BlueStacks App Player 4 is a popular software virtualization tool for running Android apps and games on desktop and laptop computers. It was founded in 2011 to bring an Android gaming experience to your PCs. BlueStacks is one of the most used Android emulators that has over 300 million users worldwide.
BlueStacks’ Layercake technology allows its users to run Android applications on a Windows system. After installing BlueStacks on your system, you can download and install Android apps and games directly without using your phone. Or you can start immediately by using some of its pre-installed apps and games.
Using this Android emulator, all Android apps, including games and software, will run in a window or fullscreen mode. BlueStacks allows Android apps to appear in either icon form on your desktop or within your Android environment.
BlueStacks comes free but with a little disadvantage — sponsored advertisements within apps. If you hate it, then have a little patience with adverts that could appear from time to time while using it. To get rid of adverts, you should pay a premium subscription.
Having a premium subscription disables all advertisements of sponsored apps and games on BlueStacks. As a bonus, it provides syncing capabilities and gives you access to a premium priority support channel to report problems and receive resolutions.
- Fully customizable environment
- Multiple Android OS configurations
- Camera, multi-touch, and multi-sensor support
- Runs both x86 and ARM architecture apps
- Native Graphics Support
- Move files between Windows + Android
- Google Play integrated
- Play games on Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
- Hyper-G Graphics for uncompromising graphics
- AI-driven resource management for low-latency gaming
- Mouse + Keyboard Integration
- Microphone Integration
- Mobile/Desktop Sync
- Can open APK from Desktop
- Supports Android-on-TV
- Developer Test Support
- Full Product/IMEI Localization
|Date released||March 18, 2021|
|Developer||BlueStacks Systems, Inc.|
|File size||500+ MB|
|License model||Free (ad-supported)|
|Multilingual||Yes — English, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, German, Japanese|
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Summary of new features in BlueStacks 4
- High Performance like never before
- 6x faster performance than Samsung Galaxy S9+
- 8x faster performance than BlueStacks 3
- Simpler UI
- Use BlueStacks for playing or do more: The choice is yours
- Core game playing function as part of the main UI
- Add-on Features like BlueStacks Store, Quests, available at will, consume resources only once launched
- New and Improved Keymapping
- Manage key controls with the all-new Game Controls Window
- Key Controls divided into categories for easier navigation
- Play with default controls or create based on your own preference
- BlueStacks Multi-instance
- Playing multiple games from multiple Google Play Accounts at once
- Playing the same game from Multiple accounts
- Huge Potential for unlocking rewards in RPGs with Multi-instance
- BlueStacks Store and BlueStacks Points
- Earn BlueStacks Points by playing your favorite games on BlueStacks
- Get exciting items from the BlueStacks Store in exchange for BlueStacks Points
- Get access to the exclusive Pro Gamer Series of gaming tools
What’s new in BlueStacks 4.280
BlueStacks 4.280 Release Notes
1. You can now play ブルーアーカイブ (com.YostarJP.BlueArchive) without any game crashes. They can now only be found in history books.
2. Enter the fantastic world of AOD-龍神無双- (com.coc.jplh) where black screen, graphical and crash issues no longer exist!
3. Make new records in Churchill Solitaire Card Game (com.productiveedge.churchill) as it won’t crash after the opening film anymore. Time to make Winston proud!
4. Brace for a flawless gaming experience in 日向坂46とふしぎな図書室 (jp.co.sonymusic.game.hinatosho)!
5. You can now play ラストオリジン –次世代美少女×戦略RPG- (com.pig.laojp.aos) without a crash at launch. Fight for humanity in this epic RPG!
6. While playing Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade (com.lilithgame.roc.gp), you won’t see any pink patches in Ark of Osiris. Feast your eyes on a splendid gaming experience.
7. 프린세스 커넥트! Re:Dive (com.kakaogames.pcr) won’t show an error message and then crash at launch for you. Time to be the princess knight in shining armor!
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