With more than 2.5 billion active users, Android is the most used operating system in the world . And it is that 7 out of 10 people have a device that uses this technology, which from my point of view is a success since it is quite stable and versatile, as well as having great support from the community. The problem is that technology is taking giant steps and it is possible that you have invested money in a Smartphone to realize that after a few months you need to update it or buy a new one because it has literally become obsolete and some applications and games could not be compatible. Luckily, there are emulators like Nox App Player that allow us tocreate a test environment based on Android directly on the desktop of our PC . In this way we can install Android games and applications in Windows 10 . However, there are many users who complain that Nox App Player is very difficult to implement, it is not very stable, and some even comment that it installs third-party applications that some antivirus detect as a false positive . Due to this, in MrAppsGeek we have put ourselves “hands on” and we are going to talk about Bluestacks , an Android simulator that will allow you to run applications and games of this operating system in a Windows environment.very easily, stay until the end to know how to configure it.

What is BlueStacks and what is it for?

BlueStacks is a US company which is in charge of creating the BlueStacks App Player program . Thanks to this application we can install Android applications on Windows and MAC.

It’s a virus ?

No, it is not a virus , yes, many users complain that they have had problems installing this program. This is because they have not downloaded it from its official page , many people in a hurry download the portable version of Bluestacks which does not exist and carries viruses . Always download the programs from the official pages to avoid this type of problem. In fact, some very famous media in Spanish have dedicated extensive BlueStacks tutorials to it, you just have to do an Internet search:

  1. Digital media of great reputation and authority such as “MrAppsGeek” or “Xataka” .
  2. They have made tutorials about BlueStacks , praising the tool.

Is it legal?

Yes, Bluestacks is a program that allows you to run Android applications on another system like MAC or Windows so it is completely legal.

Is free ?

Yes, there is no cost.

What are the minimum requirements for BlueStacks?

According to the official Bluestacks page, the minimum requirements would be the following:

  • Operating system:     Windows
  • Processor: Intel and AMD processor.
  • RAM: Your PC must have at least 2 GB of RAM. (Note that having 2 GB or more of disk space is not a substitute for RAM)
  • HDD: 4GB disk space
  • You must be an administrator on your PC
  • Up-to-date graphics drivers from Microsoft or the chipset vendor

How to Install BlueStacks 4 Step By Step? 2023

To install BlueStacks 4, the first thing you must be clear about is that you always do it from its official page . I ALWAYS insist , since THERE IS NO PORTABLE VERSION of BLUESTACKS , these “portable versions” apart from not working, they carry viruses.

Download BlueStacks 4 For Windows 10 Free 2023

You can download Bluestacks 4 for free directly from its official page through the following link:

Once inside the page we will click where it says “Download Bluestacks” and the application launcher will be downloaded.

Then we must execute the file and the BlueStacks 4 installation menu will open in which we can choose the installation path. Once we have everything ready, we will click on “Install Now” .

How to configure BlueStacks in Windows 10, 8 and 7 2023

Once the installation is finished, we must click on “Login” to use our Google Play account.

By logging in with our account we can use the games we have in the cloud directly on our PC thanks to BlueStacks.

On the next screen we must do the following:

  1. We put our mail linked to Play Store .
  2. We click on “Next” .

The procedure is the same as if you were registering on a new phone or tablet.

  1. Finally, we only have to search for the games in the search engine or directly in the direct access of the Play Store.
  2. We click on “Install” and wait for the game to install.

Once it is installed, we will be able to play any game or access any application directly from a shortcut on our desktop.

How To Make BlueStacks Faster 2023

It is possible that in low-end equipment it does not go as smoothly as you would like and you wonder how to make Bluestacks go faster . Well, for this we must do the following:

  1. We enter the “Settings” .
  2. In the pop-up window we click on the first tab in “Viewer” .

In “Viewer” we can choose the screen resolution and pixel density (if we put everything to a minimum it will improve performance).

In the next section in “Engine” we will choose the following:

  1. OpenGL.
  2. disabled.
  1. In Performance we will put 4 cores (remember that a Smartphone with 4 cores will be more fluid than one with 2 cores ).
  2. In FPS if we have a low-end PC we can lower it to 20 or 30 images per second .
  3. Finally we click on “Save” .

BlueStacks 4 Is Slow How Do I Fix It ? 2023

If after all these configurations Bluestacks is slow, you can always activate Intel Virtualization Technology in Windows 10 here we explain how to do it. To do this, we must enter the BIOS of our PC at startup by pressing “F8” or “F12” (Depending on the computer) and activate the “Intel Virtualization Technology” function in the BIOS.

Finally, here is a video about how you can activate this process in the BIO of the PC easily and quickly .

If you still have questions about how to configure Bluestacks 4 on Windows , you can always leave me a comment, I will try to answer as soon as possible. Do not forget to share this article if it has been of interest to you, that would help me a lot to continue making more tutorials like this one…