What are the best ways to run Android apps on PC?

asked by RIWAJ PRASAI
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9 solutions
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    #1ARChon Runtime

    ARChon Runtime

    Archon is a developer tool that allows you to run your APK android apps and games in a PC environment. It is designed to be used as an extension to Chrome browsers, as well as the Chrome OS.

    Software

    Chrome

    Nathan Knight
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "I looked for a tool to run Android apps on my PC. I am glad I found this. I have just started using this, but it seems to be working fine. I will keep trying it for a while."
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    #2[TIPS] Run Android Apps on Your Windows PC

    [TIPS] Run Android Apps on Your Windows PC

    In this article by Extreme Tech, you can learn several good ways for using Android apps on a Windows PC with their own strengths and weaknesses.

    Articles

    Free

    Jose Carroll
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "If you're looking for ways to run your favorite Android apps on your computer, you may want to check out [TIPS] Run Android Apps on Your Windows PC, a great article. Written by Extreme Tech, it can best help you find a way to run your mobile apps another way."
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    #3Anbox

    Anbox

    Anbox is a software that lets users run Android applications on GNU/Linux operating systems. It puts the Android operating system into a container, abstracts hardware access and integrates core system services into the system.

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Karen Watson
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "A lot of these software are highly-suspect to me but it did work for me on GNU/Linux. It takes some time on learning how to run Android apps on PC I suppose."
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    #4PrimeOS

    PrimeOS

    PrimeOS is an operating system based on the Android x86. It is used to convert computers into Android-like devices so it can use Android-exclusive applications and still work as a computer. It allows users to enjoy a fusion of PC and Android.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Amber Webb
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "I love that this works for those older PCs but also has Multiple features to for a good desktop experience like start menu, taskbar etc. Great tool actually for your android apps"
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    #5KoPlayer

    KoPlayer

    KoPlayer is an Android emulator that it allows you to run Android games or apps on your desktop PC. In addition to simply running Android software, it has a number of other features that make it stand out, particularly for Android gamers.

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Andy Zhu
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "It actually works faster compared to others obviously on my PC. I only wish Phone controller could be added to it"
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    #6Andy

    Andy

    Andy is an emulation tool that allows you to run your apps and Android games in a Windows-based environment whatever it is PC or laptop. It allows you to integrate your Android device with your PC using your mobile as a controller for your games.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Peter Delgado
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "This seems like a feasable option to run your Android applications on PC. Though I am less than impressed with the site and support that will be availabe. It looks to be a bit 'un-official to me and that makes me take a step back."
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    #7Vysor

    Vysor

    Vysor is a tool that allows you to view and manage your Android mobile device on the computer. A desktop or Chrome app, compatible with all operating systems.

    Software

    Windows, Chrome

    Free- month. Varies by plan

    hindi tech info
    Written on June 22, 2019
    "It's programming software that can be easily downloaded through Google Chrome or Google Play Store, Android users always want to do something in the computer, they want to use all their apps on the computer, in this case, if you want then you can easily run your popular apps on laptop or pc. You can run all those Android apps with the help of this software Vysor - Android control on PC."
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    #8BlueStacks

    BlueStacks

    BlueStacks is an Android Emulator that lets you run your favorite mobile apps and games fast and fullscreen on your Windows PC and Mac for free. It also serves as a gaming platform for mobile games that you would like to run on your desktop.

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Susan Russell
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "Blue stacks is one of the only apps that can run Android apps on Pc. So this is a great solution."
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    #9Android Studio

    Android Studio

    Android Studio is the official Android app integrated development environment (IDE). Use it together with other specialized tools to come up with your own Android app. Download it on your Windows, Mac or Linux computer for free.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Hannah Sandoval
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "This is not the best way to run Android apps on the PC. This app is mainly for creating apps, the whole edit, code, and build your own app. I have no creativity when it comes to building apps, so this would not be ideal for me. I want something that can run my apps smoothly on my PC since most are geared towards phones. This is a real disappointment because it does not do that for me. "

Summary

Best What are the best ways to run Android apps on PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ARChon RuntimeSoftware 1 Paid
2[TIPS] Run Android Apps on Your Windows PCArticles 0 Free
3AnboxSoftware 0 Free
4PrimeOSSoftware 0 Free
5KoPlayerSoftware 0 Free
6AndySoftware 0 Free
7VysorSoftware 0 Free
8BlueStacksSoftware -2 Free
9Android StudioSoftware -3 Free
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