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Would you like to play your favorite Android games or use your favorite Android apps on your PC? Do you love some app so much that you want to have it on your PC or Mac? Do you know that you can do all of this and much more?

In this article, I will show you how you can use Android apps on PC or Mac using one very simple program. Ready? Fantastic!


Android Apps for PC. Is It Possible?

It is impossible to directly install and run Android apps on our Windows PCs or Mac computers. However, there are a few programs which let us run and test Android apps or Android games on our computer. The winner in this category is undoubtedly BlueStacks which is practically the simplest and the best program to  run Android apps on your computer.

Android Apps for PC

How to Install and Use BlueStacks in a Few Easy Steps

BlueStacks is actually the only app which lets you run Android apps and Android games on your PC or Mac. Its main advantage is the fact that it's very easy to set up and use (in comparison to Android SDK development kit, for example). All you have to do boils down to six easy steps.

1. Download and install the program (for free) from its website. Before you download it, choose the which kind of computer you have (Windows or Mac).

Android Apps for PC: BlueStacks

2. Run and install the program.

Android Apps for PC: Installing BlueStacks

3. Once you've installed it, you have to do a one-time set up. This is  a very simple and quick process.  Click Continue and the program will ask you to add your Google Account. From now on BlueStacks will look as if it was an Android phone, not  a program run on Windows or Mac.

Android Apps for PC: BlueStacks Setup
Android Apps for PC: Adding Google account in BlueStacks

4. Once you add your Google account, you will find see the "desktop" of your Android device (shown in the screenshot below) where you can look for apps for install or run the apps already installed.  

Android Apps on PC: Desktop in BlueStacks

5. Use the App Search icon to look and install new apps. Once you type the app's name, BlueStacks will look for the app in the stores available (Amazon Appstore for Android and Google Play) and let you download the app of your choice.

Android Apps for PC: Looking for an app in BlueStacks

6. Once you download and install the app, you can use it as if you were using your Android device but ON your PC or Mac computer. Isn't that great?

I didn't think that playing Fruit Ninja on my 24" LCD Monitor would be such fun!

Downloading and installing the app to PC.
Fruit Ninja on my PC!

What Else Can You Do with BlueStacks?

The program gives you access to a variety of settings for your Android device:

  • You can use it an a window or full screen.

  • You can access your "PC Android device's settings" where you can change language, keyboard settings, set date and time, manage accounts, manage apps, and so on.

  • You can take the screenshot of your device and share it via Facebook or Twitter. 
BlueStacks Settings

Do You Use Android Apps for PC?

Have you ever tried using Android apps or Android games on your PC or Mac? What Android apps do you think are best to be used on the big screen (no, I don't mean the cinema but it would be interesting)? Do you know any other programs like BlueStacks? Was this article helpful?

Let me know what you think and leave a comment in the comment box below.


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