Minecraft for PC

Written by Mojang

  • Release date: 2019-01-08
  • Current version: 1.8.1
  • File size: 263.64 MB
  • Compatibility: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista and Macintosh OS

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Download and install Minecraft on your Laptop or Desktop computer

4.5 Rating: 4.5 - 650,016 votes

If you want to install and use the Minecraft app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:

Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac

Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software here

Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac

Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.

Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type Minecraft in the search bar and press Search. Click on Minecraft application icon. A window of Minecraft on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Step 4: for Mac OS

Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use this app for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one

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Thank you for reading this tutorial. Have a nice day!

Minecraft Software Features and Description

Cats and pandas are available right meow, for free! Explore infinite worlds and build everything from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off dangerous mobs. Create, explore and survive alone or play with friends on all different devices. EXPAND YOUR GAME: Marketplace - Discover the latest community creations in the marketplace! Get unique maps, skins, and texture packs from your favorite creators. Slash commands - Tweak how the game plays: you can give items away, summon mobs, change the time of day, and more. Add-Ons - Customize your experience even further with free Add-Ons! If you're more tech-inclined, you can modify data-driven behaviors in the game to create new resource packs. Minecraft Realms auto-renewable subscription info: Minecraft now comes with the option to buy Minecraft Realms. Realms is a monthly subscription service that lets you create your own always-online Minecraft world. There are currently two subscription options to choose from depending on how many people you want to invite to play in your realm simultaneously. A realm for you and 2 friends costs 3.99 USD/month (or local equivalent) and a realm for you and 10 friends cost 7.99 USD/month (or local equivalent). A 30-day trial of Minecraft Realms for you and 10 friends is available. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription. The payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and the subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, at the subscription price option you have previously selected. Your subscription can be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. There is also a button in-game that take you to these settings. If you cancel after your subscription has activated, you won't be refunded for the remaining active period of the subscription. Here are links to our privacy policy and terms of use: - Privacy policy: https://account.mojang.com/terms#privacy - Terms of use: https://account.mojang.com/terms

Top Reviews

  • Swimming update is garbage

    By TheKnownUnknown
    I’m typically not one to write a review. But when I do, it’s usually to get a point out there. Don’t read this and think “oh this must be a bad game” because it’s not. It is a good game, just this water movement update really stinks. The swimming update is so horrible, it takes me about a whole minute just to try to get out of the water because when you “jump” out of the water, the controls switch from the weird water ones with the up/down arrows on the right and the fly button in the center of the d-pad to the normal ones with the diamond jump in the center d-pad and he crouch on the right (or visa verse depending on custom settings). Due to this switch, it makes it extremely hard to get out of the water, not to mention you can either press the “fly” button while in water for move up OR you can more forward. One or the other. You can’t do what you did on land and hold the run while pressing the jump when needed, nope, you need to go to the edge of the water, “jump” up and down for a bit and hope you’re able to press the forward movement at the right time. This water update is great, BUT THE CONTROLS FOR IT ARE SO BAD! If there was an option to SWITCH back to the OLD swimming controls, then there would be no need for this review. Also, I’ve noticed a few water bugs where you get to the edge of where water is supposed to fall into a new area but dosent. (i.e. the water runs to a cliff and just stops and doesn’t run over the edge)
  • I love this game could be better plz more animals

    By iamodin999
    Ok my #1 problem is not enough animals we need wayyy more tigers lions leopards and much more! The dolphins are new and coming out soon and I think that was a huge improvement but you need a little more like mice and stuff. Secondly, make the mobs we have currently do more the dolphins should be able to eat smaller fish if they currently can’t there should be more things that are “domesticated” not just wolfs and cats like fish bowls and maybe a little new skin action for that mobs zombies should be at least able to have different cloths from Steve’s shirt to Alex’s pants and the dogs plz make some dog skins like pugs and golden retrievers not just the cats, some more types of cats and dogs and more ways to tame them and they should do more stuff like the dog for instance, can fetch items for you as long he/she’s commanded to like maybe a new button so the songs serve a purpose he cats make sense, cats usually just sit around on couches and stuff unless they’re on catnip! Add it make it happen dev’s, catnip, the world runs on catnip Thirdly more furniture that cost sticks and wool or wood and sticks in a certain order now plz make turtles domesticatable and we need to be able to ride them I’m tired of boats I mean they are cool and all we need more aquatic updates! That’s all for now plz make some of this happen thx have a good day🤣
  • Great app! But...

