At one point of time at least you must be wondering to play your android favorite game on Windows 7/8/8.1/10 PC or MAC. It would be exciting to chat with WhatsApp, SnapChat, play Clash of Clan, Pokemon Go, Pokemon Duel and your other favorite apps on a bigger screen with PC keyboard attached. Well, I did, since we have been customized with Windows PC environment before smartphone take its revolutionary development years ago by huge leap.
Today’s, smart phone is everywhere, and android is one of the worldwide most used operating system. Many popular games, chat messengers and social media apps are become the must-have apps installed on android. Developers and million game players (your friends too) are changing their ecosystem from PC to smart phone, well who can resist the technology trend from advancing right? They keep bringing your favorite PC games and apps to a new environment, Android.
Now the question is, do you miss the days playing games with your Windows PC or laptop? Playing on 21″ screen and typing with all your ten fingers? Here Bluestacks 2 answers your wonder.
What is Bluestacks?
Bluestacks was founded to push the boundaries of the mobile ecosystem. Bluestacks is an android emulator software for your Windows 7/8/8.1/10 PC and MAC which allows you to run any android apps.
Yes, you can play all your favorite android games and apps on your PC. Clash of Clans, Pokemon GO, Candy Crush Saga and other android games can be installed on your pc.
Even with the smaller screen you have been amazed with your favorite games, and I bet you will be more excited playing it on a bigger screen. With Bluestacks 2 you will get full experience of android on your PC and even more.
UPDATE: New Bluestack 3 is released !!
How Bluestacks Works?
Bluestacks is what we called emulator or app player; it virtualizes or emulates android on your PC. It enables one computer system (Windows PC/Mac) to behave like android system.
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With this method you will get full android experience, everything what android does your PC is also able to do the same. You will be able to access Google Play Store, download, install games/apps and play them just the same as your android does.
In simple words, Bluestacks transforms your Windows PC/Mac into a big, easy customized, fast android phone.
Bluestacks is not alone on the market; there are many app players around to choose, then why Bluestacks? Although we can’t say it is a perfect emulator, Bluestacks has its own stand point compared with others. It is the rapid development of features.
#The Most Sophisticated Android Emulator
BlueStacks App Player has been updated 23 times over the past 12 months. Major development was brought to you by the release of Bluestacks 2 which has major change on the graphical user interface, multitasking feature, window resizing and Bluestacks TV.
Multitasking feature is a huge updating step on Bluestacks 2. It allows you to run multiple apps at once, so you can keep messaging while playing game, downloading or streaming with other apps. This feature is wrapped in a simple browser-like tab interface, so you can easily navigate or close your apps.
Bluestacks 2 Multitasking Feature
#Integrated Facebook Live Streaming (Bluestacks TV)
Following intergration with Twitch account for live streaming few months ago, Bluestacks 2 recently brings Facebook Live on their Bluestacks TV. This feature allows you to live-stream your games and apps onto your Facebook where you can choose specified audience target for your video.
Bluestacks 2 and Facebook Live Integration
#Highest Compatibility Emulator
Bluestacks 2 has a high compatibility with all Windows version, XP version and above. One executable installer blustacks 2 can be installed on different version Windows XP/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10. If you got more than one PCs just simply copy and paste the file.
Without a doubt with rapid updates and many features offered, it shows how serious they develop Bluestacks 2 and I am sure many features are waiting for you on the next release.
How to Install Bluestacks 2
Before installing Bluestacks 2, I suggest you to check whether you have fulfilled the minimum requirements for your PC system resources.
You can install this version of BlueStacks 2 on your Windows if the following requirements are met:
- You must be an Administrator on your PC
- Your PC must have 2GB of RAM
- Minimum 4GB free storage available
- Updated PC’s graphic card driver
- No BitDefender antivirus. This problem arise when install Bluestacks along with Bitdefender, strangely it prevents Bluestacks from installing. You can install one, but not both of them on the same PC.
Blustacks 2 is compatible with ranged version of Windows; Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10.
Note: I suggest you to bookmark this page to get further assistant if you get problems on installing Bluestacks 2 on your PC. You can comment or contact me, I will gladly reply as fast as I can. However if you go for manual fixing common errors for Bluestacks 2 you may see this page:
After checking your system resources you can move to the next step.
Free download Bluestacks 2 installer for Windows
Installing Bluestacks 2 is ridiculously easy, simply download the installer from the link bellow. There are two types of installer; first is offline installer and second is online installer.
Here, I suggest you download the offline installer version since does not need a fast connection and able to be resumed when interupted. Once your offline installer download completed, the executable can be copied then installed in one or more different windows PC without internet connection needed (offline).
The latest version when this article posted, Bluestacks 2 offline installer takes size about 315 MB. For download, you can visit the official Bluestacks 2 website or link below for direct download (the link also from official Bluestacks)
Download BlueStacks 2
- Filename: BlueStacks2_native.exe
- Installer Size: 315 MB
- Platform: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (All Windows Versions)
- License: Freeware
- Download: Latest Version Bluestacks 2 Offline Installer
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UPDATE: New Bluestack 3 is released !!
Bluestacks 2 Installation
After you have completed the download, open (double click) the executable installer. File will be extracted then begin the setup.
By default the path for installation is “Drive:/ProgramFiles/Blustacks/” and “Drive:/ProgramData/Blustacks/” depend on where your Windows OS installed (mine is C:/).
Both folder is required, the first folder (C:/ProgramFiles/Bluestacks) is where you will put all executable files needed for Bluestacks 2 to run. For the second folder, is where you will store your installation games. So, make sure your drive has minimum 4GB storage available.
Just wait for a moment to complete the installation. While waiting for you setup, you can continue reading the last part of the article.
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Bluestacks was initially free, but now for Bluestacks 2 they started to charge $2/month or else you have install one of the apps from Bluestacks sponsor. Well it is not surprising, they have done a lot of effort and time to make this far. Install one free app won’t hurt you doesn’t it? Anyway with all features offered, you surely won’t miss the feel playing your favorite android game on your PC.
Bluestacks 2 app player is worth to be called the best out there; however the last decision is yours to make, choose which one suit your need.