BlueStacks has always offered some of the easiest ways to run Android apps on your PC, and now Mac users too are getting access to the software. BlueStacks has now officially released its Mac version of its Android App Player, after an alpha version was shortly available in 2012. The service was previously available for Windows users only.


According to the company, the software has been downloaded already around 90 million times, and this number will obviously increase now that Mac owners can make use of the App Player, as well. BlueStacks Principal Software Architect David Reese said the following:

Mac OS is a top notch platform and we worked hard to take advantage of everything it has to offer. From pinch to zoom on the trackpad to its retina display we optimized for everything.

BlueStacks can run x86-based and ARM-based apps, comes with support for Android TV apps, and also lets users share files and content from desktop to mobile. The software also supports the trackpad and Retina display on Macs, but also allows the use of the microphone, sensor and camera. Of course, it ensures that Mac’s native graphics are being put to good use when it comes to more advanced games. Luckily, the most recent OS X ‘El Capitan’ version also comes with improvements for better gaming.

Being optimized for the Mac trackpad, BlueStacks supports pinching to zoom in and out, as well as swiping gestures; all this is going to improve especially your gaming experience but also to allow for easier control of various apps. Furthermore, it also supports a full-screen view, which is an awesome feature that will let you enjoy all those awesome games.


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