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

Posted in Android10 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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