.

Sign In to Google Account

4. On Google services page, clear the check box of Back up data to you google account then click Next.

5. Now the BlueStacks need to setup an account for itself. Just click Continue to go to next page.

Setup BlueStacks Account

6. Select the existing account which previously login it with to Google Play store then click OK.

Choose an account for BlueStacks

7. Finally the BlueStacks account configuration has completed and click Continue to enable sync apps.

Enable App Sync

8. To enable App Sync, once again type your email address and password to sync with your account.

Enable App Sync on Google

9. The final of enabling app sync configuration, click Let’s go to go to install your favorite apps form Google Play Store on your computer.

Run Android Apps on Windows using BlueStacks

Now the BlueStacks is ready to download and install Android Apps and games to your computer. You should specify the App directory to store the application setups files. I hope it has been informative for Android lovers and Game geeks. Feel free to ask relented Android simulator software for Windows. Or any errors to run Android Apps on Windows.

Stop switching devices back and forth.

By David Nield | Published Feb 28, 2021 2:00 PM

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

If there are Android games and apps you love and rely on, know that you’re not limited to using them on small displays. You can also get them running on your desktop or laptop computer, so you can take advantage of the extra screen real estate and full keyboard and mouse controls.

A warning, though: If you’re new to emulators, you should know there’s a chance some apps may not work perfectly. That’s just a consequence of trying to run software on a device it wasn’t intended for. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do about it.

Get Android apps on your computer using Chrome OS

If you own a Chromebook, it has Android app support built right in, so getting your favorite mobile apps to work won’t require any effort on your part. Click the launcher button (bottom left), find the Play Store icon, and browse for your apps and games just as you would on an Android phone.

If you don’t see the Play Store icon on your Chromebook, head to the Settings pane (click the status bar in the lower right corner, then the cog icon), and select Google Play Store under Apps. From the same section of Settings you can pick Manage your apps to view and uninstall them, or pin your favorite ones to the bottom shelf on Chrome OS.

Newly installed apps will appear in the launcher and you can open them with a click. Most apps will run perfectly well on Chrome OS, but that may not always be the case. If you notice some odd behavior and positioning, it means that particular app has not been optimized for Chromebooks or other larger screens.

As Google develops both Chrome OS and Android, using a Chromebook or a Chromebox is the best way to run Android on a desktop or laptop computer. You’ll get the most up-to-date version of Google’s operating system and the best compatibility with its apps, so if you’re thinking of upgrading your laptop, this something you should take into account.

Run Android apps on your computer using an emulator

Even though Chrome OS makes running Android apps on your computer extremely simple, chances are you’re a Windows or macOS user. This doesn’t mean you’re out of luck—you’ll just need some help from an emulator: a program that interprets code written for Android and produces the same results on your computer.

Downloading and installing them is easy and generally free. You just need to choose one.

BlueStacks

When it comes to Android emulators, BlueStacks is speedy, free, and easy to set up. You can also find versions for both Windows and macOS, so you can give it a go no matter what platform you’re on.

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the program, open it and you’ll find you have a virtual Android device living in your computer. The only difference is that you’re interacting with it using a keyboard, a mouse, and a bigger screen.

Get started from the My Apps tab and, as you would with a brand new mobile device, go to the Play Store to find and install new apps. You can also use the pre-installed Chrome app (at the bottom) to start browsing the web, if you’re curious about the mobile version of your favorite webpage.

To configure your virtual Android gadget, click the app drawer button (at the bottom, in the center), then open Settings. You can also customize the emulator further by opening up the main BlueStack settings screen. On Windows, click the button showing three horizontal lines (top right), then Settings; on macOS, open the BlueStacks menu, then pick Preferences. Options include changing the display resolution of your virtual device, managing how much of your computer’s system resources it uses, and how the program handles app notifications. You can also change the settings for the various input devices you’ve got connected.

NoxPlayer

Another option worth considering is NoxPlayer, and it checks a lot of the same boxes as BlueStacks: It’s free, easy to set up and use, and available for both Windows and macOS.

When you start up NoxPlayer for the first time, you’ll see an emulated Android home screen. You can open up the App Center—which is Nox’s own store of games and apps—or click Tools then Play Store to get to the Google Play Store.

As with BlueStacks, if you’re an Android user, everything is pretty self-explanatory from here on out. Click Tools, then Settings to configure your virtual Android device, including notification management and text size settings.

To get at the NoxPlayer settings, click the cog icon in the top right-hand corner. Among the settings there, you can modify the size of the window, control how the emulator interacts with your computer’s OS, and adjust how demanding the program can be in terms of your system’s resources. You can also configure keyboard and mouse settings, including keyboard shortcuts.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

David Nield is a freelance contributor at Popular Science, producing how to guides and explainers for the DIY section on everything from improving your smartphone photos to boosting the security of your laptop. He doesn’t get much spare time, but when he does he spends it watching obscure movies and taking long walks in the countryside.

