Enjoy your Android apps and games on your Windows PC
Nox Player doesn't just let you run Android apps on your Windows or Mac computer. It also comes with many useful settings and features such as gamepad support. Learn more by reading the review.
Everyone can experience the performance of the latest Zenphone or Galaxy phones with Nox.
With the Nox emulator, you can create an Android virtual phone that has the same specs as high-end phones or better. The Android emulator lets you set the CPU and RAM of the program as well as the phone model of the program.
This feature is not only useful for running nearly any Android apps, but you can also use it to test your software on certain phones.
There is no problem starting up Nox and opening any games. But, the program will crash if there are too many things are happening within the game like so many enemies populating the screen. Sometimes the Android emulator will stop working for no reason.
You can connect nearly any gamepads that work on Windows or Mac computers such as the Xbox One controller, and PS4 Dual Shock 4. You can also map the touchscreen buttons to your gamepad buttons and analog input easily with the Nox Simulate Touchpad.
Nox lets you line up virtual pad buttons on the screen of a game or app. You can set the virtual pad buttons with your gamepad, keyboard, or mouse.
Where can you run this program?
The Nox App Player is available for computers running on the Windows (7,8,8.1, and 10), Linux and macOS.
Is there a better alternative?
BlueStacks is a good alternative to Nox when it comes to reliability. You can install the free version that contains ads and sponsored apps while the paid version removes both of them. The problem with this Android emulator is the slow launch. BlueStacks crashes often or takes a long time to load before it shows the app icons.
The virtual pad buttons make it possible to play any games that do not support gamepads. What you need to expect while using Nox is the random crashes. The Android emulator will just freeze or stop working from time to time. Take note that this mostly happens while playing high-end games that take up too much CPU and RAM resources.
Should you download it?
Yes. Notwithstanding some crashes, Nox is highly reliable when it comes to emulating nearly any Android apps.
- Already rooted
- PC gamepads support
- Fast start-up
- Emulated touch mapping
- Custom performance
- Random crashes
- Lag issues