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How to Use Android Apps on your PC?

Android is surely one of the most widely used operating systems in the world. There are millions of android apps, which are available on the Google Play Store. Sadly, they are mainly available for smartphones and tablets. Have you wondered using an android app on your PC? In this guide, EverythingTech will help you out to use android apps on your PC.

Before we Begin


It is true that the majority of the functionalities and apps have their counterparts in Windows. Microsoft’s Windows has been there for a really long time (Over 25 years). However, thanks to modern technologies like touchscreen and different form factor some applications are far better in the Android ecosystem.
People love to use their favorite apps and games on a regular basis. When you are working on a PC, you will not want to pick up your phone start using apps there. Instead, you want a unified solution to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Software Emulation


Emulator software has enabled us to emulate a great Android experience on your PC. You just need to install a software and after that, you are ready to use your favorite software and games such as WeChat, WhatsApp, Instagram, Subway Surfer, PUBG, etc. These emulators will run just like a regular Windows program while giving you the same mobile experience of Android. The applications can be downloaded from the Google Playstore or you can sideload them as well.

Android Emulators


Since the beginning of Android devices, Android emulators have been there to give PC users an experience of Android. There are so many android emulators to choose from these days. Each of them has its own set of unique features and issues.

Some Android Emulators you can try:


✔ BlueStacks
✔ MEmu
✔ ARChon
✔ GameLoop
✔ Remix OS
✔ Ko Player
✔ YouWave

Out of all the emulators in the market, EverythingTech recommends BlueStacks for a clean and smooth Android experience. It is also the most popular android emulator.

Step by Step Guide to Setup BlueStacks

Step 1: Visit the official website (https://www.bluestacks.com/) to download the latest version. Don’t download the setup from a crappy website, you might become a victim of malware or outdated software.

Step 2: Once the download is finished, open the download folder and double click on the BlueStacks installer.

Step 3: It will take a couple of seconds to show you the installation popup window. Click on “Install now” to start. However, you can also click on “Customize installation” located on the bottom right corner if you want to make changes in the installation process or change the installation directory.

Step 4: Once the installation process is over, you need to click on “Complete” to close the installation popup.

Step 5: Now the setup will take to optimize the software according to your computer. New resources will load up to optimize the Android experience. This only happens during the first boot of the emulator.

Step 6: Once BlueStacks starts on your PC, you need to set up your Google account to enjoy all the services.

Step 7: Once you have logged in with your Google account, you are ready to use Android on your PC. Visit the PlayStore to download new apps.