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How to Use Android Apps on PC

How to Use Android Apps on PC

Did you ever regret that an Android game or app that you love so much does not have a native client for Windows? You have to know that there are several free applications with which you can use Android apps on PC. There are tools that virtualize the entire Google operating system on your computer.

It may sound complicated, but in reality, they are pretty simple applications that you can install and use. Today we will elaborate how to use Android apps on PC. We will talk about BlueStacks, where to get it, and how to use it. Apart from BlueStacks, there are almost equally competent alternatives that have a growing legion of followers. Memy, NOX (specializing in games) or even the newborn Remix OS Player are amongst many available options. The interface and operation of all these emulators are very similar. So, if there is a specific application that does not work for you, you can look for an alternative.

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Installing BlueStacks

The first step is to install the program itself. To do so, go to the BlueStacks website and, on the top right, you will see the Download button. Press it to start automatically downloading the executable file to install. After downloading BlueStacks, you can run it like any other program.

The installation process is totally automated and the wizard will guide you through till completion. When the installation is finished, you can see the Finish button in blue. If you look down to the left, a preselected option to automatically open the application when the installation is finished is checked. Leave it enabled; as soon as you press Finish it will open BlueStacks.

First Time Configuration

When you run BlueStacks for the first time it will take a few seconds to load the entire platform and update the preinstalled applications. When it is finished, you will be shown everything as you see it. In the left window, you have BlueStacks, and the window on the right is a streaming application that you can close without any problems.

After closing BlueStacksTV and clicking on the Understood button that appeared in the main application, you can start using it. You’d be able to see an Android desktop with some widgets for the promoted apps. You can skip the banner ads and go to the full screen mode. This is where everything is entirely free.

On the left side, you will see a series of icons. These icons are used to perform advanced actions that include installing apps that you’ve downloaded. For an entirely conventional use, you might not require this option. So, to start, as with any other Android app, directly click on the Play Store to start downloading apps.

Sign In

As you have never signed in before, you will get a message telling you to log in. Click on the Try Again button, and you’ll have to enter the same email and password that you use on your Google Play store Account. In this way, the data and applications that you have already purchased will be added to BlueStacks. These apps will now be easily available to you for any use on your PC.

App Installation

Now you just have to install the Android applications that you want to use on your PC. The process is the same one as you do on any Android Phone or Tablet. When the installation is finished, these applications will be added to your desktop. These app can also be found directly in the app drawer.

Also, at the top of the screen, you’ll get the classic Android notification bar. Just hold the left mouse click and slide it down as if you were doing it with your finger. The difference here is that every app you launch will open in a separate tab that will appear at the top of the screen. One of them will always be Android and will serve to return to the desktop.

Running Apps

When you run an application, it will open with the same size and shape as it would open on any Android device. In the left sidebar, you will see an icon with a straight-lying mobile phone. This icon serves to simulate the effect like when you turn the device in a horizontal position. Along with it, you’d be able to make the applications that allow it, to be seen in a horizontal mode. This will allow you to take better advantage of the screen.

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And now, you only have to download all the applications you want to use on your PC. Keep in mind that some may not be compatible, but usually BlueStacks is one of the alternatives that provide better compatibility and performance.

Guys, that’s all for today, hope you’d give BlueStacks a try and use Android apps on PC. Do get back to us if you face any glitch in the process. Please don’t forget to subscribe to our posts.

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