Bluestacks is an Android emulator and it provides an interface for the average Windows operating system to use android application on PC. its is like a thin layer of Android OS between users and the Windows operating system. It can be installed on the Mac as well as window.

The interface provided by BlueStacks provides Android applications and games the environment required with which they are able to run easily and more efficiently. Here we will tell you how BlueStacks helps to install and play android application on PC and mac. .

The App Player is free, and you can login with your Google account to purchase apps or download apps you’ve purchased previously for your Android device. You can also install APK (Android installer) files directly into BlueStacks with just a few clicks.


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The Playstore method

  1. Install the BlueStacks App Player program.You can download BlueStacks App Player for from the BlueStacks website, and it is available for both PC and Mac.


2. When installing BlueStacks, make sure that the “App store access” option is checked.Screenshot_5

  1. Search for the app.You will need to search for the app using BlueStacks’ search tool, located at the top of the screen. Type in the name of the app that you want to download. If BlueStacks can’t find it in its own server and displays “No Results”, click the “Search Play for AppName” button to open the Google Play Store.
  2. Log into BlueStacks using your Google account.After choosing to open the Play Store, you will need to enable the store and log in with your Google account. If you don’t have a Google account, you can create one from inside BlueStacks, or you can create one from the Google website. Google accounts are free.
  1. Select the app you want.A list of search results will be displayed once you log in and the Google Play Store opens. Click on the app that you want to install.
  2. Click the price button.If the app is free, there will be a “Free” button. If the app costs money, the button will display the price instead. Click the price button to purchase it using Google Wallet.
  3. Click the Install button.After you have either clicked the “Free” button or purchased the app, the button will change into an “Install” button. Clicking this button will start the download and install process for the app.
  4. Run the app.You can start the app from the Store screen by clicking the “Open” button, or you can start the app from your BlueStacks Home screen.

You can Install Application using a Direct method in Bluestacks.

The Direct Method (using .apk extension files)

  1. Install the BlueStacks App Player program.You can download BlueStacks App Player for from the BlueStacks website, and it is available for both PC and Mac.
  1. Download the APK file for the app you want.An APK file is an Android Package file, and is the installer file for Android apps. Many apps that aren’t available on the Play Store are available from the developers as APK files, and old versions of apps can also be installed using APKs.
  1. Double-click the APK file.If you haven’t installed any other programs that associate with the APK file type, BlueStacks will automatically open APK files. Double-click the file to launch BlueStacks and install the app. Confirm that you want to install the app, and it will appear on your BlueStacks home screen after installing.
  1. Set the APK file to open in BlueStacks.If your APK file doesn’t automatically open BlueStacks, right-click on it and select Open with…. Browse to the BlueStacks directory, usually C:\Program Files (x86)\BlueStacks\. Select  HD-ApkHandler.exe.


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