5 ways to Run Android Apps on PC (windows XP/7/8 and MAC)
There are more than one million apps for Android on the Google Play Store, due to which many of us kills our boredom using them.You can download and test different apps for hours and even days, if you have nothing to do.Many of those apps are not much popular, while lots of them have become a part of our lives.Such apps include Whatsapp, Telegram, Skype, Pixlr, YouTube and Viber.These are just examples of some of the coolest apps available in the store.Although many of these apps are only available for android but have you wonder if you can play Android games on your windows PC.Well, there are many of us wondering the same.So, in this post, I am going to show you “How to Run android games on windows XP / 7 / 8 PC or MAC”.
Before moving any further, I want to clear that all the 5 methods which I listed here are android emulation methods.Which means we are going to use a client to run Android Games and apps on PC and MAC.All the emulators are completely legal and there are no copyright issues on using them.
USE BLUESTACKS TO RUN ANDROID GAMES ON PC OR LAPTOP
Bluestacks Android App Player is considered as the most powerful and popular Android emulator, which is available for PC as well as MAC in the official website.It uses a very nice, eye-catching and easy-to-use interface, using which you can easily install and play Android Apps and games on PC.It not only allows you to install an app from the app store, but also adds apk file support on your PC, by which each and every apk file gets opened by Bluestacks.
- Download bluestacks offline installer to get Bluestacks. You have the direct link in the beginning and in the end of this article (Green button).
- Install the app player after the download.
- Now, you are ready to run games and apps on your PC.For this, you have two options.Either you can download your app directly from the app store inside the bluestacks, or you can get an apk file from somewhere and double click on it to install it in Bluestacks.
Use GenyMotion To Run Android Games on PC, Computer
Genymotion is an upgraded of old and well known emulator-Android VM.The main aim of the developers before bringing it to existence was to increase the emulation experience of android apps at that time as at that time, there were only default emulator, which had some limits affecting the app performance.It also allows you to connect to a wifi, from inside only and supports GPS too.
One of the biggest advantage of this emulator is that, it is available for linux too.To get GenyMotion, follow these steps:
- Download the installer from this link
- Install the app player
- Start playing games in it
This emulator is based on Android’s famous Jellybean Operating system, which is very fast, smooth and stable, when it comes to performance.It provides a bunch of virtual buttons to increase volume, create virtual SD cards and install apks.Back in initial days of its existence there were no app store integrated with it.But now this android emulator for windows comes with inbuilt Goolge Play Store, using which you can easily download and install Android games in it.It also supports hardware acceleration to improve your gaming performance.
Its an another Android emulator which is also come with integrated Google play Store, but I would not recommend this, not because lack of features or due to low performance, but because its not free.
I am listing this app lastly, as it may seem wired to you.Actually, its totally different from all emulators, even its not an emulator in a correct way.