BlueStacks: new version 2024

BlueStacks: new version BlueStacks allows you to run more than 2 million Android apps on your PC. The PC has more powerful hardware than the phone, a bigger screen, accurate mouse aiming (which is important in shooters, and games are not interrupted by incoming calls). On a PC, Android applications open faster, there is a multitasking mode. Thanks to powerful graphics cards, users enjoy top-notch visual effects. Best of all, you can download Bluestacks on PC for free.

About BlueStacks

BlueStacks App Player is the brainchild of the company with the same name from the United States. The first version of the program appeared in October 2011, and later the application was updated several times. The development is managed by Rosen Sharma, formerly the CTO of McAfee Corp.

The emulator is used to run Android apps on Windows PC and Mac. Bluestacks App Player program is compatible with all applications from the online store Google Play.

The creators of the emulator are official partners of most phone software developers, so when opening a mobile application on your computer, users can not be afraid of having their account blocked due to unauthorized interference with the program.

Latest version

The latest version of BlueStacks 5 was released on February 15, 2021. The advantages of the updated emulator are fast startup, simple interface, high frame rate (FPS), reduced memory consumption. Also, some functions necessary during long gaming sessions were added.

BlueStacks: new version 2024

Version 5 has 40% faster installation and setup and 40% less RAM consumption.

Previous versions

The first version of BlueStacks was released on October 11, 2011. A version for devices with the macOS operating system became available on July 27, 2012.

BlueStacks 2 is the second version for Windows and macOS computers, released in December 2015. Users were able to open multiple Android apps simultaneously.

BlueStacks TV (BTV) is the 2016 version with integration. The program allows you to broadcast gameplay on Twitch.

BlueStacks 3 is an emulator released in the summer of 2017. The program got an improved interface with an account system.

BlueStacks 3N is able to applications designed for the mobile OS Android 7. All other emulators could only play applications for Android 4.4 (KitKat).

BlueStacks 4 is a relatively new version of the emulator. It has a slick interface, and allows you to work with applications 6-8 times faster than when using a phone.

Features and capabilities

Bluestacks allows you to open all the applications from the Google Play Store, but primarily the program is designed for gamers. Key features of the emulator:

  • You can use the standard keyboard and mouse settings or change them. You can import and export control schemes. Gamepad can be connected to the emulator.
  • Multi-window mode. Several active game windows can be opened on the computer screen. Eco mode is available to improve PC performance when running more than two apps.
  • Synchronization of open windows. The action performed in the main window can be duplicated in 2 more windows. This option allows you to quickly level up multiple accounts in the same game.
  • Automatic translation. Some games and programs are only available in a foreign language. BlueStacks can automatically translate them.
  • Change frame rate (FPS). Emulator can set high frame rate for shooters and games with fast-changing locations. With the new settings the image on the screen will become perfectly clear.
  • Creating and running scripts. In some games you often have to perform the same actions. In Bluestacks you can save scripts (series of actions). You only need to press one button to activate a script.
  • MOBA mode. When this mode is activated, the user controls the game character only with the computer mouse, which is more accurate and precise.

In addition to the basic functions, Bluestacks has additional options: for screen capture, cleaning the hard drive and optimizing the operating system.

System requirements

The developers of BlueStacks release new versions of the emulator for Windows and Mac computers every few years. The system requirements in all cases are relatively high.

The minimum requirements for Windows PC:

  • Windows 7 and higher;
  • 2 GB of RAM;
  • at least 5 GB of disk space;
  • Intel or AMD processor;
  • Administrator rights.

Minimum requirements for Mac:

  • macOS Sierra operating system or higher;
  • at least 4 GB of RAM;
  • 4 GB of free disk space;
  • administrator rights;
  • emulator does not yet support the new Apple Silicon processor.

Before installing Bluestack, it is recommended to update video card drivers.

Users should note that Bluestack Android emulator for PC is incompatible with BitDefender antivirus. Antivirus software of this brand should be disabled or removed from the device before installing the emulation software.

Download BlueStacks

All versions of the emulator are distributed free of charge. On our website you can download BlueStacks on your laptop or desktop, just select the desired operating system.

For Windows 11, 10, 7

Before downloading the emulator, make sure that your computer meets the system requirements of the program.

