BlueStacks puts Android apps on Windows 8 and Surface Pro

Ever since the Windows Store opened there have been complaints about a lack of apps. This is something we’re very familiar with in the Windows World. ┬áThe Windows Store is slowly growing, and has some big name apps, but it’s still not enough for some people. Android, on the other hand, has tons of apps. If only there was some way to get them on Windows 8…

Many of you have probably heard of BlueStacks, the program that allows Android apps to run in Windows 7. Now they are finally ready to bring that functionality to Windows 8 and Surface Pro. Simply go to on any Windows 8 device (sorry RT users) and download the software. Run it and let it install. Now you’re ready to install some Android apps! If you have an Android device you can also install the Cloud Connect app to sync between platforms.

The BlueStacks App Player allows Android apps to be run in full screen, and detect the orientation of the device. This essentially turns your Surface Pro into a part-time Android tablet. Hopefully as the Windows Store gets bigger we won’t need apps like BlueStacks, but for now it’s a nice option. Head to the link below to get started.

  • Edgar Cervantes

    I have used Blustacks with a computer before. I would be curious to see how well it works with a touchscreen device. Have any of you checked it out in a touchscreen device yet?

  • I too have tried it on a computer… but this seems a lot more useful. It would definitely ease the pain of switching to WP from Android, that’s for sure.

  • I have and it is smooth!

  • Edgar Cervantes

    Really?! Man, I really want to see it in action! The WinSource guys should make a video.

  • The WinSource guys don’t have any Windows 8 devices with touchscreens.