How to install an app from App Center, Play Store or using an APK on BlueStacks 5

How can I install an app?

You can install an app in any of the following ways:

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How can I install apps from the App Center?

1. Launch BlueStacks 5 and click on the App Center icon on your BlueStacks 5 home screen.

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2. Search for the game of your choice using the search bar, as shown below. You may also browse through the various categories to find an app of your choice.

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3. Select the app from the search results and on the next screen, click on "Install", as shown below. The app will start downloading.

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Alternatively, the selected app may also open up in the Google Play Store. Here, click on "Install", as shown below. The app will start downloading.

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5. Once the app is installed, you may access it from your BlueStacks 5 home screen

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How can I install an app from the Google Play Store?

1. Launch BlueStacks 5 and click on "System apps" on your BlueStacks 5 home screen, as shown below.

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2. Click on the "Play Store" icon and log in to the Google Play Store by following the steps given in this article.

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3. On the Play Store window, search for an app in the search bar and click on "Install" to download it.

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4. Once the installation is complete, the app icon will appear on your BlueStacks 5 home screen. You can start using the app by clicking on its icon.

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How can I install apps using their .apk or .xapk files?

There are two ways to install an APK on BlueStacks 5:

How to use the "Install APK" tool

1. Download the .apk or .xapk file for an app from any third-party site and launch BlueStacks 5. Now, click on the "Install APK" button from the Side toolbar, as shown below.

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2. This will open up a Windows Explorer pop-up, from where you can navigate to the .apk or .xapk file for the app you want to install on BlueStacks 5. 

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3. Select the file and click on "Open". The app installation will begin.

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4. Once the app is installed, its icon will appear on your BlueStacks 5 home screen. 

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You can now start using the app by clicking on its icon.

How to use the drag and drop method

1. Download the .apk or .xapk file for an app from any third-party site. Then, launch BlueStacks 5 and open the folder where the downloaded .apk or .xapk file is located.

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2. Now simply drag the file and drop it on your BlueStacks 5 home screen. Once the installation is complete, the app icon will appear and you can click on it to begin using the app. 

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