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BlueStacks Reviews4.240.0

13 November 2020

Run Android applications on your Mac.

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jamesdoster
12 February 2020
Version: 4.140.13

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Usually I use this on a PC, happen to have a macbook pro to work with and I thought, hey I'll install bluestacks on it so I can access my home security (Ring \ Petcube cams) and keep them up without draining my battery. This has to be the worst install experience I've seen in a long time (including custom configurations in linux) so much for "mac just works" sure, if you're doing piddly crap from the store. anyway, had to go in and turn on 3 or 4 security options, none of which were simple "click link and accept prompt" these were "dig and find what it's asking for, unlock, give it password, relock" Reading here, I don't think anyone's actually gotten it to work. I followed other reviewer's suggestions and uninstalled it. I guess I'll just have to keep my trusty lenovo tablet for Android apps.
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Pfackelmann
12 November 2020
Version: 4.240.0
4 updates ago I could use BlueStacks. Since then I can't even install it. The advise on https://support.bluestacks.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000736632 doesn't give a solution. MacMini OS 10.14.6
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abdullahbusari1
09 November 2020
Version: 4.230.10
bleustacks is probbibly safe for your pc but its not safe from your gmail account. someone got in my account and i reliseed it 3 days later. he got all my info and my data but i dont think he did something whit it. but anywayes its not save. verry bad. i you want to install the app juse a save pc or laptop (not yours ) and make a new gmail for savety
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mikesmarine
09 September 2020
Version: 4.210.0
They subscription bombed my email address. Complete scumbags. Getting over 500 B.S. emails a day with no way to stop it. Ive had the address for 15 years and now i have to kill it. I only wish i could find one of these people. DO NOT DOWNLOAD BLUESTACKS.
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5
katrinjascha
01 September 2020
Version: 4.210.0
Ich finde es gut und hab keine Beschwerden es kommt zwar manchmal werbung aber auch nur im ladescreen :D
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Bousozoku
10 July 2020
Version: 4.210.0
BlueStacks has the ability to run Android-based apps but I really wasn't sure that it would be safe. Handheld operating systems are often a good target. I always used Bitdefender on my Android phone and tablet. I wanted to run a few light games, since macOS Catalina is so light on any games. Even the light games that used to run are few. They could probably be updated and re-built, but who would invest the time? Bluestacks works decently, and to a certain extent Google Play Games protects you from bad games. The problem I've found is that it keeps two cores working, plus my dedicated graphics hardware, and it's been to 104 degrees C. I'm using a mid-2012 MacBook Pro with GeForce 650M, 512 MB graphics RAM. It works slightly better than the original Nexus 7 tablet but not as good as the 2nd generation Nexus 7 tablet. Hopefully, it improves.
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Isaa
01 July 2020
Version: 4.160.10
I got BlueStacks on my macOS and I can't use it because it asks for an update, and every time i try to update my mac says the update is not supported, uninstall the previous version, reboot your system and install again. I tried doing that 5 or 6 times, and it never worked, and I thought there would be a button to skip the update or something, but there's not. I'm really sad I can't use BlueStacks on my new mac, because I used it a lot on my pc.
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workoutbina
16 April 2020
Version: 4.160.10
I got it to work on my mac. I followed these steps: https://support.bluestacks.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000736632-How-can-I-Install-and-launch-BlueStacks-on-Mac-OS- I have Macbook pro 2015 and i use MacOS Catalina.
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rsedwards1-1
19 March 2020
Version: 4.160.10
i did not get blue stacks to work on my new mackbook pro either
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jamesdoster
12 February 2020
Version: 4.140.13
Usually I use this on a PC, happen to have a macbook pro to work with and I thought, hey I'll install bluestacks on it so I can access my home security (Ring \ Petcube cams) and keep them up without draining my battery. This has to be the worst install experience I've seen in a long time (including custom configurations in linux) so much for "mac just works" sure, if you're doing piddly crap from the store. anyway, had to go in and turn on 3 or 4 security options, none of which were simple "click link and accept prompt" these were "dig and find what it's asking for, unlock, give it password, relock" Reading here, I don't think anyone's actually gotten it to work. I followed other reviewer's suggestions and uninstalled it. I guess I'll just have to keep my trusty lenovo tablet for Android apps.
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mikeb900
10 January 2020
Version: 4.140.12
Well unfortunately it seems my Mac is too old so as a result I can’t run bluestacks. Bluestacks won’t run on the version of last software that Apple support so sadly won’t work.
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James
06 October 2019
Version: 4.130.1
Tried multiple times to install with the latest version from their website. Will not install properly as MacOS thinks it is corrupt. Overrode by installing as Root User. Crashes on launch. This used to work but no longer seems to. Suggest not wasting your time with the current version but waiting for an announcement of a new release after Oct 6, 2019 if there ever is one.
