BlueStacks App Player for Mac

BlueStacks App Player for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.3.6
  • Total Downloads:
    99,074
  • Date Added:
    December 06, 2013
  • File Size:
    115.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,956
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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Google's Android platform has grown exceptionally well over the years, with tons of new apps added to the Google Play store every day. BlueStacks for Mac offers a solution for users who want to download and enjoy their favorite Android apps on their Mac, too.

BlueStacks for Mac comes as free software that is supported by ads. Download takes a bit longer as the app is 112MB in size. The installation, however, is quick and easy. After the installation process completes, users can start searching for their favorite apps using the search bar or browse though more than 750,000 apps available on the Google Play store. After selecting the app, BlueStacks will download and install the app automatically, in just one click. However, when you first launch the app an advertisement will pop up. While the ads are rather distracting, the app functions perfectly fine. Users will find the app a pleasure to use, especially those who are familiar with the Android platform. Even though it's very functional, the app lacks a clean, polished, and refined look; but this is acceptable since the app seems to be in beta.

Other than the distracting ads, BlueStacks for Mac is a very capable solution for any Mac user looking for a way to run their favorite Android app on a Mac.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Wasting Your Time"

June 10, 2013  |  By carlos-teran

 |  Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.2.5.107

Pros

None for the Mac version. Probably the PC version really works, for all the buzz.

Cons

It doesn't work. It just says "loading". After uninstalling, reinstalling, etc, that won't change.

Summary

Don't waste your time.

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2 stars

"Can't Install"

April 06, 2013  |  By fastfonz

 |  Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.2.5.107

Pros

So far its ok, but like a limited demo. I can run a few apps, they run ok but I can't add new apps.

Cons

Can't add apps or enter settings.

Summary

It might turn out to be a quite enjoyable program. Best of luck to the developer. Looking forward to updating this review.

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1 stars

"Not ready for prime time."

April 06, 2013  |  By intlpvti

 |  Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.2.5.107

Pros

None. I think I installed it but that was it.

Cons

Legion. It simply doesn't work with a Mac.

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2 stars

"Would be great - If it worked."

March 21, 2013  |  By rrobich

 |  Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.2.5.107

Pros

Worked great the first time I opened it! I was so excited to use it.

Cons

Hasn't gotten past the "Loading" screen since the first time I opened and used it. I tried uninstalling, reinstalling, new version, moving com.bluestacks files, deleting those files, etc. Nothing works. Wish it did.

Summary

Was great for a few hours, doesn't work anymore.

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4 stars

"Restricted Android Device"

November 06, 2012  |  By TylerAllen86

 |  Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.2.3.151

Pros

Android apps on mac

Cons

No android market place
un rooted
can't mod

Summary

What Mac users Do!
http://portingteam.com/files/file/7600-android4mac/
Basically a port made of bluetstacks but with the the android market. downloading. themes. fully rooted android device as a apple app.

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5 stars

"Worth downloading"

July 28, 2012  |  By JohnnotJon

 |  Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.2.3.151

Pros

Love playing apps like Drag Racing on my MacBook Pro

Runs the apps faster than on my phone

Responsive customer service

Cons

Ran into a big (couldn't install) but customer support helped me figure it out

Still in alpha mode so the website says

Summary

Definitely worth a download - very user-friendly for an alpha release

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3 stars

"Cloud Connect is a must but not present on the alpha"

July 13, 2012  |  By robertoandrade

 |  Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.2.2.110

Pros

Its good fun to see the product working as well as it does on Windows

Cons

but for true testing I need either access to installing my own apks or having the CloudConnect feature.

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3 stars

"Works very well, but crowd your desktop/launchpad"

July 11, 2012  |  By teixeiras

 |  Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.2.2.110

Pros

Very Fast

Make an android application feels like home.

Cons

Small number of applications by default.

Each android application installed on bluestack it create a new entrance at Launchpad. And create a new Shortcut group on Dock, and add the application on Dock, and add on top bar.... Every place will have a mark from the software.

Summary

The application works very well, but I had to uninstall it to recovery my uncrowded and organized desktop/Launcpad.

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1 stars

"Crash and Burns Immediately on Use"

June 28, 2012  |  By gregorysreid

 |  Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.2.1.17

Pros

There are probably some advantages, but since it crashes immediately I can't get to them

Cons

See the Pro section, above.

Summary

This Bluestacks application downloaded and installed just fine. It came with a small set of apps (e.g. Facebook). Immediately when opening any of the apps, the Bluestacks App Player crashes on the Mac. On all of the apps...

Save your time. I am going to wait for a 'real' release. This one is a '0.x' version so no surprise that it doesn't work at all.

Bluestacks a great idea, but so was the cold fusion nuclear reactor... LOL

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Bluestacks
Publisher web site http://BlueStacks.com
Release Date December 06, 2013
Date Added December 06, 2013
Version 0.3.6
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 115.55MB
File Name BlueStacks_AppPlayer-Beta.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 99,074
Downloads Last Week 1,956
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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