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How to Run Android Apps on Windows PC [Best Android Emulators]

Posted in Android6 years ago • Written by Hammad Rafique27 Comments

It’s a daily routine headache for Android developers and app makers to test their Android apps on Android devices. It’s not that easy to carry their sample builds to android device again and again and test them. This procedure takes time and in this fast moving World; time is money. To make Android apps run smoothly on Windows PC, I have collected some good tools. By using these emulators, you can run free and paid Android apps on your Windows PC. These emulators will help you to download and install Android apps directly from Google play store.

Note: First two tools(bluestacks, youwave) has the best compatibility with any Windows version, including Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP.


Bluestacks is a light weight and wrinkleless tool, that is user-friendly and fast, as compared to other tools. You are just required to download this tool and run its setup and you are done. Click here to download bluestacks.

After downloading it open the zip file with any zip file extraction software like winrar and 7zip. After opening it, run the setup of bluestacks and the installation process will start. As you can see in the below screenshot.

Bluestacks setupClick on continue button and start the installation process.

Installing BluestacksNow you are required to enable synchronization with the app store and Google play store by signing in with your Gmail ID.

App store Sign-in

Sign-in to Play StoreNow app store and app sync are enabled and you can now browse app store.

Sync enabledNow you can install and run any app from Google play store as shown in the below images.

Google play store

Installing Temple Run

Playing Temple Run on PC



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27 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Marion June 27, 2014 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Does Bluestacks need to be left on the pc or can it be removed after the app I want to us is installed.
    In other words, will WhatsApp still run on my laptop after installation if I remove Bluestacks once WhatsApp is downloaded please? Thank you.

    • Hammad Rafique June 27, 2014 at 1:52 pm - Reply

      No marion, if you uninstall bluestacks then whatsapp’s app will also be removed from your PC, because bluestacks works like an emulator to run Android apps, in short “bluestacks is running an Android OS on your Windows if you remove that Android from your PC, whatsapp will also be removed.

  2. atif shahid August 10, 2014 at 6:37 am - Reply

    I trying to sign in with my gmail id… but it says username and password does not match… although I am using my correct details…. please resolve???

    • Hammad Rafique August 13, 2014 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      It might be because you’re using two-step verification, try to login from another gmail ID without any two-step verification.

  3. Hamza August 16, 2014 at 7:22 am - Reply

    Thanks for helpful information, i am installing bluestack.

  4. Bilal August 22, 2014 at 7:17 am - Reply

    i install blue stacks
    when i open the android games in blue stacks its not run it shows blank page

  5. Adil September 3, 2014 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    i downloaded Bluestacks emulator and install it. when i run it first time a window is open showing a message Downloading Games Data. I dont have internet connection at my home. And emulator does not going forward is there any solution to this problem so that i can run emulator without internet connection

  6. Боб September 9, 2014 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Bluestacks doesn’t work for me.

    • Hammad Rafique September 9, 2014 at 11:43 am - Reply

      Which operating system you’re using?

  7. zubair September 13, 2014 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    didnt work on my win 7 .error code 2500 .it says blu couldnt recognise your graphic card

    • Hammad Rafique September 13, 2014 at 2:37 pm - Reply

      Your graphic card doesn’t support bluestacks I think, try to use youwave and see what happens.

  8. Salman November 10, 2014 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    live tv has a fade video(not visible) only audio is listenable.please tell me how to watch live tv in blue stacks clearly on win 7

  9. daniyal December 6, 2014 at 9:40 am - Reply

    when i click on the download button ,The connection was reset. displayed

  10. Danish December 7, 2014 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    i run castle clash and clash of clans i heard a sound and no video???????????

    • Hammad Rafique December 7, 2014 at 3:45 pm - Reply

      Might be your graphic driver doesn’t support the emulator you’re using, try to use any other emulator.

      • Danish December 9, 2014 at 11:16 am - Reply

        i have intel GMA 4500 Q45/Q43 chipset family

      • Danish December 9, 2014 at 11:16 am - Reply

        And any other emulator????

  11. asfand butt December 11, 2014 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    heLo BROTHER

    when I start game in bluestack the game run very slowly why

  12. Baibars December 24, 2014 at 7:32 am - Reply

    I’m yet to try Youwave but already tried Bluestacks and uninstalled it because it kills your CPU and uses quite some amount of memory too and thus lagging the PC.

    I have a Core i7 1.6 Workstation
    with 6 GB of RAM
    And Nvidia Quadro FX880M 1 GB

  13. Moveid January 7, 2015 at 10:46 am - Reply

    I am installing bluestacks on window 7 when i installed it i open it and downloaded clash of clans when i opened clash of clans the game appeared black what can i do.what graphic cards do i need.

  14. Arslan January 25, 2015 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    I have installed Blue stack on my pc now BLue stack in downloading game data….?
    what is this?

  15. shoaib February 14, 2015 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    but not able to connect to internet

  16. wasim February 24, 2015 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    do you have to verify your cell number in whats app

  17. wasim February 24, 2015 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    in win 7 bluesracks inviornment

  18. Hotaru February 25, 2015 at 11:40 am - Reply

    I try many times..
    but after installation, it download something then Starts Initializing (then maybe Stuck) .. not going any further….
    Just Initializing … ……. nothing more/else

  19. haroon badshah March 23, 2015 at 11:50 am - Reply

    my bluestacks cannot connect to the internet . .. . .Please help me

  20. tanzeel May 8, 2015 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    bluestacks program cannot installed on my pc. why?
    please tell me. ok

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