How to Play Android Apps on Windows PC and Mac

Looking for ways on how to play Android apps on Windows PC and Mac? Here is a guide on how to play Android mobile apps on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS.

With the growth of Android mobile users, Android apps are pretty popular now especially game apps like Temple Run 2, Zombie Smasher, Angry Birds Space, Blood Brothers, and more. Note that there are some trusted alternative Android markets that exist besides Google Play Store which includes GetJar, Amazon App Store, and 1Mobile where you can download Android apps.

While some people do enjoy playing game apps with the comfort of their Android mobile phones or tablets, there are those who just want to play and test Android game apps on their computer. This guide targets to help people who want to play Android apps on their computer whether it’s Windows or Mac.

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Temple Run 2 Android App on Windows 7 PC

How to Play Android Apps on Windows and Mac

BlueStacks App player can be used to run apps on your Windows and Mac computer. The software allows you to have access to over 750,000 Android apps. It also have a Windows 8 optimized App Player, allowing new Windows 8 devices like the Surface Pro to play Android apps on it.


BlueStacks Android App Player for Windows PC and Mac

The App player uses a complex “LayerCake” technology that enables a user to play android apps on PC.

Download BlueStacks

BlueStacks player is available for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac. Below are the download links for each of the platforms.

Steps to Play Android Apps on Windows and Mac

  1. Download BlueStacks App Player (download link for all platforms are provided above)
  2. Install BlueStacks App Player software
  3. Search for the Android app you want to test and play.
  4. Install the app and run it.

Note: Some users experience “Checking for Network Connectivity. No App Found. Please Check Network Connectivity!” error. In order to resolve the issue, you can follow the steps below.

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BlueStacks error: No App Found. Please Check Network Connectivity.

Fix / Solve “Checking for Network Connectivity. No App Found. Please Check Network Connectivity!” for BlueStacks App Player

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Alternative solution to download and install Android apps if BlueStacks error "No App Found. Please Check Network Connectivity." shows.

  1. Click on the App Stores button.
  2. Select an Android Market. (E.g. Use GetJar)
  3. The alternative Android Market will load, just use the search bar on it and search for your app.
  4. Click Install.

That’s it! Congratulations, you just have learned how to play Android apps on your PC. Have fun running the Android app on your Windows or Mac computer.

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