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Using Android Apps On Your Windows PC
Using Android Apps On Your Windows PC
There are many cool apps available for your Android phone at the app market! Unfortunately, apps that are designed for Android based smartphones and tablets cannot be used on a regular PC. Some of the smartphone apps do allow you to sync information with a companion program on your computer. However, it goes without saying that Android apps are only compatible with smartphones and tablets if there is no PC version available. However...
Android enthusiasts will be happy to know that an app player is available that makes it possible to use Android apps on a regular computer. Through this app player, you can download Android apps on to your computer or you can transfer the apps from your Android smartphone to your computer. The app is called BlueStacks app player. It creates a virtual environment of Android OS inside your Windows PC. This makes it possible to install and use Android mobile-friendly apps on your computer. Does it interest you? Do you wish to try it? Here is how you can do it:
Using BlueStacks to emulate Android on PC
BlueStacks app player is a very easy to use program. You can download it from the BlueStacks website. The set-up file is smaller than 5MB; get it and install this handy program by following onscreen prompts. Since the app is in its developmental stage, you may occasionally experience minor glitches or errors, but it generally works pretty well. After the installation finishes, you will be shown a small video clip that will demonstrate how BlueStacks app player can be used; make sure to watch this to learn about its key features.
BlueStacks uses only a very small space on your hard drive. It does not use much of your system resources. By default, it is set to launch when the computer is started and then it remains in the system tray. It automatically connects to the BlueStacks servers. If you do not want the app to launch at startup, you can disable it by accessing the MSCONFIG tool.
Once BlueStacks app player is installed, you are supposed to configure it according to your preferences. When you launch it, you can let it start with preinstalled apps or you can download apps within BlueStacks and start with those apps. For accessing apps that can be downloaded through BlueStacks, you are required to register for a free account with BlueStacks. Registration can be done through email address or your Facebook account. One of the best features of the BlueStacks app player is that the apps that are installed on your Android phone can be sent to your computer by using a mobile app called Cloud Connect and their servers.
Getting Your Android Apps Transferred to Your Computer
Only when you know what your BlueStacks PIN is, can you transfer apps from your Android device to your computer by using the Cloud Connect app. When you register for a free account with BlueStacks, you will receive your PIN for your account. The PIN also appears when you click on Cloud Connect.
In order to get your Android apps transferred to your computer, you need to first launch the app on your Android smartphone and then you need to search for BlueStacks Cloud Connect in the Android marketplace. Download the app and install it on your phone. By means of this app, you can send other apps to BlueStacks app player on PC. The apps that you want to get transferred on to your computer will be first uploaded from your Android device to BlueStacks servers. From these servers, you can access and download Android apps on your computer.
As you can see, using this software is fairly easy and actually allows for some interesting options in terms of cross-compatibility between Android and PC. If you’ve been looking for a way to run Android apps on your home computer, this is something you should try!
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