For many years, both BlueStacks and Nox App Player have dominated the arena of Android emulators for their efficiency in allowing users to enjoy apps and games on the comforts of their computers.

The convenience of having a bigger screen is one of the biggest reasons millions of users have patronized these Android emulators.

But with the popularity of both Nox App Player and BlueStacks also comes the question of whether these emulators will also cater to the iOS platform soon.

Unfortunately, both emulators still cater only to Android, which means that while they can be used on both Mac and Windows, they still only support the Android interface. Let’s get to know these two apps a little better:

Nox App Player

Known as the perfect Android Emulator, Nox App Player is the choice for users who are looking for a great gaming experience on their computers. Its well-designed user interface makes it very easy to navigate that it also has a native browser for easy access of the Google Play Store, Settings, Camera and People.

Nox App Player is especially designed for Mac with the Android interface where it allows a user to access the Google Play Store and download any apps just like in any Android mobile device. This emulator can be installed from an external source and is only compatible with the Mac operating system.


Since 2009, BlueStacks has dominated the world of Android emulators for its functionalities that not a lot of its competitors also have. For starters, it has the App Player, the downloadable software for both Windows and macOS where users can run more than 1.5 million Android apps and has mouse, keyboard and external touchpad controls.

Over the years, the company also released BlueStacks for Mac, BlueStacks 2, BlueStacks TV (BTV), BlueStacks 3, BlueStacks 4 and BlueStacks 4 64-Bit Beta. BlueStacks is also available in 48 languages, which is why it’s not surprising that it has been downloaded 210 million times as of November 2019.

The verdict

In terms of versatility, BlueStacks is a step ahead because it caters to both Windows and macOS as compared to Nox App Player, which is basically just designed for Mac. Although both these emulators still only run the Android system, the continuous demand for an iOS version will surely put more pressure to its creators to finally make it functional for the Apple platform soon.

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