BlueStacks, an Android App player, which allows users to run Android apps on their PCs. When it was newly launched, it was a craze among users, but it fades away gradually by time as BlueStacks only houses very few Android apps to enjoy and the same goes for the BlueStacks Android App channel. To enjoy more Android apps on BlueStacks and Android like experience, you may find this tutorial useful.
How To Install Android App(.apk) Files In BlueStacks?
- First of all, if you are not having BlueStacks Android App player at your hands, download BlueStacks.
- Now we need Android App(.apk) direct file, Android Market wouldn’t provide you the direct .apk files(you need a Google Account and an Android Smartphone to download from there), but there are few other resources from where you can download the direct .apk(Android App extension) files. My favorite spot for direct .apk files is Freeware Lovers Android or GetJar, download some Android App files to test.
- I assume that by now, BlueStacks is installed on your Windows PC. Right Click the .apk Android file, you downloaded in the previous step. Open With>>Choose default program.
- Now, browse to C:Program FilesBlueStacksHD-Android Apk Handler Application Program. Click on OK.
- Check “Always use the selected program to open this file kind of file“. From now onwards, you just have to double click the Android app(.apk) direct files to install it in BlueStacks.
- Android app will begin it’s installation. Once installed, it will show you the confirmation message.
- Now, launch BlueStacks from the Desktop icon, there you’ll see the newly installed Android app(.apk) files in the menu. Click to open and enjoy the Android App on BlueStacks.
- Please note, some Android apps you may not be able to install and enjoy in BlueStacks. You may be prompted by this message, as per now, BlueStacks doesn’t support binary translation(Guys at the XDA Forums said).
So now enjoy outside Android apps(.apk) files in BlueStacks. Do let us know how it works out for you.