Learn how to get Clash of Clans for Windows PC, Windows 7, 8 and XP with step by step guide.
Do you remember the days when you first used your PlayStation? We can say one thing for sure that you must be very happy that day. But now things have changed a lot. These days most of the people play their favorite games on desktop or PC. A majority of the people own smartphones and they can play their favorite games on their smartphones. In other words, now you don’t have to wait to get back to your home in order to play your favorite game. You can start playing your favorite game whether you are at your office or in your car waiting for your wife.
Clash of Clans is a very popular game among the smartphone users. In this article, we will show you how you can play Clash of Clans on Windows PC. Below, we have described everything in detail. You just need to read the instructions carefully and make sure that you don’t skip a step.
Heard about Clash of Clans for the First Time?
Clash of Clans is a popular app and many of you might already be using it. Still, there must be some users who might have never heard about Clash of Clans. It is one of the most popular apps and if you don’t believe us feel free to visit the Google Play Store and the App Store and find the truth yourself. Clash of Clans is for you if you love strategy games. There are many things you do in this game such as building your own clan, constructing buildings etc. You also train your troops to fight against the other clan in order to get their gold. To double the fun, you can play the game online with the community.
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Supercell developed and launched Clash of Clans. And since the release of Clash of Clans, it has smashed many records held by other game apps. After Clash of Clans, Supercell also released Hay Day and Boom Beach but Clash of Clans remains them all-time best app.
Play Clash of Clans on Desktop
What you will say if we tell you that you can enjoy your favorite game on your desktop. The best thing about smartphones is that you can easily carry your smartphones anywhere. So you can play Clash of Clans anywhere you want. Most of the smartphones have 5 or 5.5-inch display. You will be happy to know that there is a way to play your favorite game on your 30-inch monitor.
One thing you should know is that Supercell hasn’t released the desktop version of the app yet. But still, we have found a way to play Clash of Clans on PC or Mac. And it is only possible when we use an Android emulator like BlueStacks. There are many Android emulators available but BlueStack is the best option for them.
Let’s have a look at the highlight features of BlueStacks.
- So far millions of users have shown their faith in BlueStacks. It is rightly said that numbers don’t lie because the app has been downloaded millions of times. You can trust BlueStacks without worrying about viruses or bugs.
- BlueStacks has won the trust of hundreds of experts and millions of users worldwide. We can say that it is the best app of its kind.
- You don’t have to spend your hard earned money to buy the app because it is available for free. There are no hidden fees or subscription costs.
In this article, we will walk you through the process of downloading and installing BlueStacks on your desktop.
Download Clash of Clans using BlueStacks
Now we are going to show you the detailed procedure following which you can get Clash of Clans on your desktop. The very first thing you need is the Google Play account. If you always have been using Apple products and never used an Android device then you will have to arrange an Android device. You can also borrow an Android device from your friend. You must have at least one friend who uses an Android device and has a Google account. Remember, you should only download BlueStacks from the Google Play Store and don’t go to any other website to download the app.
Read the following instructions. You just have to do as instructed below.
- Go to BlueStacks on your PC or Mac and click the download button.
- A file with extension .dmg or .exe will be downloaded and installed on your system (Mac or PC). Go to the folder where the file is saved and double-click the file to open it. Mac users may have to drag the app to their applications folder and PC users may have to go through the installation process.
- You must have a Google Account if you want to download .apk app files. For some security reasons Google only allows Android devices download .apk app files. So you have to setup BlueStacks with Google Play account to let Google know that you have a registered device to use.
Remember, we are going through all this trouble because we need .apk file. There are other places from where you can download the same file but it may contain bugs or virus.
- We are assuming that you have got Google Play setup successfully in the previous step. Launch BlueStacks and click the “1 click sync” button. You click this button in order to sync your Google Play account to BlueStacks. Now all the apps you previously had on your Android device are available on BlueStacks. Next, you will go to the setup process by simply entering your Google login information.
