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BlueStacks Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to BlueStacks for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 18 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to BlueStacks are Genymotion, MEmu, Droid4X and Andy.

BlueStacks alternatives are mainly Android Emulators but may also be Virtualization Tools or Operating Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of BlueStacks.
This page was last updated Mar 17, 2022
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows

BlueStacks runs Android OS and apps on Windows PCs with instant switch between Android and Windows - no reboot is required....

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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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    clac

    It's easy to use and very fast. I tried many emulators and nox is the best for now.

    Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago
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    5

    It's lighter than BlueStacks and provides the same quality graphics for games.

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
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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

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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    5

    Nox works on Mac OS X, while BlueStacks' mac edition is outdated, bugged and forsaken.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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    0

    Installed Nox to play a GPU demanding game, Endless Frontier, and it rocks!

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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    -1
    Xiaomei

    It's more stable and faster than Bluestacks. Like the macro recording and skin-changing feature.

    Positive comment almost 5 years ago
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    2

    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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  2. Genymotion

    • 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.

    Genymotion vs BlueStacks opinions
    Most users think Genymotion is a great alternative to BlueStacks.

    It actually works on Linux

    Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago
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    stef_granger

    both are android emulater

    Top positive comment  over 6 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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    0

    Impossible to launch Play Store Games (ARM Design can do it, not x86)

    Negative comment over 1 year ago
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    0

    It gives a nice experience to the users

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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    -6


  3. MEmu

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Comparing to other Android emulators, MEmu provides the highest performance and greatest compatibility. It runs on nearly all Windows devices (PC, notebook, 2-in-1 devices, tablets).

    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.

    MEmu vs BlueStacks opinions
    Almost everyone thinks MEmu is a great alternative to BlueStacks.
    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 5 years ago
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    hande

    very easy to use, and fast running apps and games like clash royale

    Top positive comment  over 4 years ago
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    -2

    If you download the offline installer, there's no bundleware. It's fast,too!

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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    -1

    Light, easy to use and multi functional

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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    1

    faster than bluestacks and less laggy

    Positive comment almost 5 years ago
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    -2
  4. 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.

    Droid4X vs BlueStacks opinions
    Most users think Droid4X is a great alternative to BlueStacks.

    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 7 years ago
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    -1

    it is the best alternative i like it

    Positive comment over 6 years ago
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    -2
  5. Andy

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    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: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

    Some users think Andy is a great alternative to BlueStacks, some don't.


  6. Appetize.io

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Stream iOS Simulators & Android Emulators in the Browser.

    Most users think Appetize.io is a great alternative to BlueStacks.
  7. YouWave

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Runs Android apps and app stores on your PC, no phone required.

    Most users think YouWave is a great alternative to BlueStacks.
  8. LDPlayer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    LDPlayer,The best android emulator for windows. Free download it to play android games & android apps on PC. Be stabilization, fluent, perfect compatibility. LDPlayer is a free Android emulator for PC users playing Android games easily on Windows. Based on Android 5.1.

  9. KOPLAYER

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.
  10. LeapDroid

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    LeapDroid is an Android emulator. It runs the whole Android system inside Windows using state-of-the-art virtual machine technologies. Leapdroid immediately turns a PC into a very powerful Android tablet.

    Discontinued

    LeapDroid was discontinued on November 4th, 2016 because the developers joined Google. The official site - including downloads of the installer - has been archived by Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20161016120642/http:/www.leapdroid.com/

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