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lugagu
16 August 2019
Version: 4.110.0
I am using High Sierra and the application is always "Starting the Engine". It doesn't work fine. Don't waste your time.
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0.5
Starman535
01 August 2019
Version: 4.110.0
This app never works, so I just deleted it. Its a real waste of time.
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alifarah427
31 December 2018
Version: 2.0.1
c keine Ahnung
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aquenoki
06 December 2018
Version: 2.0.1
Fantastic product. I didn't think I could ever achieve the level of lag and general non-compliance with a software that I had come to familiarize with my shotty android tablet. It being on my Mac and being even more difficult to download was a nice perk as well... after a lot of trial and error, troubleshooting, research on the new and "improved support" for Mac High Sierra; I had to go into system preferences, security and force allow the permission of this app. log in took a while, I thought "fine, I'm sure that's a one time thing as it's logging into my google account," but even thereafter the apps were just as long-loading, buggy and with all the lag and unexpected errors I had come to endear while playing on my droid device. TL;DR: If you're doing this to transfer clash Royale from a nonfunctioning droid to iOS, do this once and only once to log into facebook and then save the hard drive space and uninstall Bluestacks
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iGMX
08 November 2018
Version: 2.0.1
Not worth the trouble. Even on an i7 MBP, Bluestacks is slow and buggy. I can't believe they even market this to play games with. It just amplifies the performance problems and general lag inherent in Android.
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2.5
jagonzalezh9
02 September 2018
Version: 2.0.0
well
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gumbini
19 August 2018
Version: 2.0.0
worst thing i ever seen
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0.5
Starman535
12 July 2018
Version: 2.0.0
This app stinks, Tried to install ATT/Uverse app, and everytime it launches, it immediately crashes when you try to select a channel to watch. I have OS 10.13.6, (latest)
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5
diltajkhan123
23 June 2018
Version: 2.0.0
i . m be thank full
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3.5
steven_colins
20 May 2018
Version: 2.0.0
I need bluestack to be install on my mac desktop
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4.5
tannabusch
23 February 2018
Version: 0.9.30
Good app. Used it to play some android games.
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0.5
daniele-ghedini
20 February 2018
Version: 0.9.30
È UNA FREGATURA, NON FUNZIONA
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anitramarchand
14 February 2018
Version: 0.9.30
great idea. but it hangs a lot
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0.5
MichelInDaHouse
01 January 2018
Version: 0.9.30
Another failed Android emulator (Andy also does not install on High Sierra) - waste of time and effort :(((
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Eebee
27 December 2017
Version: 0.9.30
impossible to install under High Sierra. BlueStacks says they no longer support Mac versions since as they put it: 'the number of Windows users is so much higher...'
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holabisi46
21 December 2017
Version: 0.9.30
Great
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3.5
mcleanscott9498
25 January 2017
Version: 0.9.30
Hi Have an iMac version 10.12, I've installed blue stacks and when i open Mobdro, click on sports channel it quits Mobdro and goes back to blue stacks with no error commands at all....if anyone can help, thank you
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Vyjvyjvhj
27 September 2016
Version: 0.9.30
fine but slow
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4.5
jalboukhari
11 September 2016
Version: 0.9.30
I think that this program is good
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theelevan
13 July 2016
Version: 0.9.30
When I'm using Mobdro on an imac, the gray shadowy bar at the top of the screen that says the name of the show on the left and has the resizing button on the right does not go away. When using an andriod device, it disappears when you touch the screen. I'll give this an easy 4 stars if someone can help me get rid of it. Thanks.
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alloysiustristan
13 July 2016
Version: 0.9.30
i downloaded bluestacks on mac but i try to run it usuallyPlease login with an administrator account and try again..pls how do i go about with this?
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janmourik46
05 July 2016
Version: 0.9.30
Keyboard settings are not same as MAC, can't find the @ button
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mariannebarmakellis
26 March 2016
Version: 0.9.21
I need help.. i think I might have downloaded the wrong blue stacks (not for mac) because whenever I want to chose a picture from my laptop it says that the 'windows' can't proceed! please help????
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2.5
Lookky
16 October 2015
Version: 0.9.21
Some games don't work at all ie: "The Simpsons Tapped Out" I definitely recommend Andy OS very stable
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1.5
mjroxasyumyumyum
22 July 2015
Version: 0.9.21
why I cant find clash of clans in my bluestacks? i used mac os x. please someone help me
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adamsanto
13 July 2015
Version: 0.9.21
Great update. works beautifully on Yosemite. I used the previous version of Bluestacks which hadn't been updated in years and over time it became unusable; it would crash often, hang and eventually it would not allow me to even search for apps/games.

