How to play Android games with BlueStacks X

When you launch BlueStacks X on your desktop/laptop and select a game you wish to play, our smart Cloud algorithm will dynamically decide where you can get the best gameplay experience based on a variety of factors.

Depending on these factors you'll be directed to play a game directly on the Cloud or it will be downloaded and installed on your desktop/laptop for you. 

How can I play Android games on BlueStacks X?

1. Once you launch BlueStacks X on your desktop/laptop, you can simply search for your favorite games in the "Search Bar" at the top of your screen or explore the plethora of games available in the "Game Center".


2. Once you have found the game of your choice, click on the game's tile. Then click on the option available as presented to you by the AI-based Hybrid Cloud algorithm:




These are explained in the sections below.

What does playing a game on the Cloud look like?

Playing games on the Cloud lets you dive into your favorite games instantly without waiting for any installation and saves resources on your desktop/laptop since downloading the game is not required.

If the game of your choice is best suited to be played on the Cloud, you will see the option "Play instantly in Browser". When you click on it, the game will launch in a browser and you can start playing.


NOTE: A stable Internet connection with a speed of 5 Mbps or more is required for a smooth gameplay experience on Cloud. You can sign in with your Google, Facebook or Discord account to link your account and save your game progress. 

What happens when I download a game on my desktop/laptop?

If your laptop/desktop specifications are enough to support playing the game of your choice, you will be redirected to play the game on the App Player and will see either of the following options:

Install via Google Play: When you click on it, the App Player will launch. You will have to sign in to the Google Play Store and install the game.


Install in App Player: When you click on it, the game will start downloading. Once it is downloaded, the App Player will launch where you can start playing.


1. If you do not have BlueStacks 5 installed on your desktop/laptop, it will automatically get installed on your system and you will get a pop-up informing you about the same. Once the App Player is installed successfully, it will launch on your screen.

2. If you wish to select where you want to play your favorite Android games yourself, you can change the "Player Preference" setting within the "Settings" menu. To learn more, refer to this article

Thank you for choosing BlueStacks X. We hope you enjoy using it. Happy Gaming!

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