How do you install
.apk file on Bluestacks for Mac? More specifically, where is the directory for Bluestacks kept and do I have the 'APK Handler'?
For me, this worked well:
Place the .apk in the
(Don't ask why, it was just the only spot that seemed to actually work.
Open up the terminal. Type:
If there is one device listed, perfect.
If not, type this into the terminal:
Now once you have a single device listed, type into terminal:
/Applications/Bluestacks.app/Contents/Runtime/uHD-Adb install /Applications/BlueStacks.app/Contents/Runtime/filename.apk
From this SO post,
Open terminal and run the following command:
/Applications/BlueStacks.app/Contents/MacOS/adb install ABSOLUTE_PATH_AND_APK_FILENAME
Other Method: This one is not a solution, but a quick workaround is to have the apk in any cloud storage like Dropbox, Drive, OneDrive etc and download it in your bluestack's Dropbox app and install it. As quoted from this apple discussion thread,
The quick and easy method is to :
- install dropbox in your bluestacks.
- drop your apk file into your dropbox from mac/pc/phone.
- access your apk file from your dropbox in bluesstacks and install.