How to install BlueStacks Apk?

BlueStacks App Player designed and developed on patented “LayerCake Technology”, This magical and high performing BlueStacks Android emulator which bridges the mobile and desktop by allowing users to run their favorite Android games on pc to experience big-screen fun on their Windows or macOS Pcs.  Some people need it as an Android emulator device while professional developers use it for testing apps and playing games.

However, after download Bluestack, you will only be able to gain access to the software. All the games and apps will not be installed in it by default. You need to search for the apps which you want and install on your Android device. Just like a new smartphone, only the default apps will be installed on Bluestacks.

BlueStacks Apk Installation method

There are two different methods using which one can install the APK file of any particular app or game which is compatible with the Bluestacks App. The steps involved in both methods are very much different from one another. Hence, you must understand each step thoroughly before executing it. So, please read this article very carefully.

Before you continue with any of the method listed below, make sure that you have Bluestacks installed on your PC/laptop.

BlueStacks Apk installation

Method 1

Step 1- Launch the Bluestacks Android emulator on your PC/laptop and click on the Google Play Store icon which is installed by default on Bluestacks.

Step 2- A search bar will appear on your screen. Type in the name of the app whose APK you wish to install on Bluestacks.


Step 3- A list of related results to the name which you have entered in the search bar will appear. Choose the appropriate result and click on the ‘Install‘ option to initiate the downloading that APK on Bluestacks App. Once the APK is successfully downloaded, it will automatically get installed. You can start using it ASAP.

Method 2

Step 1- Search and download the APK file which you wish to install in Bluestack from the internet.

Step 2- Now, launch Bluestacks on your PC. Click on the APK button which you will find on the sidebar.

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Step 3- A dialog box will appear on your screen. Use this box to navigate to the location where you have downloaded the APK file.

Step 4- Once you find the APK file, click on it and then, click on ‘Open’ to install the APK file in Bluestacks. You can also drag and drop the APK file on the screen of the app to begin its installation.

Method 3

Step 1- Search and download the APK file which you wish to install in Bluestacks App Player from the internet.

Step 2- Now, go to the location where you have downloaded your APK file. Now, right-click on it.

Step 3- Then, select ‘Open with‘ from the drop-down box and click on ‘Bluestacks‘ to install the APK file in Bluestacks.

Once the APK installs successfully, you can use the app whenever you wish. A shortcut icon will appear on the home screen of Bluestacks. And another icon will appear on the menu. Double-click on either of the icons to launch the installed app using Bluestacks on your PC/laptop.

BlueStacks App Player Verdict

These were the methods using which you can download and install APK files in Bluestacks App Player. Either of these methods will definitely allow you to install APK files in Bluestacks. If you have any queries regarding the steps and methods mentioned above or if you have any other better method, then please let us know about it in the comments section below. You can also check the comparison of BlueStacks App with Nox Player Emulator.


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