BlueStacks - Run Android apps on your PC or Mac

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BlueStacks is an Android emulator that allows you to run your favorite Android apps on PC and Mac.

Download and installation:

  • You can download BlueStacks from the official website:http://www.bluestacks.com/
  • Once downloaded, double-click on BlueStacks-SplitInstaller_native.exe and you will be guided through the installation procedure (under Windows).
  • Note that: The installer will download various runtime data, so an internet connection is required during the installation procedure.
  • Once installed, restart your PC.
  • Double-click on the "Start BlueStacks" desktop icon to launch the program.

The interface

  • It is divided in 3 major section:
    • My Apps-> Your installed apps
    • Top Charts-> The popular apps on Google Play
    • 1-click sync -> Allows you to use your Google account with Bluestacks (required to download apps).
  • To search for your apps:

First use

  • To start using BlueStacks, simply sign-in with your Google Account or create a new account (via the 1-click sync section).
  • From this section you can also sync your apps across various terminals (android smartphone or tablet)

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Jean-François Pillou - Founder of CCM
Better known as Jeff, Jean-François Pillou is the founder of CommentCaMarche.net. He is also CEO of CCM Benchmark and digital director at the Figaro Group.

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