Via BlueStacks you can run Android apps on your PC. We help you on your way. We will explain how to install the software, how to transfer Android apps from your Android smartphone, and how to get them running on a system with Windows.

Because smartphones and tablets are being used more and more often, dependence on certain apps also increases. Whether it is an addictive game, a handy price checker or a good contact manager; The limitations of smartphone and tablet designs mean that app developers must come up with creative ways to present and approach data.

Unfortunately, most apps developed for smartphones and tablets are not available for the PC. Some apps allow you to synchronize your favorites or other personal data with a mother application on the PC, but apps and their PC equivalents are never the same.

Android apps will not notice a difference
Fortunately, start-up BlueStacks recently released an alpha version of what the company calls an app-player, with which users can install Android apps directly or transfer them from their Android running smartphone or tablet. The BlueStacks App Player runs a version of Android in a virtualized environment on the PC, so the app 'thinks' that it is active on a mobile device. Below we explain how you get this working.

Using the BlueStacks App it is self-explanatory, but there are a few points of interest when transferring a mobile app to the PC. But we will come back to that later. In order to install the BlueStacks App, you will have to download it first from the BlueStacks website. Start the installation program and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. Remember that the App Player is still in an early development phase, so you can expect some performance problems.

When the app is installed, you will see a short video about the operation of the app and the most important functionalities will be introduced. The video does not show all the functions, but is definitely worth a look at to find your way through the program.

Create a free account for more apps
As soon as the BlueStacks App Player is installed, you can immediately get started with some pre-installed apps or download an app via the 'Get more apps' button. To access those downloadable apps, you will need to create a free BlueStacks account with an email address or a Facebook account.

The real magic starts with Cloud Connect, which allows you to send Android apps from your Android device to your PC via the cloud. To start with this, you need a BlueStack PIN number. You get this when you register your free account with the App Player. In order to transfer applications to your PC, you will have to search for BlueStacks Cloud Connect in the Android Market on your device. Download and install this small app of 420KB.

With the app installed, you can send any app installed on your device to your PC and add it to your App Player via the aforementioned 'Get more apps' button. The apps from your mobile device are in this case added to the BlueStacks cloud service.

When you start Cloud Connect on your Android device, you can specify which apps you want to send to your PC. Then click on the 'Sync' button at the top of the interface, and you will see that you can now add them to your PC. For more tips at appscharger.

Restart the App Player when synchronization does not work
Be aware that the App Player does not synchronize properly when the application is open on your PC and the Cloud Connect app uploads mobile data. We noticed during the testing of the application that restarting the App Player is the solution.

Once your apps have been uploaded and the App Player indicates that they are available, you can add them to your PC via 'Get More Apps' by clicking 'Cloud Connect' in this submenu. In the next screen you see all the apps that have been sent from your mobile device.

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Misty Jhones