Android emulators are surprisingly popular. Playing mobile games on your PC has a lot of advantages. You can use your mouse and keyboard for controls, and you can play games without burning through your phone’s battery. Productive folks can take advantage of mobile apps for basically the same reason. Emulating Android on a computer is a lot easier than it used to be. We’ll show you the best Android emulators for both PC and Mac.

The list is quite a bit shorter than it used to be. Many of the bigger competitors have gone out of business without much in the way of replacements. With Microsoft introducing Android apps and games support in Windows 11, we anticipate this list to get even shorter as people start migrating to the easiest option. Check out the very bottom of the article to check out former entrants and what happened to them.