Google Play Games comes to PC next year

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Google is planning to bring Android games to Windows PCs next year. A Google Play Games app will be available in 2022, built by Google to allow games from Google Play to run on Windows laptops, tablets, and PCs.

“Starting in 2022, players will be able to experience their favorite Google Play games on more devices: seamlessly switching between a phone, tablet, Chromebook, and soon, Windows PCs,” says Greg Hartrell, Google’s product director of games on Android and Google Play, in a statement to The Verge. “This Google built product brings the best of Google Play Games to more laptops and desktops, and we are thrilled to expand our platform for players to enjoy their favorite Android games even more.”

Google spokesperson Alex Garcia-Kummert tells The Verge that the company has built this app on its own, which means Google hasn’t partnered with Microsoft, BlueStacks, or others here. The upcoming app will also allow players to resume games on a desktop PC, after playing them on a phone, tablet, or Chromebook.

For now, Google is simply teasing the app during The Game Awards tonight, with a promised release window of sometime next year. It’s not yet clear what technology Google is using to emulate Android apps on Windows, but games will run locally instead of streaming from the cloud.

“This will be a native Windows app distributed by Google, which will support Windows 10 and up,” explains Hartrell. “It will not involve game streaming.” Google’s app won’t rely on any special integration with Windows 11, and the company will also distribute the app itself.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Microsoft is also bringing Android apps to Windows 11.

Google’s announcement comes months after Microsoft started testing Android apps on Windows 11 PCs. Microsoft has built an underlying Windows Subsystem for Android, which is capable of running Android apps from a variety of sources. The software giant has partnered with Amazon to let Windows users natively install games and apps from the Amazon Appstore, but native Google Play support won’t be available officially through Microsoft’s feature.

Since Microsoft is only officially partnered with Amazon for that feature, it has meant far fewer Android games and apps available for Windows 11 users to easily install than there might otherwise be. The door is open for Google, BlueStacks, and others to fill that hole.

While Microsoft, and now Google, work on bringing Android apps and games to Windows, BlueStacks has gone a step further and is now bringing Android games to web browsers. BlueStacks X is a free way to play Android games in your browser, and BlueStacks has been focused on Android gaming on Windows since it became the predominant use case for its main app in 2016.

Details on Google’s plans for Android apps on Windows first appeared in a document from the Epic v. Apple trial earlier this year. Dated October 2020, the 70-page document described an ambitious effort to get Android games on Macs and Windows PCs. The document revealed Google would first bring “emulated, native and streamed games” to Windows, and at least part of that effort is starting in 2022.

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Do you love free apps available on the Android market but don’t have a device with Android OS to use the free apps? Want to run your favorite Android OS apps on your XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 10 PC? Yes, it’s now possible to run Android apps on your PC.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Good news to all Android and PC users. You can now run your favorite Android OS apps on your Windows PC. BlueStacks is a software for Windows that allows you to run apps developed for Android OS on your Windows computer with instant switch between Android and Windows, without rebooting the PC.

BlueStacks installer file is

118 MB and is compatible with both x86 and x64 versions of Windows, including the latest Windows 10. The setup file also includes a how-to video file that covers some basic tips and steps.

The software allows you to download new apps to BlueStacks using your web browser. You can also send apps from your phone to BlueStacks using Cloud Connect. If you are new to Could Connect, it’s a mobile app available to download in the Android Market.

Run Android apps on Windows PC with Bluestacks

How to install and use BlueStacks to run Android apps on PC:

Step 1: Visit the official BlueStacks download page and download the software. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Step 2: Once installed, a small BlueStacks icon will be placed in the system tray. And, the App Player is at the top right corner of your screen.

Step 3: Do a left-click on the app player icon on the desktop to expand it and view all installed apps. The software comes with 10 pre-loaded apps. To use an app, click on the app icon. It will launch the app in full screen.

Step 4: When an app is running in full screen, you will see a total of six buttons (go back, show menu, rotate app, zoom app, all app, and close) at the bottom of the screen. Hover the mouse cursor over each button to see the tooltip.

Step 5: To download new apps, click on App Player icon on the desktop and then click on Get More Apps (down arrow icon). To quit BlueStacks, right-click on BlueStacks icon in system tray and select Quit.

Windows 10 now lets you use Android apps on Windows 10 PC without emulators.

Are you the one who likes to play games whatever the situation is? Do you like to play games from your smartphone? Are you a gaming freak? All of these questions are there just to confirm whether you are at the right place or not? If you are something who like to play games from the respective tech devices, here we have got something very special for you people.

Android offers tons of games to play for different types of needs and people. Some of them always want to have their favourite apps and games installed on their PCs too so that they actually can make use of them right from there PCs too. Well, if you have dreamed the same, you actually can make it fulfilled. Download Bluestacks for Windows PC & Mac and see how you can make use of your favourite apps and games right from your PC. A complete step by step tutorial is given below. Have a look!

There would be a number of questions arise on your mind about this Bluestacks Android emulator. Well, it’s nothing but just a simple software cum tool which allows you to let install any of your favourite Android apps or games on your PC. Basically, it gives you a whole separate screen of an Android device.

