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FREE / Windows / macOS
Android emulator for Desktop


BlueStacks is a robust tool that lets you run Android apps directly on your computer with a highly responsive menu. From its user interface, you can manage all functionality on your virtual device, as well as download and install a variety of applications in a matter of seconds.

With BlueStacks, you’re able to download popular apps like Candy Crush Saga, Angry Birds Space, Temple Run 2, Telegram, Evernote, etc. directly into the Software, or sync your smartphone applications via the Cloud Connect app. Essentially, the software is a powerful Android Emulator. So powerful that you can even play Fortnite or PubG on this emulator effortlessly!

It’s time you joined millions of BlueStack users across the world already enjoying games and apps in their fullscreen glory. The top-notch “Layercake” technology allows the most graphics-intensive titles to run seamlessly on your computer. BlueStacks is currently the only emulator supported with investment from tech giants like Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, and Samsung.

BlueStacks was founded in the year 2011 with the mission to push all boundaries of mobile gaming. As of today, over 200 million people worldwide use the Android emulator to play mobile games on their PC and Mac devices using patented Layercake technology. As for the advertiser side, BlueStack has a special platform that combines both digital and traditional advertising channels to maximize them like never before.

Android emulators let you use Android apps that aren’t available on PC. Gamers can use their keyboard and mouse as controls while playing competitive mobile titles on their PC. However, it’s important to install the best Android Emulator if you don’t want to deal with any inconvenience. As it so happens, BlueStacks offers the best Android experience on PC with a ton of cool features. One thing to note, though; your PC or laptop must meet the basic requirements to be able to run BlueStacks.

Key Features

  • Android apps run faster and in full-screen on your PC
  • Push applications from your Android to your BlueStacks via the Cloud Connect mobile app
  • Freeware
  • Cross-platform support
  • Easy install process: Simply download the APK and open it with the emulator
  • Comes with preloaded apps and games like WhatsApp, Clash of Clans, etc.

If you aren’t a PC user, you can also download and use BlueStacks on your Mac or Linux device. Bluestacks is supported on every platform you can think of.


Windows version

Gameplay improvements in MOBA games.

You now have a wide arsenal of key controls to choose from in MOBA games such as Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. If you're familiar with games like Dota, MOBA controls have been constructed keeping your playstyle in mind. To learn more, click here.

Steering wheel is here! Drift away.

Precision key controls, for the steering wheel, are now here for driving games like Dr. Driving, Real Racing 3, etc. Customize your driving experience in BlueStacks by clicking here.

Gameplay improvements in various games.

Games such as Free Fire have been brushed with a beautification tool. Key controls have been tuned to greater perfection.

Gamepad control names have been modified.

The gamepad control names have just graduated and are now easier to understand. For example, "Right trigger" is now "RT". "Left trigger" is now "LT". Simplicity is the key. To learn more, click here.

Performance fixes

We have reduced the minuscule time delay while switching control schemes. Every second counts in the 21st century.

Users with high-end machines will now notice less CPU usage. Winter has arrived, for your CPU.

Gamepad performance has been enhanced. Your controller has been put on a healthy diet.

Bug fixes

  • Resolved app crash issue that some users on AMD machines were facing.
  • IDOLM @ STER Shiny Colour (com.bandainamcoent.shinycolors) has been optimized on BlueStacks
  • A graphical issue with SEGA Heroes (com.sega.puzzlerpg) has been fixed. Expect flawless eye candy.
  • Black/White screen issue has been fixed for Chaos Fighters3 - Kungfu fighting (com.motu.ldt3.twft). Yin has met Yang.
  • A graphical issue with NBA Live ( has been fixed.
  • A graphical issue with Phantom: Tang Dynasty (com.yoozoogames.ptd )has been fixed.

macOS version

Sorry, we don't have any changelog information available yet for version of BlueStacks for macOS. Sometimes publishers take a little while to make this information available, so please check back in a few days to see if it has been updated.