There are two good reasons why you want to run Androids right in your PC: First, you want to test the app before you store it in your device. Second, you love the app so much you wish you can continue using it even if you are already on your desktop.
These, however, seem improbable until BlueStacks came along.
BlueStacks is new app player that allows you to use your Android right in your Windows PC. Moreover, you can sync both devices—that is, your phone and desktop—to create a seamless transmission and use of Android applications.
The number of apps in BlueStacks is currently limited. There are 10 preloaded ones, and around 25 of them can be installed via BlueStacks App Channels. Nevertheless, the developers are continuously improving the product, so hopefully we can expect a more comprehensive list of Android-syncable apps.
How to Download and Use BlueStacks
Here is a short tutorial on how to download and utilize your BlueStacks:
Step 1: Go to its website: http://bluestacks.com/.
Step 2: Sign up for your free beta account.
The app player’s alpha stage is already over, so it is presently in its beta stage. The application is free to download, but you need to have the link first.
Step 3: Save the executable file in your desktop.
Just click the link provided to you. Then save the executable file in your PC by right-clicking on the file and choosing Save As. Make sure the Save As portion is .exe. You can save the file anywhere, but for convenience, do so in your desktop.
Step 4: Double-click on the executable file.
This way, you can officially launch the exe file and start downloading the software’s components.
Step 5: Press Run.
Step 6: Agree on the license agreement by ticking the box.
Step 7: Press Install.
Step 8: Allow the wizard to install all the components. Depending on the speed of your PC, the downloading process may take a while.
Step 9: Check the BlueStacks icon in the desktop. It features the Android logo on top of the Windows logo.
Its appearance meant you have installed all or majority of the components.
Step 10: Click Finish.
You can choose to launch the introductory video right after you hit Finish.
Step 11: Launch the Tutorial Page.
Since it is only a video, you can immediately close this and use the app. However, we suggest you go through the tutorial so you can make the most of your app.
How to Launch the Apps
As mentioned, there are preloaded apps in BlueStacks. To see them, just hover your mouse on the icon. A right-side tray should appear with the apps’ icons.
How to Add More Apps
There are two ways on how to add more apps in BlueStacks. One, just look for BlueStacks Channels. If you take preference on certain apps, just press the Subscribe button.
Another option is through BlueStacks Cloud Connect, which permits you to sync your mobile device’s apps to your desktop.
So what are your thoughts about BlueStacks? Let us know.