You can access the whole Google Play Store, you can search for your desired apps or games, can download them and at the same you can explore them at any time. This is something which surely can make your mind go blown away! Here’s a brief tutorial which will let you know everything about this Emulator.

What is Bluestacks?

Bluestacks App Player is basically an Android Emulator. There are plenty of Android Emulators available in the tech market in which this Bluestacks is highly used by the people. It actually gives you enough space to make use of any kinds of apps and games right from your PC as if like you actually are using an Android smartphone. It gives you a personal screen on your desktop on which you can do anything, starting from exploring Google Play Store to make use of apps and to play games.

The Software is available for free and you can easily make it yours by following a few steps. Now you must be wondering how to download this and to install this and all. As I did mention above, we have gathered every single detail of this Emulator here, you don’t really need to be worried about anything. Following we have made a step by step tutorial which would teach you the exact process of installing this emulator on your PC.

How to Install Bluestacks on Windows PC & Mac OS X ?

Step 1 :

Go to the following given download link first. This download link will engage you with the official page of Bluestacks emulator from where you can download and install this Emulator. To know more, follow the below given steps.

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Google is planning to bring Android games to Windows PCs next year. A Google Play Games app will be available in 2022, built by Google to allow games from Google Play to run on Windows laptops, tablets, and PCs.

“Starting in 2022, players will be able to experience their favorite Google Play games on more devices: seamlessly switching between a phone, tablet, Chromebook, and soon, Windows PCs,” says Greg Hartrell, Google’s product director of games on Android and Google Play, in a statement to The Verge. “This Google built product brings the best of Google Play Games to more laptops and desktops, and we are thrilled to expand our platform for players to enjoy their favorite Android games even more.”

Google spokesperson Alex Garcia-Kummert tells The Verge that the company has built this app on its own, which means Google hasn’t partnered with Microsoft, BlueStacks, or others here. The upcoming app will also allow players to resume games on a desktop PC, after playing them on a phone, tablet, or Chromebook.

For now, Google is simply teasing the app during The Game Awards tonight, with a promised release window of sometime next year. It’s not yet clear what technology Google is using to emulate Android apps on Windows, but games will run locally instead of streaming from the cloud.

“This will be a native Windows app distributed by Google, which will support Windows 10 and up,” explains Hartrell. “It will not involve game streaming.” Google’s app won’t rely on any special integration with Windows 11, and the company will also distribute the app itself.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Microsoft is also bringing Android apps to Windows 11.

Google’s announcement comes months after Microsoft started testing Android apps on Windows 11 PCs. Microsoft has built an underlying Windows Subsystem for Android, which is capable of running Android apps from a variety of sources. The software giant has partnered with Amazon to let Windows users natively install games and apps from the Amazon Appstore, but native Google Play support won’t be available officially through Microsoft’s feature.

Since Microsoft is only officially partnered with Amazon for that feature, it has meant far fewer Android games and apps available for Windows 11 users to easily install than there might otherwise be. The door is open for Google, BlueStacks, and others to fill that hole.

While Microsoft, and now Google, work on bringing Android apps and games to Windows, BlueStacks has gone a step further and is now bringing Android games to web browsers. BlueStacks X is a free way to play Android games in your browser, and BlueStacks has been focused on Android gaming on Windows since it became the predominant use case for its main app in 2016.

Details on Google’s plans for Android apps on Windows first appeared in a document from the Epic v. Apple trial earlier this year. Dated October 2020, the 70-page document described an ambitious effort to get Android games on Macs and Windows PCs. The document revealed Google would first bring “emulated, native and streamed games” to Windows, and at least part of that effort is starting in 2022.

Playing games on a mobile device is one of the most popular pastimes right now, but do you ever wish you could play those same games on your desktop computer? Games like PuBG or Fortnite that would be much better on a larger screen, or would benefit from a faster processor? With Nox Player, one of the best Android emulators, you can.

How to Download Nox Player:

Nox Player is simple to install and all you need is a Google account (free if you don’t already have one):

  1. Open your PC or Mac browser and download Nox Player – only from the official website
  2. Find and click on the download and wait for the emulator to install
  3. On the Terms & Conditions page, click on Agree
  4. Click on Install and then select between online or offline installation – online is much faster
  5. Wait – Nox Player will install and you should see the icon on your desktop

How to Use Nox Player:

  1. Launch Nox Player and leave it to set up – this can take a few minutes
  2. When it has loaded you will see the home screen with some apps already loaded, including Google Play Store
  3. Click the Play Store icon and log in using your Google Account or choose Set up New Account
  4. Now you can choose to complete the setup or skip the rest of it go to the main screen
  5. On the right of the screen, you will see options for downloading APKs, transferring files and much more.

The Nox Player setup is complete and you can now download your apps and games from the Play Store.

