Today I am going to show you how to run Google Android apps on a PC using BlueStacks emulator. I have created a detailed step by step guide and also a video showing how to install and use BlueStacks on Microsoft Windows.
The reason for wanting to run BlueStacks on your PC, could be because you would like to carry out some work using an Android application that is not available on Windows, by choosing to do this you can also Sync your work from your phone or tablet to BlueStacks and vice versa.
Please keep in mind that you are using a software emulator, so not all the Android applications are compatible and may not run as you expect.
BlueStacks Emulator Installation Video
First open I web browser and search for BlueStacks.
Once the website has loaded, click on the Download BlueStacks button.
Now wait for the download to finish, downloading the BlueStacks software.
Once the download has finished click the Run button.
Once you click the run button in the web browser the BlueStacks software will start to be extracted so it can be installed.
Once BlueStacks has been extracted, the User Access Control window will be displayed. Click Yes to allow the program to make changes to the PC.
Now that the program has been allowed to run, the BlueStacks install wizard has opened. To start the installation process click on the Next Button.
The following screenshot is asking, the user to select the location where BlueStacks is to be installed onto the PCs hard drive. I have left the default location selected.
Click Next to move onto the next screen.
The following screenshot is asking, the user to leave the two software components selected, as they are needed to run BlueStack. Now click the Install button to start the installation process.
The installation process is now running.
The installation process has now finished. Click on the Finish button to start BlueStacks.
This is what BlueStacks looks like, when it’s ran for the very first time. You can close the BlueStacks TV window using the cross button, as that window is not needed to be open.
BlueStacks is now initializing and starting up the app player.
BlueStacks is now loading the software channels, so you can install Android applications.
Once the software channels are loaded, you will be greeted by this message. Just turn on access your location for all Google apps by clicking on Yes.
BlueStacks software channels are now loaded, Facebook, Instagram and photos in the recently played section of the screen are already installed by default.
This is the one time setup screen. I will now click the Continue button.
This screen is asking the user to add a Google account to BlueStacks, this is required to be able to install applications from the Google Play Store.
Click the Sign In button to sign into Google.
Now input your Google email address and password into the fields and then click the arrow that is pointing to the right, so you move onto the next screen.
Now click on OK to accept the Google Play terms of service agreement.
You are now been signed into your Google Account.
Step Twenty One
BlueStacks requires the user to login to their Google account in a web browser. Click the Next button to continue logging in.
Step Twenty Two
Now input your Google email address and password into the fields to login to Google.
Step Twenty Three
Now select or deselect the Google services that you would like to use, then click the arrow button.
Step Twenty Four
The App Store is now enabled. You can now move onto setting up the BlueStacks Account, by clicking on Continue button.
Step Twenty Five
Now select the same Google account you used earlier, then click OK.
Step Twenty Six
The Google account is now been logged into.
Step Twenty Seven
The BlueStacks account is now setup. Now click on Continue, to start the enable app sync process.
Step Twenty Eight
Now login to your Google account for the every last time.
Step Twenty Nine
That’s all the one time steps that are needed to create all the accounts that are needed to use BlueStacks and also synchronize all the accounts together. Now click on Let’s go!
Now accept the Google Play Terms of Service, to enter the Google Play Store, just click on the tick box and click on Accept.
Here is a screenshot inside the Google Play Store.
Here is a screenshot inside the My BlueStacks account page.
Here is a screenshot of Instagram.
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