If you are an android developer then you may know that you can run your Android projects using Android Virtual Device (AVD) or using your android smartphone connected to computer. As an android programmer I use AVD. But Android Virtual Device (AVD) takes lot of time for starting first time. Each time we run project it takes again lot of time. Its really irritating for people like me who have 4GB of RAM, because AVD and Android studio consumes lot of RAM and hangs the system.
Today I was searching for this and found a great solution. There is another way to run Android Studio projects using Bluestacks. Bluestacks is an android emulator that is capable of running android applications in computer. It consumes very less memory and also runs project fast as compared to AVD. It can be great option in case your AVD is not working. So below I am sharing some simple steps by which you can connect Android Studio to Bluestacks and then run android projects.
How to Connect Android Studio to Bluestacks
1. First of all start Bluestacks. If you don’t have Bluestacks installed in your computer then you can download it from below link.
2. Now open Android Studio and then open your project.
3. Click on Run button located at the top of Android Studio window.
4. A new window will open that will automatically detect the Bluestacks.
5. Now just select it and click on OK button to run your project.
Below I have added a video tutorial that will help you.
This was the simple method to run Android Studio projects using Bluestacks emulator. Comment below if you are getting any problem.