Nox Player Features:

Nox Player is one of the most efficient, offering all these features:

  • Fast Downloads – Speed is a priority for Nox Player and you get ultra-fast and smooth download speeds
  • Custom Settings – customize your settings, choosing how much RAM and how many CPUs to allocate to Nox Player, and many more
  • Compatible with External Controllers – Nox supports lots of different third-party controllers, unlike your mobile device
  • Device Emulation – Nox emulates your Android device, including Phone Number, Model Number, IMEI, and other device specific information
  • Root Access –rooted with SuperUser out of the box, Nox Player lets you easily access your file system

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Nox Player?

A lite Android emulator, Nox Player is one of the most powerful and is completely free. You can play all your favorite Android games on your PC, benefitting from all the resources your computer offers over your mobile device, such as a bigger screen, better processor, etc.

Is it Safe?

Yes. It is regularly monitored and has passed tests on all major antivirus/antimalware platforms.

Is it Free?

Yes, and always will be.

How Does it Compare to BlueStacks?

While both are excellent emulators, Nox does have the edge:

  • BlueStacks may be larger but Nox Player is a better performer, especially for gaming
  • BlueStacks is harder to root
  • While BlueStacks passed the benchmarks with high scores, Nox Player uses fewer system resources and offers better performance

Adding a Game Controller to Nox Player

  1. Launch Nox Player and connect your controller to your PC/Mac
  2. The controller icon appears in Nox Player indicating a successful connection – click this icon
  3. Controller settings opens, make all your changes and exit, saving your changes
  4. Your controller is now ready to be used.

How to Fix Virtual Machine Failed to Start Error:

  1. Reboot your PC/Mac
  2. Shut off your firewall and antivirus – you can restart them after
  3. Right-click the Nox Player icon and choose Open File Location
  4. Click on Nox and the file folder opens
  5. Click the folder called noxvm and then right-click the file called NOXVM
  6. Choose Run as Administrator and the error will go

How to Fix Error 1005 – Outdated Graphics Card

  1. Open Multiplayer options and click Rendering Mode
  2. Change the mode to DX or OpenGL
  3. Reboot Nox Player and try again

If the error is still there, your card drivers need updating. If that fails your graphic card is not compatible with Nox – to use it, you will need to upgrade the card.

How to Fix Error 1006 – Nox Needs to Reboot

Normally, this error indicates you are using an out-of-date version of the emulator. Try installing the newest version from the official website and try again. If you are already on the latest version, change the rendering mode following the above steps and you should find the issue is fixed.

While there are lots of Android emulators, Nox Player does provide an extremely powerful yet lite experience, using few system resources. It is ideal for gamers and your computer offers far more resources than your mobile device – try Nox Player today and see how it can change your gaming forever.

Although smartphones are available with Windows operating system, most people are using the Android operating system. As a result, they are always juggling between two operating systems – Android on their smartphones and Windows on their laptops or desktops. Most are used to sharing data between their phones and their PCs and have no idea that they can also share software. Many Android apps and games are superior to desktop apps, and at some point, you must have wished you could use those apps or play those games on your PC. Well, with the help of third-party solutions, you can actually enjoy all your Android games and apps on your laptop or PC.

The best way to run Android games and applications on your PC is by using an emulator. An emulator is software that enables a computer system (the host) to run programs designed for another computer system (the guest). There are many emulators, but the most popular are YouWave and BlueStacks.

Method 1: Using BlueStacks

The BlueStacks App Player is an emulating software that enables you to run Android apps and games on your Windows machine. It is free to use but requires you to sign in using your Google account. Unlike most of the other emulators, BlueStacks includes Google Play hence you can access and install any apps from Play Store.

Installing BlueStacks App Player

    Download and install BlueStacks App Player. The installation process is quite easy, and all you need to do is download the program from BlueStacks official website and run the file. The installer file is large, and the installation may require network connection.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Once the installation process is complete, open the program and sign in using a Google account.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

After signing in, you will need to sync the program and your apps will appear on the screen.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Installing Apps and Games

You can access apps and games from the BlueStacks App Center or the Google Play Store. The BlueStacks App Center offers a wide collection of apps divided into several categories. You may browse through the top charts of the most popular and the trending apps.

While older versions didn’t have the Google Play Store, the newer versions allow you to access it directly. Therefore, you can search and install apps the same way you do on your Android smartphone. Go to the My Apps tab, open the System Apps folder and launch Play Store.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Method 2: YouWave

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

When you launch YouWave, the Windows firewall will ask you to grant permission for the program to access the internet. Allow it to access both public and private networks.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Once you allow access, it will launch immediately.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

Configure YouWave based on what you require YouWave provides a wide range of configurations for the users. A user can easily have a tablet interface on their PC and change it to an android mobile interface.

How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

  • YouWave does not have many apps, but you can install Google Play inside it to access more applications. Go to View menu, choose Online Content, and then click the Google Play icon to download it. To install it, click the View menu, choose Apps and click the Google Play app.
  • How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

    You may choose to launch Play Store within the emulator to search and install Android apps.

    How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

    The multitasking capabilities of these emulators depend on your PC. Other popular emulators include Android Studio, Amiduos, Android PC ports, Andy, and Remix OS.

