If you are an active Android-based phone user then you might be thinking of such an application which allows you to check your Android apps on PC before installing it to your phone or perhaps you would like to prefer such an application which enables you to enjoy Android apps on large screen i.e. PC. Some users might also wish to play some of the cool mobile games available for the Android platform on their PC. Actually playing an Android-based game in large screen is itself a great experience.

Drag Racing Full Screen on PC with BlueStacks

Drag Racing Full Screen on PC with BlueStacks

Android on Windows PC with BlueStacks

In these circumstances you would think, is there any Windows utility which lets you to enjoy Android on your PC?

The answer is yes of course. There is a free Windows utility called BlueStacks which permits you to enjoy your favourite Android apps on your Windows-based PC.

Android App - BlueStacks Initialization On Windows

Android App - BlueStacks Initialization On Windows

Actually BlueStacks is an app player for Windows, which can play Android apps faster than it can run on a phone and that too, on a full-screen. The BlueStacks is integrated with 10 pre-loaded apps and one can add up to 26 more apps of their choice. BlueStacks employs a lightweight, optimized, soft hypervisor with deep enhancements to support “embedded virtualization”.

Download and install the software for Windows from the BlueStacks website.
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BlueStacks Installation on Windows

BlueStacks Installation on Windows

How to Proceed?

Once the installation is done, the application will be running the Android operating system in the background and you will see an icon in the system tray area and a widget will be running on your screen. Additional apps can be installed from the BlueStacks website by signing in using your Facebook account details. Once logged in, simply click on the ‘Subscribe’ button for the available apps (in the Featured Apps section) and they shall automatically get installed on your system via the internet. The ‘Cloud Connect’ link on the same page will highlight a special 9-pin numerical code which needs to be entered on your Android phone running the BlueStacks Cloud Connect app (download it from the Android Market for free). Once done, you can push apps from your phone to your PC by simply selecting multiple apps and syncing it. That’s it! You can now enjoy all your favorite apps from your phone on your Windows desktop PC.


User Interface of BlueStacks

User Interface of BlueStacks


The BlueStacks user interface is fully configurable. In addition, BlueStacks can integrate with the custom software experiences designed and developed by PC manufacturers. However there are a few (or many) apps that will not function on BlueStacks, due to reasons such as incompatible hardware.

Free and Pro Versions of BlueStacks

The BlueStacks Pro version will be out soon and you can do a lot more on it. The free version has a maximum limit of 26 installable apps, while the pro version will have the possibility of installing unlimited apps.