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BlueStacks Cloud Connect

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Sync all of your Android apps to your PC and play them full-screen with this great cloud-based app

Pros

  • Highly intuitive user interface
  • Intelligent scanning for apps
  • Sync apps between your Android and your PC quickly
  • Compatible with hundreds of popular apps
  • Seamless switch from touch to click controls

Cons

  • Apps will fail to sync on occasion
  • Some lag and crashing issues with apps synced from Android device

BlueStacks Cloud Connect is a utility app for Android, developed by BlueStacks, that will let you sync apps on your Android device with your PC for immediate use. The app is designed to work with BlueStacks App Player for PC. The app is available to download in its full version via the link provided. 

Seamless Integration

While mobile app design has tended towards simpler mechanics and controls for a lot of its games, when testing out an app a larger screen definitely comes in handy and can make things much easier. BlueStacks is a program designed for this purpose, specifically for the consistent and effective testing of apps released on Android, all from the comfort of your PC screen. It facilitates the seamless integration of your Android apps with your PC, replacing touch controls with click controls. Use messengers like WhatsApp, image editors, media players and play all of your Android games all from your desktop. The BlueStacks App Player is the PC program designed for this purpose. BlueStacks Cloud Connect is the equivalent program for Android. The app integrates directly with the App Player by syncing all Android apps to your PC. 

To use BlueStacks Cloud Connect, you must have BlueStacks App Player installed on your computer. The app serves two functions. First, it allows you to back up all of your Android apps by 'pushing' them to your PC App Player. This is particularly useful if you are purchasing a new phone and do not want to download all of your apps again. Second, the app also allows you to sync all of your Android apps with the cloud, again giving you easy access to them if necessary. 

User Interface and Features

To get started with the app, you have to enter your BlueStacks Channels PIN, obtained by clicking the Cloud Connect button in the BlueStacks PC application and visiting the Cloud Connect page. Once you have retrieved and entered the PIN on your device, a simple interface will be displayed listing all of the applications that are present. To sync an application, you just have to select it by tapping the box on the right-hand side, tap sync and it will instantly sync with your PC. You can then revisit the Cloud Connect page and find the app there waiting for you. There is a slight delay between when apps sync and when they are installed on your PC, so please keep this in mind. 

Once you have retrieved and entered the PIN on your device, a simple interface will be displayed listing all of the applications that are present. To sync an application, you just have to select it by tapping the box on the right-hand side, tap sync and it will instantly sync with your PC. You can then revisit the Cloud Connect page and find the app there waiting for you

As with many syncing features, there are certain apps which will not sync or throw up an error, however in recent times the number of apps that could be synced between the two BlueStacks programs has increased significantly and it is something they are constantly working on. When running certain apps using BlueStacks App Player, there also seems to be a bit of lag when they are apps which have been synced from your Android device. 

The Verdict

BlueStacks Cloud Connect lets you effectively turn your PC into a makeshift Android device by syncing all of your apps for immediate use with its compact and simple user interface. Whether it's media players, e-readers, adobe readers, file managers, social media apps or games, the shift from touch to click controls is seamless letting you get the most out of your Android apps. Setting it up is simple as long as you have access to your BlueStacks App Player on your PC and the BlueStacks Channels PIN. On occasion I encountered some issues with syncing particular apps and there was some noticeable lag when running certain apps, but these were just minor issues. if you're someone who uses your Android device a lot but wants a better interface for testing out new apps, why not give BlueStacks Cloud Connect a try and see what it can do? 

 

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Type Freeware

Version 18-prod.0

Size 412.72 kB

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