    If you enjoy these free games, you will love this list of our 10 Best Browser Games!

    As the popularity of smartphones and tablets increases, so will our dependence on the myriad apps available for them. Whether the end result is a hot game, a handy price checker, or a useful contact manager, the constraints of smartphone and tablet designs and interfaces have forced app developers to find creative ways to present and access data.

    Unfortunately, most apps created for smartphones or tablets aren’t available for use on a PC. Some apps let you sync favorites or other personal data with a companion program or a somewhat equivalent application on a PC, but mobile apps and their PC counterparts are rarely the same.

    Thankfully, Silicon Valley-based startup BlueStacks recently released an alpha version of what the company calls an app player–a PC program that enables users to download Android apps directly or transfer them from an Android-based smartphone or tablet to their PC. The BlueStacks app player essentially runs an instance of Android in a virtualized environment on the PC, so the apps act as though they’re running on a mobile device. If that’s something you’d like to try, here’s how to set it up.

    Getting Started With BlueStacks

    Using the BlueStacks app player is relatively straightforward, but there are some quirks involved with getting apps from a mobile device to a PC which we’ll go into a little later. To use the BlueStacks app player, you must first download it from the BlueStacks website or from PCWorld’s Downloads Library. Then run the BlueStacks app player installation file, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation. Keep in mind that the BlueStacks app player is still in the early phases of development, so you can expect some minor performance issues and perhaps a bug or two.

    The alpha version of the BlueStacks app player will run full-screen on a Windows PC. Future versions of the player will run in a window and will even permit shortcuts directly to Android apps.

    When the installation is complete, you’ll see a short video describing how the BlueStacks app player works and how you can access a few key features. Though the video doesn’t offer a ton of information, it’s worth watching to ease your learning curve. The BlueStacks app player isn’t terribly intrusive: It requires minimal space and consumes few system resources; but it does launch automatically with your PC, and it displays a status icon in the system tray. The app also connects automatically to BlueStacks servers. If you prefer not to have the player launch every time your PC boots up, you can disable the BlueStacks launcher via the Startup tab in the MSCONFIG tool (to access the tool, select Run from the Start menu, type msconfig, and press Enter).

    Once you’ve installed the BlueStacks app player and configured it to your liking, you can start using the app player with the handful of apps preinstalled in it or with the few apps available for download within the BlueStacks ‘Add more apps’ channel. To access the downloadable apps however, you’ll have to register for a free BlueStacks account with either a working email address or a Facebook account. The main allure of the BlueStacks app player is its ability to send apps from your Android device to your PC via the company’s Cloud Connect mobile app and servers.

    Transferring Your Android Apps to Your PC

    To use the Cloud Connect mobile app to transfer Android apps from your mobile device to your PC, you have to know your BlueStacks PIN. When you register an e-mail address or Facebook account with the BlueStacks app player, the service will link a personal identification number (PIN) to your account. This PIN appears as soon as you register, as well as when you click the ‘Cloud Connect’ link within the ‘Get More Apps’ tool in the BlueStacks app player. To transfer apps from your Android device, launch the Android Market on your Android tablet or smartphone, and search for BlueStacks Cloud Connect. Download and install the Cloud Connect app on your phone or tablet; don’t worry–it’s only 402KB. With that app in place, you can send any other app that’s installed on your mobile device to the BlueStacks app player on your PC. Essentially, the Cloud Connect app uploads selected apps from your phone to BlueStacks’ servers, where your PC can then access and download them to your PC.

    Transferring apps from a mobile device to the BlueStacks app player involves entering a personal code assigned to your account during registration, to link the PC and mobile device through BlueStacks’ servers.

    To use BlueStacks Cloud Connect, simply launch the app and select all of the Android apps on your device that you’d like to upload for transfer to your PC. Then click the Sync button at the top of the interface, and wait for the apps to upload (all of the apps installed on the mobile device will be listed). The uploaded apps should be visible in the BlueStacks app player on your PC when you launch the ‘Get More Apps’ tool.

    Note that sometimes the BlueStacks app player doesn’t sync properly if it’s already open on your PC when the Cloud Connect app on your mobile device uploads data. We found during testing that, when this issue arose, restarting the BlueStacks app player always resolved it.

    Once your apps are uploaded and the app player has notified you that they’re available, select Get More Apps from your BlueStacks app player’s PC client and click the Cloud Connect link. From there, a screen should pop up that lists all of the apps you uploaded from your mobile device. Click the Subscribe button underneath each app, and you should be able to run your favorite Android apps from the app player on your PC.

    To send your favorite mobile apps to the BlueStacks app player, select them in the BlueStacks Cloud Connect app on your phone or tablet, press the Sync button, and subscribe to them via the Cloud Connect menu link in the BlueStacks channel that opens when you click the ‘Get More Apps’ shortcut in the player.

