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If you've ever wished you could use Android apps and games on your PC, now's your chance. If you've got an Android phone, all you need is the BlueStacks App Player to do the rest.

BlueStacks is a virtual machine that lets you run Android apps on your PC. Now you can enjoy apps like Talking Tom Cat, Words With Friends and even Facebook for Android directly on your desktop

Downloading and installing BlueStacks App Player is simple. As an added bonus, it comes with 10 apps already installed. BlueStacks also offers additional apps on its website that you can add to the App Player, and you don't even need an Android phone to enjoy those specific ones on your desktop.

The questions is, how do you get apps from your Android phone into the App Player on your PC? Conveniently, BlueStacks offers a cloud service that will synchronize your phone directly to its App Player in a few easy steps.

1. Register an account online with BlueStacks

The first step is to click on the BlueStacks App Player itself, which should have appeared in the upper right corner on your desktop after installation. Scroll to the second page of pre-installed apps and click the "Get More Apps" icon.

.This will take you to the login page on BlueStacks' website. You can either create email and password credentials or log into the site using your Facebook profile. If you go the email route, you'll need to click a verification link sent to you by email before you can proceed.

2. Install BlueStacks Cloud Connect on your phone

Once logged in, you'll be shown a handful of apps that you can add directly from BlueStacks' website. If any of these seem interesting, just click the Subscribe button and they'll be transferred to your BlueStacks App Player automatically.

You'll need to install the free BlueStacks Cloud Connect app onto your phone via the Android Market. Then return to the BlueStacks website and click the "Cloud Connect" link on the left of your screen. You'll be given a unique PIN here that you can use to access the Cloud Connect app on your phone.

4. Sit back and wait for your apps to sync

Synchronizing between your phone and the BlueStacks App Player can take a couple minutes, so sit tight. Once synced, you'll receive a message in your PC taskbar letting you know the apps synced. An image icon for each will appear in the actual App Player.

Since BlueStacks App Player is still in its alpha version, not all of your apps will be available for download yet. If some of the apps you tried to sync aren't appearing, you can check on their status via BlueStacks' website under the Cloud Connect option. If they were successfully transferred, a gray icon that says Subscribed will appear under their icon. If not, the icon will list them as Unavailable.

It's likely that more apps will become available as BlueStacks App Player develops. The app is available for Windows and Mac, and there's even a special version for Windows 8.

Have you ever tried BlueStacks? Did you manage to make it work?

Commented

  • Jitendra Singh |
    29/08/12
    Jitendra Singh

    I like

  • steven |
    30/09/12
    steven

    iam using nokia 5230 touch i need talking tom apps for my phone help me

  • shabina |
    04/10/12
    shabina

    it doesn't work. I hate it

  • Ketan Aggrawal |
    04/10/12
    Ketan Aggrawal

    it helps me.... i like it very much.....

  • prince |
    06/11/12
    prince

    steven you can download the talking tom in ovi store

  • NOORI. |
    23/03/13
    NOORI.

    i did't get anythng

  • nikhil |
    15/05/13
    nikhil

    it does not work in windows 7

  • bhavik thakker |
    18/05/13
    bhavik thakker

    this app is not runiig my pc

  • merospice |
    19/05/13
    merospice

    this app is not running my PC

  • Umang |
    20/05/13
    Umang

    this app is not running on my pc .....in my pc.................1 gb ram .........250gb hard disk

  • omaro55 |
    20/05/13
    omaro55

    this app isn't work yet

  • aaaa |
    23/05/13
    aaaa

    this app not run in mu pc

  • PTEST |
    23/05/13
    PTEST

    NOT RUNNING ON MY PC EITHER :/ ... I HAVE A WINDOWS XP

  • ian_ |
    24/05/13
    ian_

    good it runs in windows 8, but i got problems when i already get installed my instagram app and when im choosing what to upload using my pc gallery, my pictures on my gallery doesnt appear but when i looked on my pc folders it appears.. why so????help pls

  • Chaitanya Sharma |
    01/06/13
    Chaitanya Sharma

    Not Running It says Does't recognise graphic card

  • whatever |
    07/06/13
    whatever

    Cant install says i have a better app

  • jatnder |
    10/06/13
    jatnder

    it is very good

  • sroyal45 |
    16/06/13
    sroyal45

    not compatible with Bitdefender Antivirus.

  • pink |
    19/06/13
    pink

    grr not enough memory on my netbook -_- not fair.

  • KARAN |
    19/06/13
    KARAN

    this appp is not runnig on my pc help me THE APPLICATINON FAILID TO INSTALLED

  • Oxford Yeboah Kwabena |
    28/06/13
    Oxford Yeboah Kwabena

    this apps can not run my pocket pc ples

  • Oxford Yeboah Kwabena |
    28/06/13
    Oxford Yeboah Kwabena

    this apps can not run my pocket pc ples

  • a@a.com |
    30/06/13
    a@a.com

    its hangs my whole laptop

  • Sadam Hussain Zardari |
    02/07/13
    Sadam Hussain Zardari

    its not working yet from 2 weeks.

  • 12123 |
    02/07/13
    12123

    It's Not working on my windows 7 PC.

  • bloodsande |
    13/07/13
    bloodsande

    is there any other software like this? because, when i try to install an error message appears. says like it can't recognize my vga. and installer roll back the whole installation.

  • Jayesh Mangalekar |
    29/07/13
    Jayesh Mangalekar

    It works <3

  • Santhosh samuel |
    31/07/13
    Santhosh samuel

    It's really great software nice job done... I had plan to get a android phone after using bluestack i changed my plan not to buy Android phone b'coz i can use all the android apps in this bluestack app player

  • amin |
    31/07/13
    amin

    its dosnt work on windows7

  • j.a |
    28/08/13
    j.a

    WORTHLESS and a Total Waste of Time

  • v1perblayd3 |
    04/10/13
    v1perblayd3

    So far so good, I have installed on laptop with WIN 7 64bit, I like the fact I can play Android games on my computer with it's bigger screen.

  • |
    13/10/13

    m nt able to download bluestacks!its shown that it canot be installed.is there any other way to download whatsapp on my pc????????

  • chirag.jain.9400984 |
    11/11/13
    chirag.jain.9400984

    it is not working on my lapitopi

  • djdollard |
    06/02/14
    djdollard

    it is not working on my computer

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