How to manually install Android apps and games on BlueStacks app

Say you have successfully installed BlueStacks app on PC or Mac and now you want to start playing Android games on PC/Mac or install Android app apk on PC.

On the home page, BlueStacks has provided list of top and popular apps and games. If the games or apps you are looking for appears on the home page, you can select it to install. (Read: The list of  apps and games supported by BlueStacks app) Next, BlueStacks will direct you to download the games or apps from Play Store. Then, install the apps or games similar to the way you download it from your Android devices.  The download process will take some time. Please be patient.


Click the icon on the home page to play the Android games on you PC/Mac. The Android games and apps will run smoothly just like when you play it on your Android devices, but it has bigger screen which is more comfortable for your eyes.

However, what if your favorite games or apps aren’t on the list. Is it able for us to install the apps or games on BlueStacks app? The answer is You absolutely CAN. You can install apps and games that are not on the list. One example is Viber for PC. It’s not on the list because Google has restricted all video downloader app on Play Store.

How to Download and Install Android apps on BlueStacks

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To be able to install games and apps manually on BlueStacks app, there are two ways you can follow.

#Step 1

1. Download the apk of games or apps you want to install from internet. You can Google it yourself.
2. Right click on the games and apps apk installer and choose ‘Open with BlueStacks APK Installer‘.

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BlueStacks app will open and proceed to install your Android games or apps automatically. Play your Android games or apps on PC/Mac when the install has done.

#Step 2

1. Download the apk of games or apps you want to install from internet. You can Google it yourself.
2. Open BlueStacks app.
3. Click Apk on the left section and browse the Android games and apps apk installer you’ve just downloaded.

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4. Click the apk offline installer to start install it on BlueStacks app.

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5. Done!

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Now you can enjoy playing Android games and apps on your Mac/PC through BlueStacks App Player. If you have problem in installing the Android games and apps, don’t hesitate to leave a comment on the comment box. Happy playing!