    Last Updated on March 27, 2020 by RaviTeja Adibhatla 1 Comment

    Are you an Android game lover who doesn’t love to play Android games on the Android phone? If yes, then let me share a good piece of information with you. You can play your Android games on Windows PC. And today in my post, I shall tell you not about 1 but about 7 different ways to play Android games on Windows PC. So, buckle up to play all the Android games on your Windows PC. You can thank me later for the post. So, get ready to know the 7 different ways to play Android games on Windows PC.

    Different To Play Android Games On Windows PC

    How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

    You can play Android games on Windows PC by using the help of emulators and browsers. Today, I am presenting you the top 7 ways by which you can play Android games on Windows PC. Read about all the 7 ways and then choose the one, which you think will be the best for you.

    1. BlueStacks

    How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

    Bluestacks is the most popular Android emulator that is available in the market. It is used by most of the people because of the easy setup. It will not only allow you to play Android games but also download Android apps. If you are facing teething troubles like loss of battery due to high gaming, then you can always stick to BlueStacks. With the help of BlueStacks, you can play Android games on Windows PC, with a greater speed and clearer sound.

    What will be more fun than playing your favorite game on a bigger screen instead of a smaller screen? You can download the game that you want to play by just a single click, which is possible because of the perfect blending of Windows and Android experience by BlueStacks. The one question that BlueStacks always ask is ‘Ready to play?’ Well, if the answer is yes, then you know what to do.

    2. Genymotion

    How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

    Genymotion is perhaps the best alternative for BlueStacks. It is considered one of the fastest emulators where playing Android games on Windows PC becomes fun. With high speed and impressive features, Genymotion gives you the option of installing your apps and games by drag-and-drop style.

    Trusted by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Evernote, you can never go wrong when you are installing Genymotion to try your favorite Android games on Windows PC. The high performance of this Android emulator will surely give you a high gaming experience.

    3. Droid4X

    How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

    It is perhaps one of the newest emulators. It might be new but it is also one of the most powerful emulators which allows the user to play Android games on Windows PC. More than 99% of the Android games are compatible in Droid4X. It gives a totally new gaming experience to the users who are in love with Android games. Droid4X is pre-rooted and it has an installed Play Store, which will save your time and search for Play Store.

    The most interesting feature of Droid4X is that it allows you to use the keyboard as a controller. Is there any other better news for an Android game lover who wants to play games on Windows PC?

    4. Andyroid

    How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

    You can play all the Android games directly from PC, the only thing that you need to do is get an Andyroid. It gives you the freedom to download games from any browser of your desktop directly to Andy OS. Download all your heavy games because you no longer need to worry about the storage capacity of your Android phone. While playing Android games on Windows PC by using Andyroid, you can even use your phone as a remote control. Isn’t that cool?

    5. ARC Welder

    How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

    You can now play Android games on your Windows PC with a unique tool named ARC Welder. You will be needing a Chrome Browser to install ARC Welder because it is a feature added by Google in Chrome which allows you to run Android apps straight in the Chrome browser. After unpacking the .apk files, ARC Welder converts the file into a Chrome extension which allows the users to run their preferred games and apps on Google Chrome. You can install ARC Welder from the Chrome Webstore. You can choose to store the game in a folder of your choice.

    6. Windroy

    How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

    Windory is the first choice of the gamers because it is light and easy to use. Windroy provides three products to the users: Windroye, Windroy, and WindroyeMobile. The users who want to use Windory for playing Android games on Windows PC should choose Windroye. It is because Windroye is based on visualization technique which means that it will offer the users a perfect game compatibility with high visuals. Windroye supports 120 dpi. There is no requirement of Virtualbox when you want to play Android games on Windows PC by using Windroy. It can be said that it’s a unique emulator because it runs fully by using Windows Kernel.

    7. AMIDuOS [Discontinued]

    How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

    AMIDuOS is very easy to use because you only need to download, install and run the emulator to start playing Android games on Windows PC. Gamers should surely go for AMIDuOS because it supports 3D acceleration which gives the gamers an elite gaming experience. You can also play the heavy graphics games smoothly and in high quality, thanks to the Windows OpenGL drivers used by AMIDuOS. With hardly any limitation you can never go wrong when you pick to play Android games on Windows PC with the help of AMIDuOS.

    It can run almost every game available in the Play Store. The emulator also supports gesture which makes it stand out in the crowd. You can even change the screen orientation on basis of the need of the game. One can use AMIDuOS for free for a month, after which one has to buy this for a price of US$ 15 for Lollipop and US$ 10 for Jellybean.

    Final Words

    So, this was the list of the top 7 ways by which you can without difficulty play Android games on Windows PC. Feel free to share if you know any other way(s) by which the readers will be able to play Android games on Windows PC. Which way will you choose to play your favorite Android games? Please tell us about your experience if you have played Android games on your Windows PC by using any of the above-mentioned ways.

    How to run Android apps in Microsoft Windows? You can run some Android apps on a Windows PC or laptop using an Android emulator app. Most games will run perfectly on these emulators, except for those that require a sim card, such as WhatsApp or SnapChat.

