BlueStacks N Beta can now be installed on your PC via the guide ahead. BlueStacks team has recently updated its PC emulator to BlueStacks N Beta which now runs on Android Nougat. This means, the latest Nougat features can be utilized on the emulator along with better app performance and capability. Right now, it doesn’t replace BlueStacks 3 as it is in Beta phase but soon, the team will have a stable release up as well. You can read the detailed guide ahead to implement BlueStacks N Beta directly on your system to enjoy Android apps, games and even APK files.
The main goal with BlueStacks is to provide Android apps support on a Windows PC. This way, users can enjoy Android games and apps directly from their PC without having to have a physical Android device. Furthermore, the new BlueStacks N Beta comes with tons of changes and improvements, primary change being the upgraded Android base version it is running on. Right now, BlueStacks N Beta comes with certain requirements that your PC should meet. Once the version is finalized, we hope to see extended support just as on the stable BlueStacks 3 version.
BlueStacks N Beta – Details:
Here are the details for the new BlueStacks N Beta application.
- This is a beta version
- This version runs on Android N
- This version is faster
- This version needs your computer to meet certain performance requirements because it’s a beta version
- If upgrading from a previous version, you might lose the existing data. Please backup your data before proceeding.
If your computer does not meet the requirements, please download BlueStacks 3.
As we mentioned, there are certain requirements this time around with the BlueStacks N Beta, read them ahead.
- OS: Windows
- Processor: Intel/AMD Processor with virtualization extensions (VT/SVM) enabled in the BIOS.
- RAM: 4GB RAM
- HDD: 4GB Disk Space
- You must be an Administrator on your PC
- Up to date graphics drivers from Microsoft or the chipset vendor
- OS: Windows 10
- Processor: Intel Core i5-680 (passmark 3500) or higher processor with virtualization extensions enabled in the BIOS
- Graphics: Intel HD 5200 (passmark 750) or higher
- Memory: 6GB or higher
- HDD: SSD (or fusion)
- Internet: Broadband connection to access games, accounts and related content
How to Install BlueStacks N Beta on Windows PC
Follow this detailed guide on how to install BlueStacks N Beta on Windows PC. Each step has been explained with screenshots.
Step 1 – Download BlueStacks N Beta
Step 2 – Open the downloaded installer. You would be greeted by the following screens.
Step 3 – Click on Install Now.
Step 4 – Once the install finishes, click on Complete to continue.
Step 5 – Once you click through all the features, you would be greeted by the Android wizard which will ask for your Google account / Gmail details. Fill them up as you would on a physical Android device. Once that is done, you will be take to the App Center.
Now let’s take a look at how to install Android apps and games from the Google Play Store on BlueStacks N Beta. It is straightforward and relatively easier than installing an app or game from an APK file.
How to Install Android Apps / Games in BlueStacks N Beta
Once you finish installing BlueStacks N Beta, you can now proceed to installing Android apps and games from the Play Store. It is very similar to installing apps on an Android device but for your ease, we have explained the whole procedure.
NOTE: You need to enter your Google account / Gmail details and login with it to install apps from the Google Play Store.
Step 1 – Open BlueStacks N Beta and then click on App Center tab.
Step 2 – Here you would find apps categorized and organized. You can choose the ones you like from here or search through the search button above. We will be installing directly from the menu. To do so, just click on the app you like and click on Install from the Play Store UI.
Step 3 – When its finished downloading and installing, you can either click on Open from the Play Store UI or just change tabs to My Apps and click on the shortcut there.
If you have done everything correctly, your app should boot up as normal and you can use it through keyboard and mouse mappings. For anyone looking to change the mappings, click on the keyboard icon given on the bottom right.
How to Install Apps / Games using APK Files
One great functionality that comes with BlueStacks N Beta is the ability to install APK files that you have downloaded manually. This comes in handy when you want to test an app that isn’t listed on the Play Store.
Step 1 – Open BlueStacks N Beta and navigate to the My Apps section.
Step 2 – From here, you would be able to see Install apk button on the bottom right. Click on it, it will open a new explorer window from which you can navigate to your desired APK.
Step 3 – Select your APK from the explorer and click Open. Once you do, there will be a new app icon with a progress loop on it. This shows installation status. In our case, we are installing the Facebook app through APK for this guide.
Step 4 – Once installed, you will see the icon of app listed in your My Apps section. Click on it and it would run as normal.
That’s all for installing an APK on BlueStacks N Beta. You can experiment with different APKs and see which one works.
If you run into any sort of problem throughout this article, reach us through the comments below.