BlueStacks is an American technology company that produces the BlueStacks App Player and other cloud-based cross-platform products. The BlueStacks App Player is designed to enable Android applications to run on PCs running Microsoft Windows and Apple’s macOS. The company was founded in 2009 by Jay Vaishnav, Suman Saraf, and Rosen Sharma, former CTO at McAfee and a board member of Cloud.com.
The company was announced May 25, 2011, at the Citrix Synergy conference in San Francisco. Citrix CEO Mark Templeton demonstrated an early version of BlueStacks onstage and announced that the companies had formed a partnership. The public alpha version of App Player was launched on October 11, 2011. App Player exited beta on June 7, 2014. On July 23, 2014 Samsung announced it had invested in BlueStacks. This brought total outside investment in BlueStacks to $26 million.
How it all began
The seeds of the idea were sown on a family trip when the daughter of one of our founding members wished if she could play her mobile games on her dad’s laptop
The Initial Years
It was the year 2011. Our founding members crossed paths in the Silicon Valley and they came together to develop a downloadable software that would provide users a ‘virtual Android experience’ on Windows PCs and Macs. BlueStacks was launched as a cross-app player platform with a three-member team.
Where We are Today
Today, BlueStacks is one of the most recognized tech brands in the industry and has a team of over 300 people spread across the globe. The app player has evolved to become the top Android gaming platform for PC, trusted by over 500 million+ gamers in 200+ international locations. Some of the world’s top game developers leverage our platform to promote their games.
Improve your aim and reaction time with the keyboard, mouse.
Move your hero freely or cast different skills with your mouse and keyboard.
Play multiple games simultaneously.
Replicate actions in multiple instances in real-time.
Record and replay actions with a single keypress.
Optimize PC usage when running multiple instances.
Play any Android game in your local language.
Lock/ free cursor automatically in shooting games.
Reroll faster with multiple instances.
Sleek Look, Powerful Engine
We can’t skip over the fact that BlueStacks looks fresh. Entirely designed to make players’ life easier, the emulator offers intuitive access to any feature you might need. The home screen is where you’ll find all of your installed applications. At the bottom, the Camera, Browser, Android Settings, Media Manager and Help sections are neatly grouped under the More Apps button. You can even edit the skin and wallpaper to something that reflects your personality.
System requirements for BlueStacks 4
Minimum system requirements
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 and above.
Processor: Intel or AMD Processor.
RAM: Your PC must have at least 2GB of RAM. (Note that having 2GB or more disk space is not a substitute for RAM)
HDD: 5GB Free Disk Space.
You must be an Administrator on your PC.
Up to date graphics drivers from Microsoft or the chipset vendor.
BlueStacks 4 will work on systems that fulfill the minimum systems requirements.
However, for a superior gaming experience, Recommended System Requirements are mentioned below.
The App Player, software that virtualizes an Android OS, can be downloaded in versions for Windows 10 and macOS. The software’s basic features are free to download and use. Advanced optional features require a paid monthly subscription. The company claims the App Player can run 1.5 million Android apps as of November 2019. As of February 2021, BlueStacks have been downloaded over 1 billion times and has more than 500 million users. App Player features mouse, keyboard, and external touchpad controls.