How to Download and Install Android Apps for PC? (2016)

Android Apps for PC: If you love playing games on your Android device and you are wondering if it’s possible to download them on your computer as well, then you will be happy to hear that it’s possible to do that. With the help of an emulator like BlueStacks, you can download your favorite Android apps and games on your computer within minutes.

There are many popular games on the Google Play Store that require you to have a high-end smartphone with advanced specs. Not everyone owns a powerful device and that makes it tough for you to enjoy the games that you want to.

However, with BlueStacks, you can not only download and install any game you want from Google Play Store, but also play them on your computer or laptop without ever experiencing lag or getting stuck. In this article, we are going to show you the steps you need to follow to download any app or game you want on your computer from Google Play Store using BlueStacks 2 emulator.

Prerequisite:

This section will allow you to understand the components you need to run the Android apps and games smoothly on your computer and not get any error while you are using them.

To get the best results, make sure that you have a Windows computer with at least 4 GB of RAM, HD graphics driver, full HD display and a minimum of 5-10 GB of free storage in C Drive. If you have these specifications on your computer, then you will be able to install and run BlueStacks 2 emulator without any issues.

Also, while you are following the steps, keep your Internet connection active during the entire process to avoid any issues.

Steps to Download Android Apps for PC

The steps that I am about to mention are same for any app you want to install. All you need to do is search for the name of the app or game that you want to download on your computer and everything else remains the same. So let’s get started with the installation process!

  • The first thing that you need to do is download BlueStacks emulator, if you haven’t done it already.
  • Once the setup file is saved on your PC, install the emulator.
  • When you open BlueStacks app player on your computer and complete the setup process, you will see a dashboard like in the image below.

android apps for pc bluestacks

  • You will see different sections on the dashboard featuring the trending and top apps on the dashboard.
  • There will be a search icon on the top-left corner.
  • Click on that Search icon to open the search screen.

search android apps on bluestacks

  • Type in the name of the app or game that you want to install on your computer and hit enter.
  • For example, we typed in “WhatsApp” in the search box to show you how it’s done.
  • When you hit the enter button, it will either take you to the search page on Google play Store where you will see all the results similar to your query; or it will take you directly to the app page.
  • In this case, BlueStacks redirected us directly to the WhatsApp page on Google Play Store in a new tab.

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  • Now, all you need to do is install the application.
  • To do that, click on the Install button on the page and a pop-up box will open.
  • This box will show you the list of all the permissions the app needs in order to install and function properly.

android apps games for pc

  • These permissions will differ for different apps and games, so make sure that you go through them properly.
  • You need to accept all these permissions to go ahead with the installation process.
  • Click on the Accept button to close the box, grant all the permission and the download process will begin automatically.

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Once the process is completed and all the required files are downloaded on your computer, then application or the game will be installed successfully. This is how you can install all the Android apps for PC using BlueStacks 2 emulator.

Install Android APK file With BlueStacks 2

There are times when certain apps or games aren’t available in Google Play Store. This is mostly because that particular app isn’t available in your country or it is removed from the store. In such cases, if you want to install those types of apps on your computer, then you will need to use an APK file and then install the Android apps for PC with BlueStacks emulator.

The steps to install Android APK file with BlueStacks 2 app player is pretty simple and doesn’t need effort from your part.

What will you need?

  • You will need to download and install BlueStacks 2 emulator on your computer.
  • You will also need the latest APK version of the app or game you want to install on your PC. (You can find the latest version of  several apps from this website)

Steps to Install Android APKs With BlueStacks

  • Launch BlueStacks on your computer.
  • Click on the APK button in the left-hand sidebar as shown in the below image.

install android apk with bluestacks

  • When you click on it, a window will pop-up.
  • Navigate to the folder where you have saved the APK file of the app or game that you want to install and select it.
  • The BlueStacks APK Handler tab will open which will install the application.

bluestacks apk installation

  • The app will now be successfully installed on BlueStacks.
  • You can now launch BlueStacks, navigate to the “All Apps” tab and select the app or game from there and start playing it on your computer.

Conclusion

This was the complete article and the steps that you need to follow to download the Android apps and games on PC using BlueStacks app player.

I hope that you were able to understand it properly and you don’t have any doubts about the installation process. If you liked the article, then make sure to share it with your friends as well so that they too can start playing Android games on their computers and laptops.

If you have any issues or doubts about the download process of Android apps for PC, then let us know by leaving a comment below.

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