The Android app store has millions of apps and games to choose from and is the largest mobile app store in the world. However, it doesn’t offer its users everything they want, and it’s not easy for Android users to download third-party content anymore. Most of the time, the device has to be rooted, and not everyone wants to do that, given the risks involved. That’s where ACMarket comes in, an alternative store offering thousands of third-party apps without the need to root your device first. And now you can even download and use it on your Mac computer.
How to Download ACMarket on Mac:
Because ACMarket was made for mobile devices, it doesn’t officially support desktop use. However, there is a simple way to use it on your Mac – download a free Android emulator. We recommend using Nox Player or BlueStacks as they are both reliable, fast emulators, and easy to set up. And both have full support for macOS too.
Here are the steps to follow:
Download either Nox or BlueStacks using the official websites
Once downloaded, launch your desktop browser and go to the Official ACMarket website. From there, download the latest ACMarket APK file for the app onto your Mac.
If you haven’t already got a Google account, you should set one up. They are free, and you will need one for signing into your emulator.
Open your Android emulator, sign in using your Google account, and leave it to set up. This can take a few minutes, so be patient.
Once it’s all set up, type ACMarket into the search bar on the home page.
Click the result ad ACMarket will be installed. When you see the icon on the emulator home page, it’s done, and you can use the ACMarket app store on your Mac.
How to Use ACMarket on Mac:
Using ACMarket on your Mac is as easy as using it on your Android device:
Launch the emulator and click the ACMarket icon.
When the app store opens, search for what you want to download and click it.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install the app.
When it’s installed, you can use it the same way as any other app on your Mac.
ACMarket Errors and Solutions:
Although most issues with ACMarket happen on a mobile device, there are a couple that you might face on your Mac computer. They are easy enough to fix:
ACMarket Not Installed
There could be a couple of reasons for this, and two things may fix it:
Method 1: Clear Package Installer Cache and Data
Open the Settings app on your Mac and go to the Apps section.
Tap on System
Tap on Package Installer
Tap the options to Clear Cache and Clear data
ACMarket should now install properly.
Method 2: Clear Some Space on Your Computer
One of the biggest issues behind apps not installing is not enough space. Now, while this is unlikely to happen on most Mac computers, there will be the occasion when you have so much other stuff on there that space really is at a premium. The only thing you can do here is clear some space. Uninstall any apps you no longer use, go through your file system and delete anything you don’t need, clear your recycle bin, and move your media files to the cloud or another storage device. It would help if you also had at least 2GB of RAM free on your computer.
ACMarket Stopped Working
Again, there is more than one reason why this could happen and more than one solution to fixing it:
Method 1: Reset App Preferences
Locate your App Manager on your Mac computer
Click on All Apps
Click on Reset App Preferences
Click on Reset Now
ACMarket should now work.
Method 2: Clear Package Installer Data and Cache
Open your Mac Settings app
Go to App Manager and click on System Apps
Click on Package Installer
Click on Clear Data and then Clear Cache
Those are the issues that you are most likely to face using ACMarket on your Mac computer, and, as you can see, they are pretty simple to fix.
Frequently Asked Questions:
We do get quite a few questions asked about ACMarket, not surprising given the unofficial nature of the app. We’ve provided the answers to the most common ones for you here.
Is ACMarket Free to Use?
Yes, it is completely free to download and use. The developers will never charge you to use the app store or for any of the content in it. The Android emulator is also free to use. What you may find in ACMarket are a few ads. These are how the developers make their money, allowing them to give you all this content for free, and you will find these ads in any free app. However, they are not intrusive and will not spoil your enjoyment of the app store.
How Safe is ACMarket?
ACMarket is 100% safe to use, and millions of people use it the world over. Many have even chosen it as their primary app store, ahead of the Google Play Store. It is a fast and secure way of downloading apps and games, but, as with any unofficial content, you should make sure you use reputable antivirus software on your Mac to make sure.
Can ACMarket be Used on Any Platform?
Officially, it is an Android platform, but by using an Android emulator, you can use it on your Mac. It even works on Windows PCs, too, but the emulator is the only way to use it.
I Have a Warranty on my Mac – Will Using This Void it?
No. ACMarket is a legal app to use. You don’t need to do anything special to download it, it doesn’t need special permissions, and everything in it is perfectly safe and legal to use too. And it won’t get in the way of anything else running on your Mac, it won’t interfere with your system, and it won’t break the security systems on your Mac either.
Can I Use Android Game Emulators?
Yes, and ACMarket offers a few for you to use. They are nothing more than a bit of software that makes your Mac think it is a game console, so you can play your favorite console games right there on your Mac. The emulators offer gaming from Nintendo, PPSSPP, PlayStation, and many more.
ACMarket is a great app store, and using it on your Mac computer gives you so many benefits. Not only do you get thousands of apps and games to choose from, but you can take full advantage of all the resources your Mac offers too.