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How to start Android app on PC and Mac

How to start Android app on PC and Mac

Android app on Pc

You own an Android smartphone and use useful apps for your work on it, but obviously the smartphone screen is too small to allow you to work on it properly. The ideal would be to have the same smartphone app even for computers, but this is not always possible. Have you ever wondered if it is possible to use the applications of your Android smartphone / tablet also on your computer? If you've asked yourself more than once, start by telling yourself that not only is it possible, but to do so you can also use various methods.

How to start Android app on PC and Mac

In this article we will explain how, not only possible, but also easy launch Android app on PC Windows but also Mac simply thanks to an extension of the Chrome browser. You can really jump for joy, because with this method you will have solved a huge problem, that is, to be able to work on the smartphone app from the comfort of your computer. Surely your productivity will be greater for the benefit of your shorter time of use and for less visual effort.

To use this simple method, you will need to use Chrome as your browser on your computer. If you have not yet installed it, you can do it now from this link. The Chrome extension I'm talking about is called ARC Welder and you can download it from this link:


Install Android apps with ARC Welder

Once this extension is installed, you can immediately start using your favorite Android apps on your computer. It is important that you know that Android applications can be started not by a kind of Play Store offered by the extension itself (ARC Welder), but you can start Android apps on Pc from the relevant .apk file.

ARC Welder

A .apk file basically an Android Package file, the preferred alternative by Google to contain the files necessary for starting applications, different from the format previously used to start them (.jar).


To download the .apk file of your favorite applications, just go to Google and type "application name. apk", where obviously instead of "application name" you will put the name of the app you want to start up on your PC with ARC Welder. Or there are special sites that allow you to download the .apk files of many applications, one of all APKMirror accessible from here: link.

Once you have downloaded the .apk file, you are ready to use the respective application on your PC. To do this it will be sufficient to start the ARC Welder extension from this link or by running this path: Settings Men> Other Tools> Extensions> ARC Welder.

ARC Welder

Once the extension has started, you can use any Android application from your PC. To do that, just click on Add your APK. Then search for the .apk file you just downloaded and click You open. Wait for it to load and then set the settings as you prefer. I usually imposed Portrait, Phone, Yes however you see yourself as you are better.

Then click on Launch App and enjoy your favorite applications on your PC (Windows, Linux or Mac).

Launch App

The guide to start Android app on PC with ARC Welder finished, I hope you were useful and clear.

Install Android app with Bluestacks

Another method to install Android apps on PCs and Macs is to use the Bluestacks software, an emulator that allows you to open the Android screen in a window on your computer to be able to run the various applications. You can use Whatsapp on PC but above all your games favorites in evidence on the PC monitor, to play in a more engaging and exciting way.

To understand more about this emulator, let's say right away BlueStacks a free program that you can install on PC and Mac with the function of converting Android apps so you can use them on your computer. Now let's see how to install the Android Apps on PC and Mac.

First you will need to download BlueStacks and install it on your PC or Mac. After starting the software, of course you will need to register, but you can also log in with Google credentials. When the request appears: "Log in with your Google account to start using BlueStacks", Enter your login details and proceed by accepting the terms of service and privacy. If you are asked to enter payment information for any app purchases on the Play Store, click on Continue.


Unlike the previous method, at the first access, a section of the Play Store will appear from which you can select and install your favorite applications. So, you won't have to look for them elsewhere, just download them from the store through the integrated search in BlueStacks.

Everything is well integrated. From the Play Store in BlueStacks you only need to click on your favorite game or app and as you usually do in the mobile device app, the game is downloaded to your computer. Now you just need to click on Starts and the application starts.

Now, to use the game or work app, you can safely use the mouse and keyboard and you can regularly use the app as if you were on the Android smartphone.

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