World's first App Player enhanced with the power of Cloud Computing

How is BlueStacks integrated with the Mobile Cloud?

BlueStacks X comes equipped with a Cloud instance for every user. Our AI-based algorithm decides whether to play the game locally on your PC or stream it from the Cloud instance - depending upon what can give you the best experience for that game on your machine. 

When you launch a game on BlueStacks X, our AI-based Hybrid Cloud algorithm dynamically decides how you can have the best gameplay experience.

This takes into account various factors, such as:

  • Your desktop/laptop's specifications
  • Speed/stability of your internet connection
  • and various others. 

Once these are taken into account, you'll then be able to play a game on the Cloud or it will be downloaded and installed on your desktop/laptop.

To launch BlueStacks X, simply click on its icon by searching within the Start Menu, as shown in the image below.

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As an example, if you have a low desktop/laptop configuration (e.g less RAM and an outdated CPU), an Internet connection with sufficient speed and if the game is available on the Cloud, we'll stream the game to you.

This brings the power of our Cloud servers to you and enhances your gaming experience without being bound by the limitations of your device.

With BlueStacks X, you're essentially guaranteed to have the best gaming experience in your favorite game on any device. 


Can I choose whether to play a game locally or over the Cloud?

Launch BlueStacks X and simply search for a game you'd like or visit the Game Center, which has a vast collection of games, and hover your mouse cursor over the game's tile.

Next, click on "Play"

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After you've clicked on "Play", the game will either be streamed from the Cloud or downloaded and installed on your PC, once our AI-based Hybrid Cloud algorithm has done its magic.  

However, if you want to decide where you'd like to play, you can do this from the "Player Preference setting". This setting allows you to decide whether you'd like to either play a game on the Cloud (if it's available) or if you'd like to download and install it on your desktop/laptop.

To do this:

  • Launch BlueStacks X and click on the gear icon to open the Settings menu
  • Click on "Preferences" and then "Player preference"
  • Select "Ask where I'd prefer to play, for each game", as shown below.

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Now, you'll see two buttons when you hover your mouse cursor over any game's tile. These are:

  • Play on Cloud: Select this button if you'd like to play on Cloud
  • Play on BlueStacks 5: Choosing this will download and install the game on your desktop/laptop

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That's it! You can now decide where you'd like to play.

If you'd like to learn more about BlueStacks X, you can always visit our Help Center


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

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