Google Play Store is the home to several millions of Android apps and games. It is the official app store of the Android operating system. Hence, you will find it as a built-in app on any Android-powered smartphone. Upon accessing the Play Store, you will be able to download and install Android apps. Although this app store is meant for Android devices only, it can still be accessed on the desktop. Besides accessing it on Windows PC, macOS users can install Play Store as well. However, you cannot get it directly, and hence we thought to guide you with installing and accessing Google Play Store on Mac.
What can I Expect with Play Store on Mac?
The following are the features you shall expect with Play Store on your macOS.
- Download and install Android apps or games.
- Browse or search for apps from a wide array of categories.
- Access top-rated and blockbuster movies from the latest to classic.
- Read ebook under different genres by a large number of authors.
- Listen to millions of official music and songs with Play Store.
- Over time, it brings you personalized app recommendations or editor’s choice.
Procedure to Install Google Play Store for Mac
To install the Play Store on Macbook, you need an Android emulator. It will work as a bridge between macOS and Play Store. Amongst the emulators, this section primarily uses BlueStacks to install Play Store.
Why Use BlueStacks on Mac?
While Mac is compatible with a decent number of Android emulators, we have decided to guide you with BlueStacks. The emulator is not only free but is also safe to use. It comes with Play Store installed by default if you sign up with Google account. BlueStacks is designed in such a way that it can handle the Android interface very well. Thus Mac users will not find any complications upon accessing Play Store using BlueStacks.
Steps to Install BlueStacks on Mac
(1). On your Mac, launch a web browser of your choice or possibly Chrome.
(2). Click on the address bar to type as BlueStacks and press Enter.
(3). Select the official website of BlueStacks (www.bluestacks.com) from the list of suggested results.
(4). Hover to click on the Download BlueStacks button to start downloading the BlueStacks installer on Mac.
(5). Navigate to the Downloads section of Mac to double-click on the BlueStack.dmg file.
(6). When the BlueStacks installer opens up, double-click on BlueStacks icon to start with its installation.
(7). If you get a prompt to confirm using BlueStacks, then select the Open button.
(8). On the following screen, click on Install Now button.
(9). To complete the installation, provide the username, password, and press the Install Helper button.
(10). BlueStacks will show you the System Extension Blocker popup. Click the Open Security & Privacy button.
(11). On the Security and privacy dialog box, select the Allow button.
With the above steps, BlueStacks will get installed and launch on Mac PC.
Steps to Install Play Store on Mac
(1). Upon opening BlueStacks, you will be prompted to sign in using Google Account. Select Sign in button.
(2). When Play Store opens up, select the Sign In button once again.
(3). After it checks for information and resources, enter your Email id or phone number. Press the Next button.
(4). On the following screen, type the password to click Next.
(5). Read the terms and conditions to select I agree button.
(6). If prompted with create Backup on Google Drive, then turn ON the slider and click Accept.
(7). Click on the Play Store logo on its home screen to launch it on the BlueStacks interface on macOS.
(8). With this, you shall start searching for Android apps or games using the search bar or click on categories to download and install apps on Mac PC.
Other Best Android Emulators Compatible with macOS
In addition to BlueStacks, Mac users can use of the following emulators to access Google Play Store.
- Nox Player
- Bliss OS
Here comes the end of this session about installing and accessing the Google Play Store on Mac. With the right Android emulator, Mac users will not be limited to accessing the Play Store.
The advantages of using Play Store aren’t limited to mac devices. You can also download Play Store on Linux (Ubuntu).