Bluestacks Requirements

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Bluestacks Requirements

This article provides information about Bluestacks App Player Requirements. Go through all the requirements and makes sure you meet the necessary cafeteria's. If you have any queries, questions or doubts; you may ask us in the comments section of this article.

For every software, there are various kind of software and hardware requirements. So are for Bluestacks. Here’s a general list of those requirements that are needed to run Bluestacks App Player.


At a Glance, at Bluestacks Requirements

Software Requirements for Bluestacks

  • Net Framework
  • Direct X
  • Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package’s (2008,2010,2013)
  • 32bit/64bit Operating System

Hardware Requirements for Bluestacks.

To install Bluestacks App Player, your computer needs to meet the following requirements:

Minimum Requirements – The Minimum requirements for bluestacks

  • Minimum Dual Core CPU supporting virtualization
  • 32bit/64bit Supported System
  • 1GB Ram
  • Graphics Chipset/Graphics Card supporting at least OpenGL 2.0

Recommended Requirements

  • High-End CPU with virtualization
  • 64bit Supported System
  • 4GB Ram ( Higher is Better)
  • Dedicated Graphics Card – ( For running Bluestacks smoothly High-End Graphics are much preferred)

Detailed information:

To install Bluestacks App Player, your computer needs to meet the following requirements:

  1. Operating system: Windows XP (32 bit) SP3/Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit)/Windows 8 (32 or 64 bit)/Windows 10
    Note: Nox App Player Works well in all the versions of windows, but we generally advice users to use a 64 bit version of Windows.

    Make sure you install all the necessary prerequisites before installing the emulator.

  2. AMD & Intel CPU Dual Core or Above
    (Virtualization Technology (VT-x or AMD-V) support preferred but not a must). Find out how many cores your Processor has following this link.
    Recommend CPU for Intel is i3 above.
  3. At least 1.5 GB RAM – Though we advise and insights users to have more RAM, as it helps to run the emulator smoothly.
    Note: You can run Bluestacks even with 1 GB ram. However, we recommend having more than 4GB ram.
  4. GPU with OpenGL 2.0+ support. You could download and run this tool to find your OpenGL version.
    GPU stands for Graphics Processing Unit or Other wise commonly termed as Graphics Card/Video Card. You need a Graphics Card/GPU to run applications that demand heavy graphics.
    We recommend users to use a good graphics card as it will necessarily boost the performance of android emulators.
  5. At least 1.5 GB of free disk space under installation path (for saving Android apps/games and their data you may download and install) and 300 MB of the system disk.
    More hard disk space will be needed after you install apps in it.

Bluestacks App Player is usually installed under C: drive in Program Files, Bluestacks folder, by default, but you could choose to install it in another drive during installation.

Please note that Bluestacks App Player is now fully compatible with major Antivirus’s such as Avast and BitDefender if you have VT enabled in your BIOS.

Other tutorials you might be interested in:

-> How to Install Bluestacks App Player

-> How to Root Bluestacks App Player

-> Download Bluestacks App Player

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