Free BlueStacks Alternatives

    The best free alternative to BlueStacks is Android-x86, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to BlueStacks and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to BlueStacks are Nox App Player (Free), Genymotion (Free Personal), MEmu (Free) and Droid4X (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 11, 2021

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • VirtualBox
    • Self-Hosted
    • VMware Workstation
    • Android Studio
    • Eclipse
    • VMware Player
    • iPhone

    Features

    • Lightweight
    • Virtualization
    • Integrated Android Emulator
    • Android Development
    • Emulation
    • Run Android Apps on Desktop
    • Share Videos
    • Skinnable
    • Unified inbox
    • IPAM
    • Workflow Automation
    • Ad-free
    • Fullscreen support
    • Gaming Mode
    • HTC Vive Support
    • Inbuilt root Access
    • Linux
    • Live Preview
    • Multi System Emulator

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    • This is a project to port Android open source project to x86 platform, formerly known as "patch hosting for Android x86 support". View 31 alternatives to Android-x86
      Some users think Android-x86 is a great alternative to BlueStacks, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • VirtualBox
      • Self-Hosted
      • VMware Workstation
      • VMware Player
      Android-x86 vs BlueStacks
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      Excellent: it's much faster than Bluestacks but it hasn't as much compatibility
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

      -6
      moji You can have newer version of android but with less built-in capabilities to communicate with windows along side in comparison to bluestack.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      -6
      Android-x86 isn't an Android emulator. It is an port of Android for x86 unlike BlueStacks.
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

      59
      It's a standalone operating system, not an emulator
      Negative comment 7 months ago

      0
      It works in a virtual machine, but its very slow because its not hardware accelerated.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

      0
      laribA Not an Android emulator, but a port of Android for x86 or x86_64 systems as an OS.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      21
      It is not an android emulator.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      0
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    • Nox APP Player aims to provide the best experience for users to play Android games and apps on PC. View 20 alternatives to Nox App Player
      Most users think Nox App Player is a great alternative to BlueStacks.

      Bundleware

      The emulator automatically installs sponsored Android apps together with yours

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Nox App Player vs BlueStacks
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      It is actually faster than bluestacks on my mac. The phone controls e.g. change in volume etc. were very easy to use
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

      4
      clac It's easy to use and very fast. I tried many emulators and nox is the best for now.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

      4
      Nox works on Mac OS X, while BlueStacks' mac edition is outdated, bugged and forsaken.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      0
      Installed Nox to play a GPU demanding game, Endless Frontier, and it rocks!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      -1
      Xiaomei It's more stable and faster than Bluestacks. Like the macro recording and skin-changing feature.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      1
      It's free, faster, has less lag, a bunch of advanced feature Bluestacks doesn't have (macro, device recorder, roots enabling,...) and you don't have to download troublesome apps like Bluestacks. Might be complicated at first but I totally recommend it
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      2
      brunofin It's light and free, not filled with bloatware, doesn't force you installation of apps to keep using it for free and doesn't feel like adware. Great software, I use it for Google Play Music on my PC.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    • Genymotion is an Android emulator for building and testing great Android apps. It’s fast, simple and powerful. View 20 alternatives to Genymotion
      Most users think Genymotion is a great alternative to BlueStacks.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android Studio
      • Eclipse
      Genymotion vs BlueStacks
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It gives a nice experience to the users
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      -6
      stef_granger both are android emulater
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

      0
      It has a complicated yet similar design like bluestacks but has lesser abilities in managing apps compared to bluestacks
      Top negative comment  about 4 years ago

      0
      Impossible to launch Play Store Games (ARM Design can do it, not x86)
      Negative comment 5 months ago

      0
      It actually works on Linux
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      0
    • MEmu is a brand new Android emulator that brings fun of the Android experience to all Microsoft Windows devices. View 20 alternatives to MEmu
      Almost everyone thinks MEmu is a great alternative to BlueStacks.

      Warning

      MEmu Installer is being flagged by many antivirus as a malware, risktool, adware...
      See in VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/7118658d9177d2462aaa5aa3b43aa4663629a494a3af50944fa98a321885851c/detection

      Bundleware

      Attempts to install Avast Antivirus, can be declined.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      MEmu vs BlueStacks
      pros, cons and recent comments
      If you download the offline installer, there's no bundleware. It's fast,too!
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      -1
      frenchiveruti To keep my review short, it includes root functionality, no bloatware, free, fast to start, and also the lightest of all the ones that run on Windows. Even more, you can change the "device model" and processor virtualization literally increases the performance a lot.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      2
      Light, easy to use and multi functional
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      1
      hande very easy to use, and fast running apps and games like clash royale
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      -2
      faster than bluestacks and less laggy
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      -2
    • Droid4x is Android simulator, which is good in aspects of performance, user experience, compatibility and gaming controllability. Making millions of mobile games and apps as desktop experience. View 14 alternatives to Droid4X
      Most users think Droid4X is a great alternative to BlueStacks.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Droid4X vs BlueStacks
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Once one gets past the Chinese characters it easily does what is says. It uses less space than Blue Stacks. When you turn it off it goes off. Blue stacks leaves many processes running on the home computer...
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

      -1
      it is the best alternative i like it
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      -2


    • Andy breaks down the barrier between desktop and mobile computing, while keeping a user up to date with the latest Android OS feature upgrades. View 19 alternatives to Andy
      Some users think Andy is a great alternative to BlueStacks, some don't.

      Warning

      Andy OS reportedly installs a GPU Miner together with the Android emulator

      Bundleware

      The installer may contain adwares. Be careful during the installation: Forum

      No screenshots yet
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
    • Anbox puts Android into a container and every Android application will be integrated with your operating system. Any Android version is suitable for this approach and try to keep up with the latest version from the Android Open Source Project. View 18 alternatives to Anbox
      Most users think Anbox is a great alternative to BlueStacks.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Anbox vs BlueStacks
      pros, cons and recent comments
      only one thet is an actuall free emulator (android-x86 isnt even an emulator).
      Positive comment 7 months ago

      -1
      Only available using Snap
      Negative comment 7 months ago

      0
    • Stream iOS & Android Simulators in the Browser For embedding apps in websites, development, collaboration, testing and more View 26 alternatives to Appetize.io
      Most users think Appetize.io is a great alternative to BlueStacks.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
    • Runs Android apps and app stores on your PC, no phone requiredDownload thousands of apps online via app stores within youwaveHigh performance - The fastest way to run... View 13 alternatives to YouWave
      Most users think YouWave is a great alternative to BlueStacks.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
    • LDPlayer,The best android emulator for windows. Free download it to play android games & android apps on PC. Be stabilization, fluent, perfect compatibility. View 9 alternatives to LDPlayer
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
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