BlueStacks latest version

In 2024, a new version of BlueStacks was released. There are 2 installation options to choose from:

  • Online – the installation file downloads almost instantly – its size is just under 1 MB. Click on it to start the installation process. During installation the program will download its components from the Internet, so you must have a stable connection.
  • Offline – fully assembled installation package, which is downloaded in full and installed on your computer without requiring an Internet connection.
ApplicationOSApp VersionAndroid VersionFile SizeInstallationDownload
BlueStacks 5Windows 11, 10, 8, 75.9.300.101432bit, Nougat 7.1*0.78 MBOnline installerDownload
BlueStacks 5 Hyper-VWindows 11, 10, 8, 75.9.300.101464bit, Nougat 7.1**0.78 MBOnline installerDownload
BlueStacks 5Windows 11, 10, 8, 75.9.300.101464bit, Nougat 7.1 Pie 9.0***0.78 MBOnline installerDownload
BlueStacks 5Windows 11, 10, 8,, Nougat 7.1*487.30 MBOffline installerDownload
BlueStacks 5 Hyper-VWindows 11, 10, 8,, Nougat 7.1**693.32 MBOffline installerDownload
BlueStacks 5Windows 11, 10, 8,, Nougat 7.1 Pie 9.0***1.64 GBOffline installerDownload
BlueStacks 5macOS5.3.10.1001Offline installerSoon

Differences in Android versions

* – 32bit, Nougat 7.1. You can play 32-bit games on it, such as Free Fire and Call of Duty: Mobile.

** – 64bit, Nougat 7.1. It allows you to play 64-bit games such as Teamfight Tactics.

*** – 64bit, Nougat 7.1 Pie 9.0. Allows you to use apps that only run on Android 8 or Android 9, such as Genshin Impact and NFS Heat Studio.

BlueStacks older versions

If you want to install a previous version of BlueStacks for some reason, the installation files are collected in the table.

ApplicationOSApp VersionAndroid VersionFile SizeInstallationDownload
BlueStacks 4Windows 11, 10, 8,, Nougat 7.1*1.18 MBOnline installerDownload
BlueStacks 4Windows 11, 10, 8,, Nougat 7.1**1.19 MBOnline installerDownload
BlueStacks 4 Hyper-VWindows 11,, Nougat 7.1**1.19 MBOnline installerDownload
BlueStacks 4Windows 11, 10, 8,, Nougat 7.1*528.91 MB
524.72 MB
Offline installerDownload 64 bit
Download 32 bit
BlueStacks 4Windows 11, 10, 8,, Nougat 7.1**682.83 MBOffline installerDownload
BlueStacks 4 Hyper-VWindows 11,, Nougat 7.1**657.31 MBOffline installerDownload
BlueStacks 3NWindows 10, 8,, Nougat 7.1*415.44 MBOffline installerDownload
BlueStacks 4macOS4.270.1.2803682.86 MBOffline installerDownload

Differences in Android versions

* – 32bit, Nougat 7.1. It is possible to play 32-bit games (Free Fire, Rise of Kingdoms, Among Us, etc.).

** – 64bit, Nougat 7.1. Allows you to play 64-bit games such as Teamfight Tactics, Rangers of Oblivion, Tera Hero.

For Mac

The procedure for downloading the emulator to macOS computers is pretty much the same as for Windows devices.


BlueStacks installation

Once the download of the emulator is complete, you can proceed to install the program. To do this:

  • Open the folder where the BlueStacks installer package is stored.

installation bluestacks

  • Run the installation file.
  • Press the “Install Now” button in the installation wizard.

installation bluestacks

  • Wait for the process to complete.

Getting started

To add Android apps to the emulator, the user needs to create a Google account, then log in to the Google Play Store under his or her account.

create a Google account Bluestacks

Open the emulator and sign in or create a new account if you don’t have any:

  • On the main page of the program, find the Play Store shortcut.
  • Click on the shortcut twice with the left mouse button.
  • In the new window, click on the “Sign in” button.
  • On the next page, enter your Google account username and password.
  • Click the “Next” button.
  • Read the terms of use.
  • If you agree with the terms of use, click on “Accept”.
  • Select whether you want to save application backups to disk.

After the above steps, the Google Play Store will open. On the store pages, find the app you want, double-click on its name, and click “Install”. After the installation is complete, a shortcut to launch the application will appear on the emulator main page.

bluestacks google play

Some users want to change screen, graphics, or performance settings. You can adjust the settings in the “Menu” tab. On all emulator pages this tab is located in the upper right corner.


When starting the emulator, the user sees a desktop with many settings.

Interface BlueStacks

Let’s list the main elements of Bluestacks:

  • The Menu tab is the three bars in the upper right corner. In the menu the user can change screen settings, control schemes, graphics core modes, number of CPU and RAM.
  • Home and Recent Apps buttons. Located in the upper left corner. When you click on the first button (the icon in the form of a house), the user returns to the home page. When you go to the “Recent apps” tab, a person sees all the apps he or she has recently opened.
  • Play Store shortcut. Located in the center of the Bluestacks desktop. After clicking on the shortcut, the user enters his Google Play account and can download new applications.
  • Program shortcuts. Next to the Play Store icon on the desktop displays all installed applications. Click on the program shortcut to launch it.

The right pane contains useful buttons: windows and macro manager, screenshots, volume, installing APKs from third-party sources, media files, Eco mode.

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