Kik is one of the famous instant messaging app for smart phones, that works through internet either by WiFi or 4G/3G mobile data. If you like to install and use Kik instant messenger for PC on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 and even on Mac OS X Mavericks and Yosemite, you can follow below easy guide. I will be showing how to install kik for PC and Mac. As you aware, Kik App is specifically built for smart phones like Android, iPhone, Blackberry and Windows phones. Even though there are plenty of similar instant messaging apps available in the market, but Kik is famous for photo, video sharing and their friendly user interface. Since Android applications development have been increased dramatically in recent times, you could find lots on similar instant messaging apps on Google Play.
Kik app can be used to chat with your friends, send text messages, share videos and pictures for free through internet connectivity. Currently there are more than 120 million users using this fast and simple app around the world, you can check more from their home page here.
To install Kik for PC or Mac OS X, on a computer, we need to have an Android emulator. Basically android emulator allows users to install and use most of the Android apps on their computers or other non supported hardware including Apple computers. We have used Bluestacks for below demonstration purpose, Bluestacks is one of the leading Android emulator you can download for free.
Kik For PC, How to Install on Windows 7 & Windows 8.1, 8
1) Download and install Bluestacks on Windows- click this link to see the guide.
2) After configuring Bluestacks and Google play account on the Android emulator, search for Kik on Google Apps play store.
3) Installation is very simple and straight forward. You can install the Kik messenger for PC like installing on a smart phone but on Android Emulator.
You can use your existing account or create a new account from the login screen. Make sure you have working internet connection on the Windows 8 or Windows 7 computer so that can be used inside Bluestacks emulator.
You can start using Kik for PC almost instantly even if you are new user for this app. Here is the working messenger app on Windows 8.1 PC by Bluestacks emulator.
If you are a serious user of this famous instant messenger application, then having it on a PC would be an great fun for you. Earlier we have published a guide about using another famous app IMO on Windows or Mac OS X PC with supported browser.
Steps to kik for Mac OS X, How to Use it?
The below steps show you how to install kik for Mac on any Mac OS X including Mavericks, Mountain Lion and even on latest Yosemite by using Android emulator.
As said earlier, an Android emulator is required for this purpose. We will install Bluestacks Android emulator on Mac first then install the app on it.
5) Download and install Bluestacks on Mac as shown in our earlier guide.
6) You will be needing to setup Google account to access Google Play and download apps on Bluestacks.
You can also use 1MobileMarket app to download and install.
7) Install the kik on Mac and launch it.
8.) If you have the login already, you can use it now on Mac OS X, otherwise create a new user name from the app.
9) That’s it, you have successfully installed and activated kik app on Mac computer (desktop or laptop). Now you can use it as using it on a smartphone.
By using Android emulator on Mac, you can install almost any smart phone apps on Mac OS X. The experience would be slightly in lower side, but you will have the all working apps on your Mac laptop or desktop.
I hope this guide would be useful to install Kik messenger for computers and Mac computers by using Android emulator.