I think that many of you want to play Minecraft Pocket Edition on your PC or Mac, for multiple reasons. Now the problem is, many are doing it the wrong way and have the wrong tools to do it so the performance is not a very enjoyable gaming experience – that’s why I decided to write this guide. I will guide you how you should get Minecraft Pocket Edition on your PC (and Mac), what tool is working best (it’s NOT Bluestacks!) plus how you can set it up to play it very effectively.
If you already playing it on PC, make sure to check out the last part of this article to see how to play it more effectively! In case you use Bluestacks, do not use it again and read the section where I show you why.
How To Download Minecraft Pocket Edition For Windows PC & Mac
First of all, Minecraft Pocket Edition is a mobile game, so why do you even try to install it on a Windows PC or Mac? Well, there are many reasons why to do it:
- a lot out there don’t own up to date smartphones with high-resolution screens or own a tablet – Minecraft Pocket Edition sucks on small screens!
- You do not have an Android or iOS device, like Windows Phone, Blackberry…
- Manage multiple accounts easily
- Some want to use it at work in the office, where they don’t have WiFi/Internet connection on their mobile devices or not allowed to use their mobile devices during working hours
- Play without getting interrupted by messages & phone calls
- Stable recording (Youtubers)
You see, there are multiple reasons and in fact, a big number play Minecraft Pocket Edition only on a PC! Well, most have the same problems:
- lagging gameplay & high performance needed
- difficult setup
These are issues of the past – I will show you how to do it the right way in this guide here.
Getting Banned For Playing Minecraft Pocket Edition on PC/Mac?
A very important question first, the reason why so many don’t try it – are you getting banned for using Minecraft Pocket Edition on a PC or Mac?
The answer is NO!
I know there are several people out there telling that this can get your account banned, but it’s not true. Minecraft Pocket Edition is just not supported in case of any technical problems happens, in case you don’t play on iOS or Android.
The solution is, if you do it right (like I show you below in this guide), you will not have any problems.
Attention! Do NOT intall any hacks/mods, this will get you banned! But that will also get you banned when playing on Android or iOS devices…
Step By Step Guide To Play Minecraft Pocket Edition on PC & Mac
The guide to do it is not very difficult – you download an emulator on your Windows PC (or Mac) that will simulate an Android device. No fear of getting banned and full game support.
Before we start, I’d like to give you some tips to the emulator tools, because in my opinion it’s important for you to know that.
Why Not Bluestacks? Andyroid Is Much Better!
To give you the background, Bluestacks was initially developed to be a tool for app developers to test out their apps without loading it to their mobile devices – that was back in the 2010ish years.
In the beginning of mobile games, many didn’t owned a smartphone to play with, so they just started using Bluestacks (even if Bluestacks was not intended to be a gaming simulator) simply because it was the only thing that worked.
Today, Andyroid did develop an emulator that is designed from the scratch for people who want to play mobile games on their PC & Mac.
The advantages from Andyroid over Bluestacks:
- Easier setup (for real!)
- Much smoother (Bluestacks crashes often, Andyroid did not one time for me so far)
- Less hardware requirements! Bluestacks is really turning my PC hot as it uses full hardware sources – Andyroid can’t get limited to only use what it needs (I’ll show you later)
If you played Clash Royale with Bluestacks so far, I really recommend trying out Andyroid Tweet This
So, now enough of all the background and talking, let’s set you up with Minecraft Pocket Edition on your PC or Mac!
Step 1: Get Andyroid on your PC/Mac
Ok first of all, you will need to download Andyroid and install it.
Please wait until the installer finished successfully.
Then start Andyroid from your PC or Mac.
Step 2: Login Your Account (or start a new one)
First of all, you will set your language settings and then it will ask you if you want to use your Google Play Account or create a new one:
- If you want to use your exciting Minecraft Pocket Edition Account, you will need to log in with your existing Google Play Account
- If you want to start a new Minecraft Pocket Edition Account (or secondary account), you will need to create a new one
Now you’re set up and ready to install Minecraft Pocket Edition.
Step 3: Get Minecraft Pocket Edition Installed
Sometimes, you’ll see Minecraft Pocket Edition right at the start – if not, simply search for “Minecraft Pocket Edition” at the top.
Choose “install” and wait until Andyroid has been installing Minecraft Pocket Edition.
You can now play, but I recommend you to also check the settings from step 4.
Step 4: Configuration
In theory, you are able to play now, but here’s how I recommend you to set up your Andyroid install to get the best experience – I highly recommend you to do this!
Adapt Hardware Resources
Andyroid will not need more than 1024 MB of memory and 2 CPUs (if you’re using a desktop PC, you can also choose 1 CPU as they are stronger than notebook CPUs). You can set it up in the “Virtual Box” settings – Andyroid will set this at the start automatically, but it doesn’t hurt to double check it.
Setup Keyboard Support
Playing with keyboard hotkeys will make your life a lot easier because it will allow you to do things without clicking around all the time.
This should also be set and you can see it when you start Minecraft Pocket Edition in Andyroid.
You’re now set to play the game, so have fun 🙂