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BlueStacks TV livestreams Android games on Twitch without a phone

BlueStacks TV livestreams Android games on Twitch without a phone

Enjoying watching how other people play games, and enjoying showing other people how you play games, has become quite a phenomenon and a whole business unto itself. Livestreaming has, in fact, started to overflow into the mobile gaming industry, with the likes of Google trying to get into the game as well. Now BlueStacks, which lets you play Android games on PCs, is also jumping in. Bluestacks is launching BlueStacks TV, bringing Android livestreaming on Twitch to the PC. And you don't even need an Android phone to do so.

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BlueStacks Android emulator officially expands to OS X

BlueStacks Android emulator officially expands to OS X

Following a limited alpha way back in 2012, the Android emulator BlueStacks has officially arrived on Mac OS X. Previously only available on PCs, the free software lets users run any game or app for Android on their Mac, will full support for using a keyboard, mouse, or trackpad. But not only that, the developer say they've managed to make BlueStacks App Player take advantage of Apple's flagship hardware features, such as Retina displays and multitouch gestures.

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BlueStacks GamePop Mini aims to pick up where original console left off

BlueStacks GamePop Mini aims to pick up where original console left off

When a company such as BlueStacks introduces a product with a non-traditional pricing structure (like the one we're seeing with their gaming console "GamePop"), it's not the easiest thing in the world for the general public to accept. "You're giving me a piece of hardware free, but it doesn't do anything unless I pay a subscription fee?" This bit of bafflement was given a re-up today with the second machine in the GamePop series of devices (before the first hits the market, mind you).

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GamePop console gets iOS game support

GamePop console gets iOS game support

OUYA-rivaling console GamePop will support iOS games, BlueStacks has confirmed, using an Apple pseudo-virtualization system called Looking Glass which makes porting iPhone and iPad titles straightforward. The new functionality, which joins GamePop's already-known Andorid game support, will see iOS titles from participating developers included in BlueStacks' subscription-based all-you-can-play gaming package, priced at $9.99 per month.

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BlueStacks GamePop misses OUYA’s competitive price point

BlueStacks GamePop misses OUYA’s competitive price point

OUYA is getting closer and closer to it's public launch next month, and Android emulation service BlueStacks is looking to shake things up at the same time with their new GamePop portable gaming console. It's a bit different than OUYA, as it uses a subscription for unlimited gameplay, but the price of the console itself is a bit more expensive than the OUYA.

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BlueStacks GamePop console takes on OUYA

BlueStacks GamePop console takes on OUYA

As OUYA gets ready to launch in full next month, other companies are trying to replicate the success with their own portable gaming consoles. Android app emulation service BlueStacks has announced GamePop, which is a portable Android-powered gaming console that looks to take on OUYA, as well as become the Netflix of gaming with a unique subscription plan.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon brings 27-inch Android gaming with BlueStacks

Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon brings 27-inch Android gaming with BlueStacks

If you were wondering about the app and game limitations of the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon gaming table before today, you'll be glad to know that BlueStacks is in full effect. SlashGear has this massive oddity in the house here in its first week of launch, and amongst the surprising number of pre-loaded touch-friendly games included with the unit we've found BlueStacks, right out of the box. BlueStacks is an app interface which allows Android apps and games to be used on a Windows or Mac machine, here expanding the world of the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon with essentially every app an Android user works with on a daily basis.

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BlueStacks launches Android player for Windows 8, brings apps to your PC

BlueStacks launches Android player for Windows 8, brings apps to your PC

Back in December, we reported that BlueStacks had launched for Mac OS X, bringing with it almost a million Android apps for Mac users to enjoy on their laptops. Now the company has officially rolled out its App Player for Windows 8, bringing those same Android apps to devices running Microsoft's operating system.

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BlueStacks beta for Mac brings 750,000+ Android apps to OS X

BlueStacks beta for Mac brings 750,000+ Android apps to OS X

Android app player BlueStacks has launched for Mac, with a new beta allowing OS X users to run software intended for Android phones and tablets on their iMac, MacBook Pro, or other Apple kit. The freshly released beta - which follows a similar Windows version released earlier this year - means more than 750,000 Android titles can now be run on OS X, a huge increase from the sparse number of compatible titles from June's alpha release for Mac.

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BlueStacks Android apps on PCs made simple with AMD AppZone Player

BlueStacks Android apps on PCs made simple with AMD AppZone Player

Another rather fabulous step towards total cross-platform compatibility has been made this week as the AMD AppZone Player is announced with full BlueStacks power under the hood. What you'll be doing here is working on your AMD-toting PC with an application called AMD AppZone Player - with this app you'll be able to play any and all AMD AppZone Android-based apps at your leisure. At the moment you'll not have direct access to the Google Play app store, but there's always a workaround.

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AMD AppZone Player puts Android apps on APU PCs

AMD AppZone Player puts Android apps on APU PCs

AMD will bring Android apps to PCs based on its processors, the chip company has revealed, with the new AMD AppZone Player offering thousands of titles as well as remote smartphone control. The deal with BlueStacks uses a specially optimized version of the virtualization software tailored for AMD Radeon graphics, and allows Android apps to run as if native to x86 systems.

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BlueStacks AppPlayer for Mac puts Android apps on OS X

BlueStacks AppPlayer for Mac puts Android apps on OS X

Running Android apps on your MacBook is now a possibility, with virtualization specialist BlueStacks bringing its clever software to Apple's OS X. The tool - initially vaunted as a "Parallels for Android" - has been available on Windows for some time now, but BlueStacks now supports 17 Android apps on OS X including popular newsreader app Pulse.

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