How to play Android games on PC

Android pc emulator

Emulators have managed to gain a large gap, all thanks to being able to play almost any title on a computer. Thanks to an emulator you can get to have any of the video games on your mobile phone and watch them in a higher resolution.

Thanks to these 9 emulators you will be able to play Android games on PC, requiring a minimum of hardware, is the case of BlueStacks, which requires a mid-high range computer. With the arrival of Windows 11, there will be integration of titles from Google's mobile operating system and without the need to install anything.

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BlueStacks

BlueStacks 5

It is one of the veteran applications when it comes to emulating Android games on PC, being the best solution, but also the one that consumes the most. Depending on the configuration of the PC it can be one of the best emulators, but if you want to enjoy the best experience, there are alternatives.

BlueStacks has mouse and keyboard mapping as long as it is used with video games, an adapted interface, it has a multi-window system and it allows you to play several titles at the same time. The application can often be downloaded with the game, giving users greater ease of installation

BlueStacks requirements are as follows on PC: Intel or AMD processor, at least 4 GB of RAM, 5 GB of hard disk space and Windows 10/11 as the operating system, also works on versions 7/8. It is recommended to have a powerful medium processor, at least 8 GB of RAM and a larger hard disk capacity.

Download: BlueStacks 5

ME Mu Play

memu play

Over time, it has gained its place when it comes to being used as an Android game emulator on PC, since it will not need great requirements when it comes to running games. It is designed for all those who want to be able to go from a small screen to a larger one and enjoy using a keyboard-mouse.

As with BlueStacks, MEmu will allow you to emulate applications outside of the available titles, but its greatest importance is to play video games smoothly. Just like BlueStacks, MEmu has multi-window to be able to run the titles separately and run more than one.

Among its requirements, MEmu Play requires the following points: Intel (x86) or AMD (x64) processor, minimum 2 GB of RAM, 2 GB of hard disk space, DirectX11 and Windows 7/8/10/11. It asks for much less than BlueStacks, offering a great simulation of Android platform games.

Download: ME Mu Play

Android Studio

Android Studio

It is intended for developers, although Android Studio gives the option of being able to play games of the operating system on PC, although it is a complex option. Its use is not very common, many millions of users prefer to install another application on their computer to open applications and video games.

It has a complete interface, allows you to create and develop applications and titles, is known as the go-to Google tool for any knowledgeable developer. It enters the list thanks to the fact that it can run any application or video game just by opening the file.

Download: Android Studio

KOlayer

KOlayer

It is one of the emulators that has matured over time when it comes to running all kinds of video games and Android applications on PC. KOPlayer is an interesting alternative, at the same time that it does not ask for many requirements when it comes to installing it and emulating everything on a PC.

Add support for hardware acceleration, It makes use of the OpenGL engine and is currently compatible with Windows along with Mac OS, although in the future it is not ruled out that it will reach other operating systems. KOPlayer has an attractive interface, in addition to being able to configure the keys to play.

Download: KOlayer

NoxPlayer

NoxPlayer

Talking about good emulators is talking about NoxPlayer. It is a powerful application for PC with which to move any type of application and game from Android to PC. The latest update has served to improve, the performance is outstanding and there are no errors when running it.

The configuration of NoxPlayer is one of its strong points, it also integrates a panel with which to put each key on the keyboard to be able to use it in video games. It usually boots quickly with all kinds of APKs, he even usually reads the damaged ones, something that makes him one of the best today.

NoxPlayer does not require a very powerful computer, since it asks for an Intel or AMD processor, at least 1 GB of RAM, 800 MB minimum of storage, Windows 7/8/10/11. DirectX in its latest version and OpenGL 2.0. The app takes up little space and the installer installs in two minutes.

Download: NoxPlayer

Gameloop

Gameloop

It is an emulator focused on the gamer public, so if your thing is to play, it is one of the best options on the table. GameLoop receives the support of Tencent, it is also known for being the official PUBG Mobile emulator, working perfectly with this title on PC.

It runs a large number of games, plus the requirements are on par with BlueStacks, it can be considered a great competitor for everything it offers. Among the GameLoop requirements, it asks for an Intel Corei 5/AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 8 GB of RAM, a storage space of at least 1-2 GB, NVIDIA GTX660 or AMD 7850 graphics card and Windows 7/8/10/11.

Download: Gameloop

Genymotion

Genymotion

It is quite popular despite being less known than BlueStacks or MEmu Play, even so over time it has managed to accumulate a large number of downloads. This PC emulator runs Google's operating system in the cloud, barely consuming the computer you connect to.

In addition to connecting to the cloud, you can run it from Windows, requiring a main base to work, which are the following requirements: Intel or AMD, 2 GB of RAM, 100 MB of hard disk space and Windows 7/8/10/11. It does not demand too much, it is best to choose to use it in the cloud.

Download: Genymotion

ARCHon

Archon

Installs as a Google Chrome extension, but works like any emulator of those mentioned so far. ARChon over time has been improving in a notorious way, emulating any type of application and game, it shows the basics and runs Android titles at a good speed.

Without leaving the browser, the user will be able to play titles like Among Us, Clash Royale, Geshin Impact, Mario Kart Tour, and many other video games. ARCHon is available in the GitHub repository and usually works perfectly on all operating systems, be it Windows, Mac Os or Linux.

Download: ARCHon

LDPlayer

LDPlayer

One of the emulators released to play is LDPlayer, known by many gamers today, being able to play games like Minecraft, Roblox, PUBG Mobile and Clash Royales, among others. Once you run it, it has the basics, showing its options, which are 100% configurable.

The keyboard and mouse are customizable, you can put all kinds of actions and, like other emulators, it is not one of those that require more hardware when it comes to working. LDPlayer asks to move smoothly the following requirements: Intel or AMD, 2 GB of RAM, 2 GB free storage, graphics card compatible with DirectX 11 and OpenGL 2.0.

Download: LDPlayer

Windows 11 compatibility with Android games

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Microsoft announced in January that Android applications would arrive in February through an update and is already starting to reach the stable version. The support is to see the Amazon App Store in the Microsoft Store, with this you will have access to a lot of applications and games.

Gradually it will reach other countries, for the moment it has reached the United States, it remains to be seen if this will take a few months before seeing it officially. Given the compatibility, Android games will not require an emulator, as long as access to the Amazon store is used.


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