    ↓ 01 – Droid4X | Free | macOS | Windows

    How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

    Droid4x is an Android emulator, which is good in aspects of performance, user experience, compatibility and gaming controllability. Making millions of mobile games and apps as desktop experience. Droid4X is a popular and free android emulator for windows PC which lets you run your favourite android games and apps directly on your PC.

    It lets you get access to popular games like Subway Surfers, Clash of Clans and others along with other android apps. Droid4X is a reliable and robust android emulator and can run on basic system requirements which makes it ahead of its competitors. Droid4X also lets you record emulator screens which will help you to record android screens while using it. You can configure your gamepad or keyboard with Droid4X to play your favourite games.

    • Full Android Experience On PC – You can enjoy unlimited android apps and games on PC. Thank to Droid4X.
    • Adaptable To TouchScreens – Yes ! Droid4X can also work like charm if you have a touch screen computer.
    • Quick Gamepad Configuration – To Play any game, you can also configure it with gamepad or keyboard.
    • Free Unlimited Android Games – Play your favourite games like Clash of Clans or Subway Surfers on PC.
    • Record Emulator Screen – Easily record video files of anything happening on the emulator screen or take screenshot.
    • Download Apps Directly – You can directly download apps to the emulator.
    • Personalised Controls – You can create and customise personalised controls.

    ↓ 02 – Bluestacks | Freemium | macOS | Windows

    How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

    BlueStacks was founded in 2011 to push the boundaries of the mobile ecosystem. Today more than 130 million people around the world use our App Player product to run mobile apps and games on bigger screens using our patented Layercake technology. BlueStacks runs Android OS and apps on Windows PCs with instant switch between Android and Windows – no reboot is required. End consumers can now enjoy their favorite Android apps on Windows PCs. Android apps can appear either as icons on the Windows desktop, or within a full-blown Android environment.

    ↓ 03 – Nox App Player | Free | macOS | Windows

    How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

    Nox App Player: The best Android emulator leading in technology and performance. A free tool for users to enjoy the numerous Android games and apps from their desktop with ease. Tailor-made Nox App Player for Game Developers: Programming Nox App Player to meet the specific need of game developers. Re-design the software UI to create a specific game-oriented or brand-oriented Android emulator for game developers. Help convert android mobile games and applications to windows-system compatible software that could run on PC. Works great on Microsoft Windows 10.

    ↓ 04 – MEmu | Free | Windows

    How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

    Compared to other Android emulators, MEmu provides the highest performance and greatest compatibility. It runs on nearly all Windows devices (PC, notebook, 2-in-1 devices, tablets). MEmu App Player is a powerful Android emulator and aims to provide the best experience to play android games and apps on PC. Because of the leading performance and unique multiple-Android-kernels support, MEmu has more than 15 million users in over 200 countries and 20 languages, and it’s still growing rapidly.

    ↓ 05 – KOPLAYER [ Discontinued ] | Free | macOS | Windows

    How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacks

    KOPLAYER is a best & free Android Emulator for pc that enables all Android games and apps to run smoothly in Windows systems. It is built on x86 Architecture, supports advanced features like OpenGL & hardware acceleration, runs faster, has more stability and compatibility than other Android Emulators. KOPLAYER Android Emulator for pc supports multiple accounts, video recording, gamepad & keyboard, and internal integrated Google Play store compatible with all apps, more than 99% apps & games Running perfect on KOPLAYER.

    Some of the most exciting games you can play now can install on your android phone. But what if you want to play it on a big screen. I believe you also got higher enthusiasm as you see your games like you’re into that world.

    Not every game you can download on android can be on your pc in an instant. But you don’t have to worry. There’s still something you can do to emulate your favorite apps and games to your desktop. That’s why I am eager to tell you about Bluestacks. Let’s dive into the details you must discover about Bluestacks.

    What is Bluestacks?

    As Bluestacks was released in the year 2011, it has bloom together with the Android ecosystem. And as this happens, Bluestacks has then had a partner from tech giants such as AMD, Samsung, Intel, and Qualcomm. This emulator is ad-supported and free to use with a premium subscription, which provides extra customization, priority tech support, and removes advertising.

    Through Bluestacks App player, you can play your favorite Android Apps on your desktop. This tool is one of the most well-liked Android emulators of this present generation. Bluestacks overcome the split between mobile and desktop ecosystems by letting the users run their Android games and apps either with their laptop or desktop. By using Bluestack, you gain the advantage of the most useful and authoritative resources for Macs or PCs.

    Run Android Apps on your PC

    To run your preferred apps or games, we prepare steps for you to do this using Bluestacks along with a rundown of its features and controls. Here are the steps you should follow:

    For Windows and Mac, Bluestacks is now available to download. As a hassle-free installation process that doesn’t carry extras or any bundled software, Bluestacks can be.

    You also need to turn on Virtualization in the settings on UEFI to begin a startup. Bluestacks, like the other Android emulator, use hardware virtualization technology assembled in modern PCs to assist with the tasks of emulation. In this setting, it usually has to default to off to your laptop or PC’s BIOS or UEFI. This process to manage the environment generates from a device to a device naturally but still involves checking to examine if the CPU supports the Virtualization through the manual. Your machine will restart to spin the connection in the UEFI menu. You will experience significant performance traffic jams if you don’t turn on Virtualization.

