All this without forgetting the aspect linked to the size of the screens. Smartphones do not offer large displays like those of PCs, and the need to hold them in your hands, often using the accelerometer, during gaming sessions is not the best of life. Here, therefore, comes to the rescue BlueStacks, the most popular emulator in the world, with a market share in the specific sector that touches 55%.
The first step is to download the latest version of BlueStacks for our operating system (be it Windows or MacOS). At this link you will find the official portal, just click on the "download BlueStacks" button to be redirected to the download page. The desktop OS is automatically recognized, so you end up using the latest software release.
We tested it on a PC with Windows 10. We therefore downloaded BlueStacks 3N, which allows you to emulate an Android environment based on Nougat. We purposely used a fairly dated computer, an 8-year-old Sony Vaio with some heat dissipation problems (Intel Core i5 M450 processor, 6 GB of DDR3 RAM, 500 GB of hard disk at 5.400 rpm), in order to to be able to test the fluidity of the software even on a not exactly recent machine.
Once the download is finished, you have to run the downloaded .exe file to make it appear the screen that allows you to start installing BlueStacks. At this point just click on the "Install Now" button and that's it. You do not need to perform any other operations to complete the software installation, you only need to wait for the end of the automatic procedure.
- Go to the official BlueStacks portal at this link. Click on the "download BlueStacks" button to start the download.
- Run the downloaded .exe file to start the installation of BlueStacks. When the screen shown in the image appears, click on the "Install Now" button and wait for the end of the procedure. The software will start automatically.
A jump in the Play Store directly from PC
Once the installation is finished, BlueStacks starts automatically. The screen that you find in front of you warns how the graphic engine of the software is being optimized in order to be able to "sew on" the specific hardware of the computer on which it is running. This is an operation that takes a few more minutes away only at the first start, but which is subsequently carried out quickly.
Since this is the first start, you are catapulted into what, in fact, represents the configuration procedure of any Android device. After selecting the system language (there is obviously also Italian), access to your Google account is requested. The graphics are exactly that of Nougat, which makes it extremely intuitive right from the start.
Log in to your Google account it is an essential operation to be able to use the Play Store through BlueStacks, and therefore directly on the PC. Once the configuration is complete, you find yourself on the software homepage, which represents a sort of direct link to the application store of the Mountain View company.