Install and Play Subway Surfers on Mac and Windows 8.1 PC

It is one of the famous game for smart phones such as Android and iOS. Unfortunately it is not available for computers including Mac OS X and Windows Operating System PCs. You can follow these steps to install and play Subway surfers on Mac or Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 PC. Since the official app doesn’t support desktop and laptop hardware, we need to install Android emulator first then install Subway surfers on Mac and Windows 8.1.

Subway surfers is a free and highly interested game which was loved by all age group of people. If you are more interested in this game and wanted to play on all the devices you have including computers, then this guide would be useful. By using Android emulator we can install it on Windows or Mac computers like MacBook and MacPro.

Subway Surfers on Mac, Install and Play

I’m demonstrating these steps on MacBook Pro 15” retina display.  As long as you have the latest Bluestacks Android emulator which was installed properly, Subway surfers on Mac should work fine.

1) Visit the official Bluestacks page and download it for Mac OS X. Follow these steps to install it on your Mac OS X like Mountain Lion, Lion or Yosemite.

2) After configuring Google play account, search for subway surfers and install it on Mac.

Search for subway surfers game

3) Installation is very similar way how we do it in Android phone.

install the app

4) There you go. The app should be installed without any issues. You can open it up from the home screen. I have noticed that it has crashed 2 times before it started fine. So, if it happens to you, restart the Bluestacks player in Mac then open the subway surfers to play.

Playing Subway Surfers on Mac

Mac mouse track pad will not work for this game. To move ( left and right), jump and roll, use the keyboard keys.

keys in subway surfers

Subway Surfers on Windows 8.1 and Windows 8/7

This is very similar to the way how we installed Candy crush saga game on Windows 8.1.

In summary,

1. Install Bluestacks emulator on Windows 8.1, 8 and Windows 7 PC by following this guide. Make sure you are meeting the requirements ( good display card and updated Windows drivers for it) for Bluestacks. Then the game should work fine.

2. Set up the Google account for Google Play, search the game and install it.

3. Just open and start playing subway surfers in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8. Here are the keyboard keys you should use while playing the game in Windows PC.

subway surfers on Windows 8.1

We hope this guide will be useful to install and play Subway surfers on Mac and Windows 8.1, 8 and Windows 7 computers.


  1. Doesn’t work well on Win 8.1. The game screen continues to rotate and controls are backwards (ie. swipe down for jump, up for roll, right for left, and left for right). It’s not worth the headache to try to play the game like this.