BlueStacks Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to BlueStacks for Mac if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Mac alternative is Small Nox App Player iconNox App Player, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to BlueStacks and six of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to BlueStacks are Small Genymotion iconGenymotion (Free Personal), Small Andy iconAndy (Free), Small Appetize.io iconAppetize.io (Freemium) and Small KOPLAYER iconKOPLAYER (Free Personal).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 11, 2021

    • Nox APP Player aims to provide the best experience for users to play Android games and apps on PC. View 22 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
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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

      clac It's easy to use and very fast. I tried many emulators and nox is the best for now.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      Nox works on Mac OS X, while BlueStacks' mac edition is outdated, bugged and forsaken.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

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

      Xiaomei It's more stable and faster than Bluestacks. Like the macro recording and skin-changing feature.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      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

      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 about 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 21 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

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

      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

      Impossible to launch Play Store Games (ARM Design can do it, not x86)
      Negative comment 4 months ago

      It actually works on Linux
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago



    • 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 21 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

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
    • Stream iOS & Android Simulators in the Browser For embedding apps in websites, development, collaboration, testing and more View 28 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
    • KOPLAYER is a free android emulator for Windows and Mac which can help you run Android games & apps on your Windows PC. View 19 alternatives to KOPLAYER
      Most users think KOPLAYER is a great alternative to BlueStacks.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
    • Simulate, debug, demo or run Android apps in a fast and hassle-free environment. View 11 alternatives to Xamarin Android Player
      Most users think Xamarin Android Player is a great alternative to BlueStacks.

      Discontinued

      Latest update from Nov. 2015. See https://developer.xamarin.com/releases/android/android-player/

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
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