I resorted to a Windows VM, to run bluestacks to emulate android. Nightmare. I've only had the new update a few days, but I noticed a difference right away. The install is relatively quick, but the app itself is fast, responsive and just flat out works. That seems to be rare these days. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making this available for mac.
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5
gregory-halgas
20 April 2015
Version: 0.3.6.102
Vainglory om mac
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georgeman
13 April 2015
Version: 0.3.6.102
Great!
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5
charlie-bennett49
13 April 2015
Version: 0.3.6.102
SO so much better than the other crap out there. Good Good Good! Keep it going!
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5
Jake-Dodger
13 April 2015
Version: 0.3.6.102
Been using this for several months now. A bit resource-heavy but gets the job done when I'm trying to play Clash of Clans on my Mac (which is awesome btw). To the BlueStacks people - we want Showbox! Works on my friend's BlueStacks but flickers on my Macbook Air.
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5
Nevermore84
13 April 2015
Version: 0.3.6.102
Any program that lets me play my favorite phone games at work is alright with me. Bluestacks rocks.
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mattchurchill
13 April 2015
Version: 0.3.6.102
Thanks to BlueStacks, I can go hammer and tongs on Tinder while at work without anyone knowing what I'm up to! Looking forward to the latest version.
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danny-dhillon
13 April 2015
Version: 0.3.6.102
Whaat, where did this come from? Love this app. Good stuff!! Gimme more, BlueStacks!
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JohnnotJon
13 April 2015
Version: 0.3.6.102
Was looking for a way to run WhatsApp on my Mac and this is it. Better than Keanu Reeves in John Wick. Really awesome. Now if they can just make my Mac run faster...
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yyarovoy88
13 April 2015
Version: 0.3.6.102
This application lets me play Clash of Clans all day at work. It's really awesome. Can't wait for an updated version!
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a-singh142
13 April 2015
Version: 0.3.6.102
Sweet, now I can get games on Mac!
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Lawrence-in-Victoria-BC
17 January 2015
Version: 0.3.6.102
Sorry - my ratings were accidental. (Would be nice if MacUpdate had a Cancel button!)
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SaeedMI467
18 September 2014
Version: 0.3.6.102
Best Software
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Cowicide
24 July 2014
Version: 0.3.6.102
Aside from the other major issue I brought up below, I've noticed they don't update this thing for Mac at all. It's an afterthought for the Mac apparently and they even admit it within their own FAQ: " ... Why Has The Mac OS X Version Not Been Updated? Several MacOS X users have pointed out that our investments in the Windows version greatly exceed those for the MacOS X version. We can only apologize to you for our lack of support for the Mac platform. We do care about people who are using our Mac software. However, the growth in the number of Windows users has surpassed all expectations and it has indeed become a primary focus for our product organization, which has growing in a very measured way, unlike the explosive growth of our installed base. Thank you for your consideration, understanding and support. We do appreciate it very much. ... " Also, I haven't been able to copy and paste text between Bluestacks and my Mac which makes it pretty useless for a lot of apps unfortunately. Does anyone know of an alternative to Bluestacks? I'd love to find one that works properly and keeps up with Mac development. I wonder how long before this becomes abandonware for Mac.
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