Here is how to install and play Android apps and games on Mac (via the free Bluestacks player)
The Bluestacks app player has been around for quite a while on Windows, and it does one simple thing: allow you to use/play Android apps and games on your desktop easily. Now, the Bluestacks app player has finally arrived to the Mac, giving users in the Apple ecosystem the capability to run any app of the millions available on the Google Play Store.
This final version of Bluestacks for Mac comes after an alpha version of the application has been available for several years now.
The most impressive feature of Bluestacks for Mac is how well the app is optimized for the Mac trackpad. It supports pinching to zoom in and out, as well as the swiping gestures.
"Mac OS is a top notch platform and we worked hard to take advantage of everything it has to offer," said BlueStacks Principal Software Architect David Reese. "From pinch to zoom on the trackpad to its retina display we optimized for everything."
Bluestacks can run ARM-based applications with supports for Android TV apps, as well as regular Google Play releases. Downloading and using apps happen via the same familiar Google Play interface. The app also supports a full-screen view so that you can get fully immersed in the game that you are playing.
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