BlueStacks X lets you play Android games in a browser on Mac and iPad

BlueStacks X lets you play Android games in a browser on Mac and iPad


BlueStacks X brings Android games to your browser
More than 200 titles are currently available.
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BlueStacks, the company behind the popular Android emulator for Windows, just launched a cloud-based Android game player that works inside your browser on Mac, Windows, iPad, and almost any other device.

Simply sign into BlueStacks X and you can instantly access a catalog of titles that are ready to play in just one click (or tap). There are more than 200 games available right now, and BlueStacks says it will add more every week.

BlueStacks X brings Android games to everything

The desktop version of BlueStacks is probably the best way to emulate Android on a PC, but it’s not perfect. The latest version only works on Windows, and it requires powerful hardware for a smooth experience.

With BlueStacks X, you don’t need to worry about any of that. It all runs in the cloud, so the hardware is taken care of for you, and it’s compatible with all modern browsers on almost any platform — including Apple devices.

To get started, you simply need to visit the BlueStacks X website and sign in using your existing Google, Facebook, or Discord account. You can then select one of the more than 200 games available and start playing right away.

BlueStacks X supports cross-platform play, so you can enjoy multiplayer titles with others on any operating system, and you can connect a Bluetooth controller to play supported games if you prefer.

A work in progress

Some of the titles already available on BlueStacks X include Raid: Shadow Legends, Disney Sorcerers Arena, and Looney Tunes World of Mayhem. BlueStacks says that more will be added every week.

The selection is limited right now because, as with all cloud-based gaming services, streaming isn’t as simple as running the software natively. But with more than 200 titles already available, it’s not a bad start.

BlueStacks X is currently in beta and free to enjoy as much as you like.


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