How to download and play Android Games/Apps on PC Windows XP/7/8/Mac

By | February 10, 2014

Hello Friends, I hope all of you are doing fine and today I’m going to explain to you some of the easy ways to download, install and play any Android game app on your PC. All of these methods are tried and tested and will help you use your favourite games or apps on the bigger screen of your laptop or PC. Now a days there are so many games available free on Android OS but they have some limitations while playing them on smartphones. First of all you have a small screen and secondly all you can do is tap on the screen for using any feature. But if you install that game/app on PC you get a bigger screen and better controls using scroll buttons and mouse. So without wasting any time further let us proceed to know various ways to play your favourite android game on your PC.Play Android Games Apps on PC

Play using Bluestacks Android emulator on PC windows XP/7/8/Mac

In some of my previous posts on “How to play Candy Crush Saga on PC” and “How to play Temple Run 2 on PC” I discussed about bluestacks android emulator and it’s use to install apk files on PC/Laptop. Emulator is basically a medium which translates apk files to your PC or you may say it installs apk files on itself and act as a sort of Android OS. You just simply need to download and install the Bluestacks emulator on your windows PC or Mac.

Just visit this link to download the compatible version of Bluestacks on your PC and then install it. Keep in mind that your PC should have a minimum of 2GB of RAM in order to use bluestacks player.

After you have successfully installed the bluestacks emulator just serach your favourite game in its’s search bar. When the game icon appears click on the install button besides it. You may also get apk yourself from anywhere on your PC. Now double click on it and them open it with bluestacks player. Now it will be installed on your bluestacks player and you are ready to play your favorite android game on your PC!

Play using Youwave on PC windows XP/Vista/7/8

Youwave also gets installed on your windows PC and lets you install your favourite android game app on it. However Youwave is a paid software and you need to pay $14.99 for basic version and $19.99 for the Home version. Similar to the bluestacks player you need to search for your game app and click install.

Click here to download Youwave player.

Play using Android SDK on PC windows XP/7/8/Linux/Mac

This is official developer tool for android developers and it can also be used as emulator to test any game app. You simply need to download it on your machine and load any apk file and SDK’s emulator will let you play any android game. You may use this link to download the android developer SDK.AndroidSDK

Play using live android LiveCD on your PC

Live Android LiveCD is a android virtualization tool. LiveAndroid lets you download a LiveCD disc image of the Google Android operating system. Just burn the image to a disc, stick it in a CD-ROM drive, and reboot your computer and you can check out Android without installing it or affecting any files on your PC.

If you don’t want to reboot your PC then you may use the disc image in a virtualization application like VirtualBox, VMWare or Microsoft Virtual PC and play your favourite android game on your PC.

You may read more about it here.