How Do I Install APK on BlueStacks 4?

APK, APK Installations

Have you ever wanted to install an APK file on BlueStacks 4? It’s a simple process, but it can be a bit confusing for those who are new to the software. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps of installing an APK on BlueStacks 4.

What is an APK?

Before we dive into the installation process, let’s first understand what an APK is. An APK, or Android Package Kit, is the file format used by Android to distribute and install applications. It’s similar to the .exe file format used on Windows.

Step 1: Downloading BlueStacks 4

To install an APK on BlueStacks 4, you’ll first need to download and install the software itself. Go to the official BlueStacks website and click on “Download BlueStacks” in the top right corner of the page.

Once downloaded, run the installer and follow the prompts to complete the installation process. When finished, launch BlueStacks from your desktop.

Step 2: Enabling App Installations

By default, BlueStacks doesn’t allow installations from third-party sources. To enable this feature, click on the gear icon in the top right corner of the main window and select “Settings” from the drop-down menu.

In settings, click on “Preferences” and then select “Enable app installations” under “Install apps from.”

Step 3: Downloading an APK File

Next, you’ll need to download an APK file that you want to install on BlueStacks. There are many websites that offer free APK downloads like or

After downloading your desired APK file , open up BlueStacks main window; Drag and drop your downloaded apk file onto blue stacks home screen or click “install apk” at bottom right corner.

Step 4: Installing the APK

Once you have your APK downloaded, it’s time to install it on BlueStacks. Simply double-click on the APK file you just downloaded, and BlueStacks will automatically install it for you.

Alternatively, you can right-click on the APK file and select “Open With” from the drop-down menu. Then, choose BlueStacks from the list of available applications to open and install the file.

Step 5: Launching Your App

Once the installation is complete, you’ll see your app icon appear in the BlueStacks main window. Click on it to launch your newly installed app!


Installing an APK on BlueStacks 4 is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. By following this tutorial, you should now be able to easily download and install any Android app of your choice onto BlueStacks.