The free software "Nox App Player" easily turns your PC into an Android tablet or Android phone. So you can download free apps and games from the Google Play Store on your Windows machine, which otherwise run only on Android mobile devices. The "Nox App Player" emulates the Android operating system KitKat (4.4.2); Optionally use the operating system Lollipop (5.1.1). With a few mouse clicks you can open the Play Store with the Android emulator, search for software and install apps or games like "Minecraft", "Pokémon Go", "WhatsApp" or "Evernote". The only requirement for the use of the store is a free Google account. Even in-app purchases or downloads of movies are possible out of the player with the appropriate deposit of a PayPal or credit card account. Alternatively, use the "Nox App Player" to install APK apps (short for "Android application package") via drag "& drop. Thanks to a toolbar, all functions are always in direct access.
In addition to the "simple" emulation of the Android system, the "Nox App Player" is characterized by its extensive fine adjustment. So you can either simulate a tablet or smartphone, choose a suitable resolution and change the orientation. Also useful: You can record your games in the form of MP4 videos, so record screencasts. Or you can take screenshots in PNG format. In addition, pictures and other files can be exchanged between your PC and the "Nox App Player".
The Android emulator "Nox App Player" allows you to run unlimited instances of the program depending on the performance of your PC. In this multiplayer mode, you can choose between cloning an instance or creating a completely new Android environment with custom settings. This means you can not only define different settings and start as you like, but also play one and the same game in parallel with different accounts or use several games and apps with one Google account. Practical: With the help of the multiplayer manager, you can arrange the opened instances clearly on the screen with the click of a mouse.
In addition to the "simple" emulation of the Android system, the "Nox App Player" is characterized by a flexible control, which should be especially fun gamers. To simulate the touch functionality of a tablet, inputs such as typing, wiping or shaking a mobile device can be replaced by appropriate keyboard or mouse actions. In addition to special buttons for "skill shots" or a "look around" special mouse controls for perspective movements and drag-and-drop actions in 3D games are possible. Other features include working with macros, a "boss key", the support of gamepads and a "virtual localization". It allows you to simulate any location and access foreign play store content.