Bluestacks is an Android emulator which allows its users to run Android apps and games on a Windows Computers. Some people need it as a temporary Android device while some use it for testing apps and playing games. However, on downloading Bluestacks, you will only be able to gain access to the software. All the games and apps will not be installed in it by default. You need to search for the apps which you want and install it on your Android device. Just like a new smartphone, only the default apps will be installed on Bluestacks.

There are two different methods using which one can install the APK file of any particular app or game which is compatible with Bluestacks. The steps involved in both the methods are very much different from one another. Hence, you must understand each step thoroughly before executing it. So, please read this article very carefully.

Note: Before you start with any of the method listed below, make sure that you have Bluestacks installed on your Windows device. If not, first download Bluestacks on your PC/laptop from here.

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Installing APK in BlueStacks App Player

Method 1

Step 1- Launch the Bluestacks Android emulator on your PC/laptop and click on the Google Play Store icon which is installed by default on Bluestacks.

Step 2- A search bar will appear on your screen. Type in the name of the app whose APK you wish to install in Bluestacks.

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Step 3- A list of related results to the name which you have entered in the search bar will appear. Choose the appropriate result and click on ‘Install‘ option to initiate the downloading that APK on Bluestacks. Once the apk is successfully downloaded, it will automatically get installed; you can start using it ASAP.

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Method 2

Step 1- Search and download the APK file which you wish to install in Bluestacks from the internet.

Step 2- Now, launch Bluestacks on your PC and click on the APK button which you will find on the sidebar.

installing apk in bluestacks

Step 3- A dialog box will appear on your screen. Use this box to navigate to the location where you have downloaded the APK file.

Step 4- Once you find the APK file, click on it and then, click on ‘Open’ to install the APK file in Bluestacks. You can also drag and drop the APK file on the screen of Bluestacks to begin its installation.

One can also use this method to install APK files in Bluestacks.

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Method 3

Step 1- Search and download the APK file which you wish to install in Bluestacks from the internet.

Step 2- Now, go to the location where you have downloaded your APK file and right-click on it.

Step 3- Then, select ‘Open with‘ from the drop-down box and click on ‘Bluestacks‘ to install the APK file in Bluestacks.

Once the APK is installed successfully, you can use the app whenever you wish. A shortcut icon will be generated on the home screen of Bluestacks, and another icon will be created in the menu. Double-click on either of the icons to launch the installed app using Bluestacks on your PC/laptop.

Final Thoughts

These were the methods using which you can download and install APK files in Bluestacks. Either of these methods will definitely allow you to install APK files in Bluestacks. If you have any queries regarding the steps and methods mentioned above or if you have any other better method, then please let us know about it in the comments section below.

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