BlueStacks Alternatives for Linux

    BlueStacks is not available for Linux but there are a few alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative 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 four of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to BlueStacks are Genymotion (Free Personal), Anbox (Free, Open Source) and (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 15, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • VirtualBox
      • Self-Hosted
      • VMware Workstation
      • VMware Player
      This is a project to port Android open source project to x86 platform, formerly known as "patch hosting for Android x86 support". The original plan is to host different patches for Android x86 support from open source community.
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      Android-x86 vs BlueStacks opinions
      Some users think Android-x86 is a great alternative to BlueStacks, some don't.
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      instal bluestacks for linux
      Top positive comment  about 6 years ago

      laribA Not an Android emulator, but a port of Android for x86 or x86_64 systems as an OS.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

      It's a standalone operating system, not an emulator
      Negative comment 11 months ago

      It works in a virtual machine, but its very slow because its not hardware accelerated.
      Negative comment 12 months ago

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

      Android X86 isnt an emulator, its an operating system.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      Android-x86 is not emulated. It requires setting up virtual OS [or wiping device] and installing Android-x86 it as the base OS.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android Studio
      • Eclipse
      Genymotion is an Android emulator for building and testing great Android apps. It’s fast, simple and powerful. It offers 20 pre-configured devices and you can create your own custom ones. [Genymotion Personal Edition is available free for personal use only at...
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      Genymotion vs BlueStacks opinions
      Most users think Genymotion is a great alternative to BlueStacks.
      stef_granger both are android emulater
      Top positive comment  almost 6 years ago

      It actually works on Linux
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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

      Impossible to launch Play Store Games (ARM Design can do it, not x86)
      Negative comment 9 months ago

      It gives a nice experience to the users
      Positive comment about 4 years ago


    1. 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.
      Anbox vs BlueStacks opinions
      Most users think Anbox is a great alternative to BlueStacks.
      only one thet is an actuall free emulator (android-x86 isnt even an emulator).
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      Only available using Snap
      Negative comment 11 months ago

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Stream iOS Simulators & Android Emulators in the Browser.
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      Most users think is a great alternative to BlueStacks.
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