There are many Android emulators that let you play Android apps and games on PC & Mac. Some of the popular Android emulators are BlueStacks 3 and Andy app player. BlueStacks evolved so much that its one of the best emulator but we tried yet another one called “NoxPlayer”. Nox App Player is not new but you should definitely check it out. This emulator is totally free and ad free. So be thankful to them if you are already using it.
Everything you need to know
They have released Nox App Player 126.96.36.199 and everyone can download it for free via their official website. Nox app player is surely fast but its not hangs a lot compared to some other emulators. When I tried to write something on Play Store. It kept on freezing for few minutes. But still it is the light weight emulator you can use with lots of feature you can ever imagine. You can download Nox Player 188.8.131.52 for PC including Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP & Mac Sierra 10.12, 10.11. That means there are countless number of options to run this emulator on bigger screens for free.
Check Nox App Player system requirements in detail below.
There are many things you can do on Nox app player and its worth it. You can run more then one Nox emulator on your Laptops and computers. It depends on the power of your system. My laptop can run 3 Nox emulators at once. Its called Multi-Instance and you can download emulators within the default emulator using Multi-Instance manager.
You can download themes, root it, customize controls at its peak and even change the performance and graphics of your emulator anytime with few clicks. You can even create your own mobile model according to your liking. The default Nox Player offers Android 4.4.2 but you can change the OS to 5.1 as well.
It is customizable in every way and anyone who uses smartphones can easily use this emulator as well. If you are into it, then why not download and try it yourself? To do that, follow the guide given ahead.
Download Nox App Player 184.108.40.206 for PC Windows & macOS Sierra
- Download Nox App Player 220.127.116.11 for your Laptops & Computers [PC Direct Link – Mac Direct Link]
- Once downloaded, open the file and it will prompt installation screen.
- On PC, you can click “Custom” in installation screen and it will load more options. Now you can select your own desired installation destination other then C.
- Once done, click install.
- It will take a minute to install Nox Player on your PC & Mac.
Installing this Android emulator is so easy as you can see above. The UI of this emulator is easy to understand as well. But if you want to know some other things about Nox App Player and its features, then read ahead.
How to download and install APK on Nox App Player
Installing an app from Play Store is easy but what about APK file? It’s even easier. Just download an APK file of any game or app from any trusted website from the internet. Once done, you can just drag and drop that APK file on Nox App player and it will install that app or game automatically. You can also just press “Ctrl + +” from your keyboard and then select the APK you want to install. Or you can just find the APK installer icon from the right side of your emulator.
How to root and unroot Nox App Player
There are some built-in features that requires rooted Nox Player and luckily, you don’t need to be an Android expert or developer to do that. Nox provided the root feature within the software so anyone can root and unroot their Nox App Player with just few clicks.
To root Nox Player, click the gear icon on top right corner of Nox player beside minimize icon.
It will open System Settings. From the main screen, you will see an unchecked Root option. Check it and click “Save Settings”. It will restart Nox and now you have rooted Nox Player.
To unroot Nox App Player, just follow the same steps but uncheck the Root option from System settings, restart your Nox and you are good to go. You can root and unroot anytime with this button.
How to run Android 5.1 Lollipop on Nox App Player
Default Nox player offers Kitkat OS but you can also access to Android Lollipop. To do that, open “Multi-Instance Manager” from the right sidebar or simply press “Ctrl + 8” from your keyboard. It will open Nox Multi-Instance Manager in a new window.
From here click Add Emulator button and it will open more options.
Click “New emulator-Android5.1” and it will start downloading it as a new Nox emulator with Android 5.1 in it.
This emulator offers lots of other features as well. If you have any issue regarding Nox Player, feel free to ask us. If you want more tips for Nox Player, let us know and we will update this post for you.