How to run Android games on PC or Mac

How to run Android games on PC or Mac

Running Android games on your computer is an interesting alternative in many cases. If the user does not have a cell phone that meets the requirements for good performance or wants to use a mouse and keyboard to execute the commands, Android emulators can provide this experience on the PC or Mac.

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One of the main emulators available is BlueStacks (Mac | Windows). Free, the software allows you to connect with your Google account, access the Play Store and download the games available. In addition, it provides specific settings for more famous titles, adding keyboard shortcuts. See how to use it!

Bluestacks: how to use to run Android games on PC or Mac

Step 1: access the Bluestacks website by clicking here and download the software;

How to run Android games on PC or Mac

Download BlueStacks (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 2: open the file and click on “Install now”;

How to run Android games on PC or Mac

Start the installation (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 3: wait for the installation to complete. Then click on “Let’s go” to start using the emulator;

How to run Android games on PC or Mac

Make the initial configuration of the emulator (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 4: Sign in with a Google account. You can use the same account linked to your Android phone;

How to run Android games on PC or Mac

Sign in with your Google account (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 5: then select the Play Store icon to open it;

How to run Android games on PC or Mac

Open the Play Store through BlueStacks (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 6: in the Play Store, search for the game of your choice;

How to run Android games on PC or Mac

Access the app store (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 7: in a procedure similar to that done on cell phones, look for the game page and install it;

How to run Android games on PC or Mac

Install a game through BlueStacks (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 8: the game will be available on the home screen, under the “My Apps” tab. When you run it, BlueStacks tells you what commands and shortcuts are on the keyboard and mouse.

How to run Android games on PC or Mac

View game settings for recliner and mouse (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

That way, you can access Android apps and games from your computer, without having to download other files.