- Hope that you have successfully synced your Google Play account to BlueStacks in the last step. There is a search icon at the upper right side. Click the icon and enter “Clash of Clans” in the search bar. Find Clash of Clans in the search results and then download and install it.
- When it’s done, go to settings and then go to Google Plus icon. You should be able to login now. Now you can start playing Clash of Clans on BlueStacks.
Apps like BlueStacks
BlueStacks is not the only Android emulator available out there. There are also other Android emulators you can use to play Clash of Clans on your PC. We have talked about some other emulators below. Let’s have a look at them.
You can use Andyroid where you used BlueStacks in the step by step procedure given above. Reviews of Andyroid are also good. Previously, Andyroid for Mac was not available but now it is available. Simply go to the Andyroid website at www.andyroid.net and there you can find Andyroid emulator for both Mac and PC.
Genymotion has been successful in attracting the attention of the users. Currently, nearly one hundred thousand active users and more than one and half million developers have used Genymotion and they have good things to say about it. Those who want to save money can use indie version of Genymotion.
How to Sync Old Clash of Clans Game with BlueStacks
Do you know that there is a way to import Clash of Clans to BlueStacks? Here we will show you how to do it. Firstly, you will have to go through the normal tutorial play in order to be able to select the Settings button. Once you have run through the normal tutorial, go to Settings button and then go to “link a device”. This is how you link your PC to your Android or Apple device like iPhone that you would use to play Clash of Clans. Don’t forget to change your PC or Mac to be the new device.
Now pick up your Android or Apple device and go to settings and select that this is the old device. You may be asked if you want this device linked to another account. You will choose to link the device to another device and this is how you will be allowed to link it to BlueStacks. You will enter a new code provided by the Clash of Clans for the new device.
If things go right, you will have successfully synced your old Clash of Clans account with new BlueStacks app. To apply the changes, you may have to restart the BlueStacks.
Clash of Clans with PC for Andyroid
Above we used BlueStacks which is a popular Android emulator. Now, we will use another emulator Andyroid which has also gained the trust of developers and millions of users worldwide. Some people prefer Andyroid because it works well on Mac. Firstly, you will have to download the app just like you downloaded BlueStacks and then install it. After you have successfully installed the app, you will login to your Google Play account and download the Clash of Clans app. You will surely appreciate the compatibility of Andyroid with your graphics card. There are almost no glitches.
There are some other advantages of using Andyroid instead of BlueStacks. For instance, when using Andyroid, you don’t have to verify your Google Play account because Andyroid lets you verify using the app. BlueStacks requires you to have an Android device to register your account with, but that is not the case with Andyroid. You can do without having an Android device.
How to Use Clash of Clans without Touch Screen?
Playing Clash of Clans on your PC is a different kind of experience because there are chances that your computer screen is not a touchscreen. So, you will play the game just like you play other games on your PC using mouse and keyboard. You will use your mouse button to attack. Make sure that your PC has an up to date graphic card otherwise you may experience delays.
Zoom in/out → Holds down the control key and scroll with your mouse scroll button.
Hold down the control key and press + or – key to zoom in or zoom out.
How to Switch Playing Clash of Clans on a New Device?
Are you playing a game on your Android or iPhone? Well, there is a way you can start playing the same game on your PC. You just have to do one thing, link the game to your Game Center account. And you can do this by simply linking your current game on your iPhone or Android to the Game Center. This is how you can sync the account. In this way, you can play the game on both, your PC and smartphone. For instance, you are playing the game on your PC at home or office and on your smartphone when you are at your friend’s place. This is how you can easily make the switch whenever you want. Keep one thing in your mind that when you load the game on one device you are automatically logged out on the previous device.
Above you have seen how smoothly you can switch from your computer to your smartphone. But, the problem comes when you have two devices running different operating systems. For instance, if you have a PC and an iPhone then it will be difficult to go and forth between two totally different operating systems. In such a case, you better start a separate game to use on your PC.
In this article, we have shown you how to get Clash of Clans on your Windows PC. We also explained how you can switch playing your favorite game on a new device.