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How to use Android apps on Windows 10

If you want to use Android apps on your Windows PC without installing Windows 11 this is how you can do it.

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With the announcement of the new Windows 11 OS with its new features, one feature that almost everyone was excited about is to use Android apps natively on your PC. Users will be able to access all their favourite Android apps on a single device, which can be an exquisite experience. 

But you do not need to upgrade to Windows 11 if you want to experience your favourite Android apps on a bigger screen. If you have a Windows 10 machine there are ways you can access Android apps on it too. 

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Here are two ways through which you can use Android apps on your Windows 10 PC:

Get Microsoft’s Your Phone app (Works best with a Samsung phone).

With Microsoft’s Your Phone app you can use Android apps on your PC. The only thing required is Your Phone app on your PC and Your Phone Companion app on your Android device, which you can download from their respective stores.

– Download Windows Your Phone app from here.

– Download Your Phone Companion app from here.

Your Phone app- Samsung After you have installed Your Phone app on both the devices you can now just pair them with the help of WiFi and Bluetooth. The pairing process is very simple, just grant all the required permission for the app and you should be able to pair your Android phone with your PC.

Microsoft’s Your Phone app works best only if you use a Samsung smartphone, for other Android users the experience can be a bit rough and irregular. Also, you won’t be able to use all Android apps.

Your Phone app- SamsungUse Android Emulators

Android emulator is basically a tool through which you can create a virtual Android smartphone on your PC. To run Android apps on an Emulator you do not even need to have an Android phone with you.

A downside of Emulator is that it takes up a lot of resources on your PC, so you will need to have a decently powerful PC with you.

Here are some best Android emulators that you can use on your PC:

BlueStacks Emulator

BlueStacks has been one of the most popular and best Android emulators for years. BlueStacks is available for free on Windows and yet it is jam-packed with a lot of features. You can also limit the number of hardware resources that the app consumes to ensure that other functions do not suffer. The latest version of BlueStacks can deliver good performance even if you have low-end hardware. BlueStacks- Abdroid Elulator- Best android emulator

The app allows users to create a virtual simulation of an Android device and you can even install your favourite apps on the BlueStacks because it also offers the Google Play store in it. So, you can download and install any app or game that you want to enjoy on a bigger screen. 

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This tool takes around 5GB of space on your PC. You can download BlueStacks by clicking here.

LD Player Emulator

LD Player is another emulator that focuses on better gaming performance. Most of the features on the LD Player are helpful for a good gaming experience and these features include – keyboard mapping controls, high FPS gaming, and many more. 

Since this emulator focuses on gaming, it does support almost all games. The emulator looks a little similar to BlueStacks, so if you already have used BlueStacks it won’t take much time to get familiar with LD Player. You will need to enable VT on your PC from system BIOS to get the best performance out of the LD Player. Overall, LD Player is also a very good Emulator LD Player- Emulator- Gaming focus LD Player- Emulator- Gaming focus

You can download LD Player by clicking here.

And by using these tricks and tools you should be able to enjoy your favourite Android apps on your Windows 10 PC.

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