BlueStacks App Player Goes into Beta, Lets You Run Thousands of Android Apps on Your Mac!

Posted in Apple News, Apps on 31/12/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


Earlier this year, we wrote about a new virtualization app called BlueStacks, which allows users to run Android apps on a Mac. The initial alpha released in June only featured support for 17 apps – but as  VentureBeat notes, the app has now entered beta, and includes support for every current app on the Google Play store.

The app is getting a lot of attention, as it is the first virtualization app of its kind – although for anyone but a developer, it’s extremely questionable just how useful the ability to run a mobile app on a desktop Mac or PC could really be. At any rate, if you’d like to give it a spin, a free download of the beta is available on the BlueStacks website.

Let us know if you try it out, and what you think!


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.