BlueStacks App Player

BlueStacks App Player


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 140 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
0.9.3.4070
File Size:
71.49KB
Date Added:
September 18, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
1,920,440
Downloads Last Week:
23,475
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

BlueStacks App Player displays apps inside a window and emulates Android's touchscreen motions with your mouse. It takes longer than tapping and swiping, but it works better than we expected, especially since it's still a beta release.

Pros

Apps in Windows: It does give you the ability to run Android apps on your desktop or laptop PC.

One for all: Using the same apps for both Android and Windows has potential advantages, including cross-platform familiarity, easy data transfer, and access to thousands of Android games, tools, and apps in Windows.

Cons

Beta: Like any beta release, BlueStacks has some bugginess. Disabling its startup and services entries in System Configuration and launching BlueStacks later when needed significantly improved the stability of both BlueStacks and Windows.

Subscription: Apps of the day can be downloaded for free, but there's a monthly fee to keep using your own apps on BlueStacks.

Lost in translation: Android apps don't look or run quite the same in Windows, and the interface and controls are different. Some apps are disappointing, but others translate well into Windows.

Bottom Line

Despite some growing pains, BlueStacks App Player is recommended for anyone who wants to open up the Android world on their PC or laptop.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.0

    out of 140 votes

    • 5 star: 45
    • 4 star: 22
    • 3 star: 11
    • 2 star: 18
    • 1 star: 44
  • Current Version:

    4.0

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "For me, it is very suitable"

    September 27, 2014   |   By SlotaGutterman

    Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.9.3.4070

    Pros

    Great tool, no nagging appearance.

    Cons

    Not yet, everything's great for me and my friends!

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  • 5 stars

    "A necessity on my computer."

    September 27, 2014   |   By MallinsonBanke

    Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.9.3.4070

    Pros

    Great product, fast and easy

    Cons

    Nothing, its a great program!

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  • 5 stars

    "Makes my gaming life so much easier"

    September 25, 2014   |   By CherryBerry13

    Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.9.3.4070

    Pros

    1) Play on a bigger screen
    2) Phone doesn't overheat/die
    3) Multi-task
    4) Inclusion of friends/family members
    5) FREE

    Cons

    Can improve on social media platforms.

    Summary

    Being able to simply download the product and access the Google Play Store is awesome. I no longer have to waste all my phone battery on my gaming habits. I no longer have to send texts/messages on a phone -- I can use my actual keyboard. Typing is a lot better than texting on a small screen (at least for me). I can use any app -- doesn't have to be a game app. Also, my PC is touchscreen, so that makes playing a game way cooler because I can actually treat the App Player like I would my phone...except I don't want to flip my laptop when the game tells me to haha. Overall, a great product!

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  • 1 stars

    "Trap or treat?"

    September 22, 2014   |   By philip petersons

    Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.9.3.4070

    Pros

    I uninstalled as quickly as possible. So I didn't get to see the program itself.

    Cons

    Firstly, you are never let into what's exactly happening while installation. Secondly, many background services install and start, set the home page, etc. by themselves that you can't be sure if you've agreed with them or not. It doesn't mean the user is dumb but that they've made every effort to conceal a few warez that will eventually will leach something off you. This software sure is not free.

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