How To Get Android Paid Apps From Google Play Store On BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Empire How To How To Get Android Paid Apps From Google Play Store On BlackBerry 10BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 was recently released with the ability to install Android apps (APKs) straight from your BlackBerry device. There are also third party clients such as Snap which act as a Google Play Store client. Snap recently updated to v2.0 with the ability to download previously purchased Android apps, the tricky part is how to purchase these paid apps from the Google Play Store without an Android device and download them to your BlackBerry 10 device, this how-to will show you how to do just that.

In order to accomplish this you must have:

  • A BlackBerry 10 device running OS 10.2.1.1055 or above
  • The latest Snap .BAR file, which can be obtained from the developer’s website here (if you need help sideloading this onto your BlackBerry 10 device follow this incredible guide)
  • BlueStacks (App Player that lets you run mobile apps fast and fullscreen on Windows and Mac.) – Windows version could be downloaded here, Mac version here
  • Google Account

Once you have Snap sideloaded to your BlackBerry 10 device and BlueStacks installed on your Mac or PC you will then startup the BlueStacks program. Will look something like this:

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This is the Google Play Store client on my PC, next step is to search for a paid up. I will be purchasing an app then downloading it to my BlackBerry 10 device using Snap.

I searched for Tapatalk, I will buy purchasing Tapatalk Pro:

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BlueStacks BlackBerry 10 Paid 615x355 How To Get Android Paid Apps From Google Play Store On BlackBerry 10To purchase click on the dollar amount as shown on the image above.

BlueStacks Tapatalk 615x343 How To Get Android Paid Apps From Google Play Store On BlackBerry 10After clicking on buy it will ask you to enter your Google Account information, along with payment info. Once purchase has completed open up Snap on your BlackBerry 10 device and search for the app you purchased, in this case I will search for Tapatalk Pro:

IMG 20140202 212447 615x615 How To Get Android Paid Apps From Google Play Store On BlackBerry 10 IMG 20140202 212632 615x615 How To Get Android Paid Apps From Google Play Store On BlackBerry 10 IMG 20140202 212639 615x615 How To Get Android Paid Apps From Google Play Store On BlackBerry 10There you have it you can now download your already purchased paid app onto your BlackBerry 10 device through Snap, if you try to download a paid app from Snap that you have not yet paid for using the above method through BlueStacks you will get hit with a message like this:

IMG 20140202 212817 615x615 How To Get Android Paid Apps From Google Play Store On BlackBerry 10If you have any questions feel free to drop a comment below and we would be glad to walk you through purchasing apps. You can always purchase directly from Google Play Store website and testing your luck then downloading your paid apps using Snap, but without an App Player like BlueStacks you may run into problems.

 How To Get Android Paid Apps From Google Play Store On BlackBerry 10
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 How To Get Android Paid Apps From Google Play Store On BlackBerry 10

Comments

  1. RIMperator author says

    You don’t even need to go through Bluestacks. Just open the browser on your mac or pc and purchase the app on google play. After this it becomes available to download through Snap. This has become really, really handy ….

    • author says

      Correct. Just make sure you are logged into Snap on your BlackBerry 10 device so Google Play could pick up a device and you could purchase via the web.

  2. otavio author says

    I am running 10.2.1.537, just upgraded my Z10 yesterday. Am I able to download Android apps using this software?

    Thanks.

  3. sam author says

    Hi
    I have a BB10
    If i want the Anariod version of Whatsapp, what will happen to all my history and groups once i download whatsapp from snap on my bb device?

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