Looking for a way to protect your privacy while using BlueStacks? If so, we have a solution: use a virtual private network (VPN). Not only will it increase your privacy on the Internet, but it will also allow access to restricted websites and applications.
VPNs are a great way to ensure that you can browse the internet without anyone tracking your activity. If you are interested in learning more, you have come to the right place. This article will discuss how to use a VPN with BlueStacks on a PC or Mac and explain its many benefits.
How to use a VPN with BlueStacks on Windows PC?
BlueStacks turns your Windows PC into an Android hub and allows you to download apps from the Play Store. Whether you want to protect your privacy or access different websites, we recommend that you use ExpressVPN.
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ExpressVPN is one of the most popular VPN services, one that ensures your security on all your devices.
Setting it up is easy and you can do it in two ways: installing it directly on your PC to apply it to all your traffic or installing the Android version within BlueStacks. Our recommendation is to install it on your PC because you will have a higher level of security. In addition, you will have more functions available and you can also use the VPN service for other purposes. Although installing ExpressVPN Directly on your PC is a safer option, we will also review the steps to install it on an Android device.
If you want to install ExpressVPN through BlueStacks, follow the steps below:
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- Launch BlueStacks on your PC.
- Visit ExpressVPN and sign up for an account.
- Ve a Play Store.
- Look for “ExpressVPN”And install it.
- Since you have already created an account with our discounted rate, click on “Login” and enter your email address and password.
- When a pop-up message asking for permission to configure a VPN connection appears on the screen, press “OK” to confirm.
- By default, ExpressVPN will connect you to an optimal “smart” location. You can change this by pressing three dots to the right. You can also choose the recommended locations with the best connection and speed or switch to the “All locations” tab.
- Touch the power icon to connect to the VPN server.
Now you can use BlueStacks with a VPN. Remember, if you followed these steps, the VPN is only available within BlueStacks. This is a good option if you want to protect your privacy within the application but still browse the Internet with your IP address.
As mentioned, another way is to install ExpressVPN on your computer and then launch BlueStacks. Here’s how to do it:
- Open your browser, go to ExpressVPN websiteand select “My account”.
- If you don’t have an account, create one and purchase a preferred subscription plan. If you have an account, press «Sign in».
- Press «Download for Windows» and copy the activation code.
- Click ‘Download’. A pop-up will ask if you want to allow the application to make changes to your computer. Press «Yes».
- Once ExpressVPN is installed, you will see the welcome screen with short instructions. Press “Continue” twice and then press “Configure VPN.”
- When prompted to allow the application to make changes to your computer, press “Yes.” Use the activation code and press «Continue».
- Choose whether you want ExpressVPN to start every time you turn on your computer. You can also customize these settings later.
- The application has “Smart Location” functions that select the optimal location for your computer by default. If you want to change it, press the three dots on the right.
- Press the power button to connect.
How to use a VPN with BlueStacks on a Mac
If you are using a Mac device, you can easily turn it into a virtual Android hub with BlueStacks. Using a VPN with BlueStacks ensures your privacy and prevents anyone from tracking your activity.
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You can start BlueStacks first and install a VPN like ExpressVPN for Android via the Play Store or install ExpressVPN on your Mac device. Choose the first option if you want to use a BlueStacks-only VPN and still use your IP address for other activities. But keep in mind that you will have fewer features available and that the security level will not be as high.
Here’s how to install ExpressVPN within BlueStacks:
- Open BlueStacks on your Mac device.
- Go to the Play Store and download the ExpressVPN app.
- Press “Login” and enter your email address and password, as you signed up with our discount.
- Press «OK» to allow the configuration of the VPN connection.
- You will be automatically connected to a “smart location”. To change it, press the three dots on the right. The locations in the “Recommended” tab are the ones with the best connection and speed. If you have a specific area in mind, press “All Locations” and select it.
- Once you’ve set your preferred location, press the power icon to connect.
By installing ExpressVPN through BlueStacks, you will only be protected when using the app.
If you want to install ExpressVPN directly on your Mac, you will be able to use it with BlueStacks and any other application, browser, or program. You will also have a higher level of security and more options to choose from, so this is our recommendation.
Here’s how to install ExpressVPN on your Mac device:
- Launch your browser and go to ExpressVPN website.
- Press «My account».
- Enter your username and password if you have an account. If you don’t have one, hit “Get ExpressVPN” and select your preferred subscription plan.
- Press “Download for Mac” and copy the activation code because you will need it once you install the application.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to finish installing the application.
- Use the activation code to continue with the ExpressVPN setup.
- A pop-up message will appear asking if you want ExpressVPN to start every time you start your Mac; press «Accept» or «No, thank you».
- You will see that ExpressVPN has assigned a location by default. You can change this by pressing the three dots on the right and choosing between “Recommended locations” and “All locations”.
- Press the power icon to connect.
Since you installed ExpressVPN on your Mac device, now you can start BlueStacks and your connection will be protected automatically.
BlueStacks is even better with a VPN
If you were wondering how to use a VPN with BlueStacks, we hope this article was helpful to you. You can turn your Windows PC or Mac device into an Android hub at any time with BlueStacks. The application allows you to install Android applications and run them on your device. ExpressVPN is an excellent addition that increases your privacy and security and opens access to numerous applications that are not available in your region.
Have you ever used a VPN with BlueStacks? Did you use ExpressVPN? Let us know in the comment section below.