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    BlueStacks Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to BlueStacks for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Nox App Player, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 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 Genymotion (Free Personal), Andy (Free), Appetize.io (Freemium) and KOPLAYER (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Mar 17, 2022
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    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
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    1. Nox App Player: The best Android emulator leading in technology and performance. A free tool for users to enjoy the numerous Android games and apps from their desktop with ease.

      Bundleware

      The emulator automatically installs sponsored Android apps together with yours

      Nox App Player vs BlueStacks opinions
      Most users think Nox App Player is a great alternative to 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 3 years ago

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

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      Nox works on Mac OS X, while BlueStacks' mac edition is outdated, bugged and forsaken.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

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      Installed Nox to play a GPU demanding game, Endless Frontier, and it rocks!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      -1
      Xiaomei It's more stable and faster than Bluestacks. Like the macro recording and skin-changing feature.
      Positive comment over 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 5 years ago

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      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 5 years ago

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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android Studio
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      Genymotion is an Android emulator for building and testing great Android apps. It’s fast, simple and powerful.
      Genymotion vs BlueStacks opinions
      Most users think Genymotion is a great alternative to BlueStacks.
      stef_granger both are android emulater
      Top positive comment  over 6 years ago

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      It actually works on Linux
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      It has a complicated yet similar design like bluestacks but has lesser abilities in managing apps compared to bluestacks
      Top negative comment  about 5 years ago

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      Impossible to launch Play Store Games (ARM Design can do it, not x86)
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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

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      Andy breaks down the barrier between desktop and mobile computing, while keeping a user up to date with the latest Android OS feature upgrades.

      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

      Some users think Andy is a great alternative to BlueStacks, some don't.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
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      Stream iOS Simulators & Android Emulators in the Browser.
      Most users think Appetize.io is a great alternative to BlueStacks.
    2. KOPLAYER is a free android emulator for Windows and Mac which can help you run Android games & apps on your Windows PC. KOPLAYER commits itself to bringing you the best playing experience for games, with more than one million supported apps.
      Most users think KOPLAYER is a great alternative to BlueStacks.


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      • Windows
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      Xamarin Android Player has deep integration with Visual Studio and Xamarin Studio and a native user interface on both Mac & Windows.

      Discontinued

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

      Most users think Xamarin Android Player is a great alternative to BlueStacks.
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