This post discusses how to set up, set up, and use the BlueStacks Android emulator on macOS. These directions apply to macOS 10.12 and above, however BlueStacks recommends 10.13 or newer for the very best experience. Some instructions just refer to macOS 11 Big Sur, as it is harder to get BlueStacks up and running on Big Sur than earlier versions of macOS.
How to Get BlueStacks on Mac
Here’s how to get and install BlueStacks on your Mac:
Update macOS if it isn’t fully updated.
If you do not have the most recent variation of macOS and either can’t or do not want to update, ensure that your variation has the latest updates set up to have the very best opportunity of BlueStacks working.
Get BlueStacks for macOS.
When the download surfaces, open the
Double click the
If prompted for permission to open the installer, click
If prompted, enter your macOS username and password and click
If you are presented with a System Extension Blocked popup, click
You can also proceed by clicking
On the General tab of the Security & Privacy window, look for “System software application from designer “Oracle America, Inc.” was obstructed from loading” and click
You may need to click the
You won’t need to reboot at this moment if you have macOS 10.15 Catalina or earlier. If you have macOS 11 Big Sur and don’t see this message, you will require to reboot manually.
If you see a “BlueStacks interrupted restart” message, click
The Restart button will appear in the same place you saw the Allow button earlier.
Wait for your Mac to restart. When it finishes, BlueStacks will be ready to use.
How to Use BlueStacks on Mac
When you have successfully installed BlueStacks on your Mac, you can use it in similar way you would a real Android device. Instead of tapping icons and buttons, you use your trackpad or mouse to click them. You visit with a Google account to access the Google Play Store similar to a genuine Android device, and you’ll have access to any Android apps you have actually acquired or downloaded on Android gadgets in the past.
Here’s how to utilize BlueStacks on your Mac:
Depending on the efficiency of your Mac, it may take a while for BlueStacks to load.
Enter the e-mail address that you utilize with your Google account, or develop a new account if you do not have one yet, then click
Enter your Google account password and click
You can also use the App Center tab to discover apps, but you don’t need to.
Once you find an app you want, click
When the app finishes downloading, click
BlueStacks will immediately change into picture orientation for video games that need it. You can use apps as you would on an Android gadget, other than you will utilize your touchpad or mouse to click instead of tapping with your finger.
If you launch multiple apps, they’ll all be accessible via the
From the desktop, tap the
From the app drawer, you can quickly access all of your apps, the
BlueStacks provides the same system settings as an actual Android device.
By default, BlueStacks also includes the Chrome web browser, which works like Chrome on an Android device.
Select a phone from the dropdown list if the default Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus isn’t working for you.
Why Use BlueStacks on Your Mac?
BlueStacks is a complimentary Android emulator that deals with both Windows and macOS. If you have a Mac and do not have any Android devices, this is the best way to gain access to Android-only apps. It’s likewise great for video gaming if you have an older Android device or a budget plan handset and a more effective Mac, as you’ll find that Android games carry out effectively on many Mac hardware.
In cases where a video game doesn’t have a native Mac variation, BlueStacks also provides you with a way to play those games. For example, an emulator like BlueStacks is the only method to play Among Us on an Intel Mac.
What if BlueStacks Won’t Work on Mac?
If you’re having trouble installing BlueStacks on your Mac try upgrading macOS. BlueStacks typically won’t work if macOS isn’t completely updated. BlueStacks recommend using macOS 10.13 or more recent; versions older than 10.12 don’t support BlueStacks at all. If you don’t upgrade, you will not be able to run BlueStacks.