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.
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
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.
Once you allow access, it will launch immediately.
You may choose to launch Play Store within the emulator to search and install Android apps.
The multitasking capabilities of these emulators depend on your PC. Other popular emulators include Android Studio, Amiduos, Android PC ports, Andy, and Remix OS.