How to run Android apps on Mac


There is always been a fight between Android and Apple in the market. But Android apps can run on Android with the emulator known as BlueStacks which is launched during Google I/O conference. It lets you to tun the Android apps on your Mac, Let us see here how to run Android apps on Mac using Bluestacks.

Download Bluestacks

First Download Bluestacks app from their official website. You can’t download it from the Apple store. After downloading this you can access Bluestack like any other app. Only thing that is different isĀ Android AppsĀ icon which is actually a folder which allow you to access apps right from there. Android apps can also be accessed through the Finder section. If you want to view all the apps once, Bluestack features an app player which allow you to see all the apps is single place.



Android apps folder let you access the app right from the dock. Bluestack App player interface is very simple. Top right area of the App player displays the current time, main section displays the apps and bottom left section displays options. Center button in the App let you navigate back to the App Player home screen, showing all the apps. Inside the apps the interface is similar to Android devices. Mobile version on the screen looks bit stretched and grainy and you can’t adjust the window size.

Below is the list of the apps that are available currently in the BlueStacks app player,

  • Drag Racing
  • Alchemy
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pulse
  • Basketball Shot
  • Glow Hockey
  • Air Control Lite
  • Guns ‘n’ Glory
  • Elastic World
  • Paper Toss
  • Robo Defense
  • Seesmic
  • WhatsApp
  • Zebra Point

It offers good features to experience Android features on your Mac, but it is perfect only for few apps and games. Motion games are difficult to play on Mac.

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