    After you install Bluestacks, log in to your Google account. Follow the procedures like you are setting up other Android devices. Logging in will allow you to access the Google play account from Bluestacks. With this, you can now install the apps you purchased apps with no worries.

    Controls to In-app

    The controls will come across as being to configure the device’s orientation, mouse, and elements of touch screen and map critical bindings when you are in the app. A control mapping system will help you to create virtual buttons and put control overlays way to have easy mapping. To accept inputs from variations of controllers such as Xbox One controllers or Xbox 360, you can set up the Bluestacks.

    BlueStacks Home Screen

    Bluestacks 4 (latest version) can emulate Android 7.xx or Android Nougat, and you can access the Google Play store quickly, recommended apps installed apps, and other Bluestacks specific settings in the menu bar through the home screen.

    Media manager

    One of the handy tools Bluestacks has is the Media Manager. This tool allows you to bring in files from the Bluestacks emulator to the Windows system and vice versa. Through Home Screen, you can access the Media Manager. From there, you can move your documents, photos, or files to and from the system. On another level, Bluestacks also comprise extra features you can consider handy like the Multi-Instance manager that helps you to run other emulators. This means you can run games at the same time or on the best instance is to play the same game from multiple Google accounts. This way, you can farm resources or coins using various reports.

    Here are quick visual tools of Bluestacks App Player. This tool develops into a feature-packed Android emulator for laptops or desktops, putting lots of mobile games and applications on a bigger screen.

    Conclusion

    Bluestacks has a reward system that gives virtual currency to users. It is for every undertakes tasks such as streaming, playing games, or sharing the video from Bluestacks, they can market it into cards, Premium subscription time, custom themes, and many other purposes. The Bluestacks emulator has been a part of our improving Android system. It gives the users satisfaction of how they what to play or use their favorite apps.

    Did you have experience using Bluestacks? Tell us your opinion, and maybe you can help other readers regarding their concerns. Just leave a message on the comment box below, and we will respond as soon as we receive your messages.

    Expert’s Rating

    • Does not slow down PC performance
    • Runs Android apps on a PC
    • Apps available in Windows without a separate boot
    • Works on Vista and 7 only
    • Alpha version features remain limited

    Our Verdict

    Run Android apps on your Windows PC with BlueStacks Player App.

    Are you thinking about buying an Android smartphone…but want to try out the phone’s apps first? Or do you already have an Android phone and now want to run your favorite apps on a larger PC monitor. BlueStacks App Player, now in alpha, lets you do both of those things on a Windows PC.

    How to run android apps and games on your windows desktop with bluestacksBlueStacks App Player runs Android applications such as Talking Tom 2 within Windows. Once you’ve downloaded the app onto a PC, an icon of the Android robot standing on the Windows logo will appear on the top right-hand corner of the Windows desktop screen. When you position the cursor on the Android icon, a menu of more than 10 default apps appears; you can open any of these apps with one click. You can also use your system’s mouse and keyboard to interact with the Android apps on your PC.

    Pulse, Talking Tom Cat 2, and Drag Racing are among the apps available. Testing them on an Acer Aspire 5738 laptop with a 2.1GHz Pentium Dual Core CPU and 8GB of memory running Windows 7, I didn’t run into any of the bugs you might expect to encounter in an alpha version of software.

    To exit any Android app, simply click the X icon on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. To open a Windows program running in the background, without closing BlueStacks App Player, press the keyboard’s Alt and Tab keys.

    BlueStacks App Player runs the same way as any other application on Windows. You access BlueStacks and the apps running on it just as you would an Internet browser, word processor, or other Windows app, without slowing down your computer. The BlueStacks App Player runs applications from a different operating system on Windows without requiring you to install a separate operating system or console. And since the player runs on Windows, you don’t have to boot into another OS to run the apps on your PC.

    To add an app to BlueStacks App Player, click the BlueStacks Channels icon. There, you’ll find listings for dozens of other Android apps, which you can download with your Web browser by clicking the app icon.

    BlueStacks also offers Cloud Connect, for transferring apps from an Android phone to a PC or tablet. To accomplish this, you must first install BlueStacks on your Android phone and then upload apps to the cloud version of BlueStacks Cloud Connect for download to your PC or tablet. Though the feature isn’t available in the alpha version, the final version of BlueStacks App Player will let you download apps from the Android Store.

    BlueStacks App Player requires Windows 7 or Vista, at least 2GB memory, and an Intel Core 2 Duo or more-powerful processor. I would have preferred compatibility with Windows XP and Linux as well.

    BlueStacks will launch a final version of BlueStacks App Player Pro soon, for a yet-to-be announced price. The company promises that a free version will remain available, however. For those users with PCs or tablets that meet the Windows operating system and hardware requirements, and who want to run Android apps on their PCs, BlueStacks App Player is well worth the free download.