Do you love free apps available on Android market but don’t have a device with Android OS to use the free apps? Want to run your favourite Android OS apps on your XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 PC? Yes, it’s now possible to run Android apps on your PC.
Good news to all Android and PC users. You can now run your favourite Android OS apps on your Windows PC. BlueStacks is a software for Windows that allows you 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 8. The setup file also includes a how-to video file that covers some basic tips and steps.
The software allows you download new apps to BlueStacks using your web browser. You can also send apps from your phone to BlueStacks using Cloud Connect. If you new to Could Connect, it’s a mobile app available to download in the Android Market.
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 to 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 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.
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