    By Djsull
    I for one think this app is amazing! There’s just one problem! Animals. There should definitely be more animals like sharks, whales, deer ect. Also there should be more food! Like sandwiches on the iPad they don’t have that food! Donuts, icecream , and other things like that aren’t on the iPad! There’s is also less furniture there should be like couches and chairs instead for couches I have to you use stairs! I think there should be turtles and ducks and moose and other types of bears, bee hives, birds, snakes, also there should be a portal to a dinosaur world or something like Jurassic park lol. Also I think there should be more steps to baking like you should get a bowl and a spoon and put in milk and eggs ect. There should also be more things to bake like lemon loaf muffin cupcakes other types of cake that don’t give special affects! Like a chocolate one! The should be more types of weathers randomly like hurricane or ,tsunami and occasionally not to powerful tornados and I know what you thinking people would be really mad to have tornados ruin their progress I mean I would too! I’m saying add it not picking any thing up but it/in the distance. Lastly you should make cars and bike I know you already have these probably but like for free! I hope you take this into consideration I love Minecraft I really do but I wish there could be more the game it’s self! Jauvajuice

    By StayAtHomeMomOnTheGo
    I absolutely love this game and me and my brother always play but there is a bug... when I put a CD into the Jukebox it won't play its just silent... but I have a couple ideas! I think you should add things like more dog and cat textures and collars for cats and things like toys and boats and something my little brother has always wanted is fourwheelers and trucks and cars and motorcycles and animal wise I think there should be Unicorns Zebras Foxes Squirrels And Deer and then maybe Fairylights and the CANDY DIMENSION!!!!!!!!! And a way to get to the moon and hot air balloons and shading and things like furniture like fridges and couches and chairs and sinks etc.. I love how there are no ads! And maybe detailed villagers and maybe bunk beds cabinets cat trees dog houses and what I mean about more dog textures I mean things like the dogs in Stacy Plays series dogcraft I feel like the PC version has a lot more better mods and things like that and I kinda think if you added things like this stuff you would get a lot more downloads and the app would grow and I think the app is kinda to expensive but I hope you read this and this all comes in the next year or so because I know this would take a long time BUT one more thing... things like the mod you would download for the 100 baby challenge thing for the PC version etc... hope you read this! Thank you!

Software Reviews

  • It is awesome..... but

    By traveledbat636
    I love Minecraft but my best friend cant join me we have the same internet and we are in the same room. But when she can join it says that she is unable to connect to the server. I think that the creators needs to fix that bug. It really ruins Minecraft for all of the players if there friends can’t join. Even if you spent 3 days trying to make the perfect world for your friend and you to play. I should know because I spent 3 days trying to make the perfect world for my friend and I. Then we couldn’t even play it!!!!!!!!!! The creators really need to fix it fast before I delete Minecraft!!!!!!!!!!! :(
  • Help…

    By KylahBunny
    Ok so I was going to play Minecraft with my friend and now I have to redownload it and I will lose everything
  • Amazing Game!

    By GachaTikTok
    I’ve been playing Minecraft ever since it’s first debut on pocket edition- in the really old free version! I’ve been in love with for over 5 years and I’m still holding tight on that affection for it. The only con about it is that sometimes the updates are a bit slow- but I don’t mind! Seeing YouTube videos on Minecraft’s updates always gives me ideas for when we actually obtain the blocks! The store is amazing, with so many great add-ons and behavior packs the game is so much nicer! From dinosaurs to camping, I even have it downloaded on another device just so I can have more of this spectacular game!
  • Add dinosaurs

    By Dragonlife429
    I played Minecraft for two years and I think you guys should add dinosaurs to the game because I a real Jurassic guy so if you guys can add dinosaurs I’ll give you 5 star rating
  • Custom skins don’t work

    By Scopeon
    Whenever I try to use a custom skin it becomes invalid/corrupt and I can’t enter my world with it. I really hope this bug gets fixed because I really think this is a good game
  • Great except...

    By msbwheeler
    Great game, obviously mobile controls will be a little tougher than console, only issue I have is randomly (a lot actually) while playing it glitches and my character faces the ground and destroys a block. It just randomly happens and it happens a lot. Wonder if that could be fixed or something. Most of the time it does it once then doesn’t do it again for a minute or two, but sometimes it does it like 3 or 4 times back to back. Gets very irritating.
  • GREAT but........

    The game itself is amazing but I had much difficulty signing into XBox Live😭but other than that it's like my FAVE game. and it's like the only app I ever use just wanted to let mojang that it's difficult to sign in THANKYOU!!!!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️🤘🏼💩
  • Roblox

    By dolphkillamat112211
    Roblox is better XD
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  • Creator map packs

    By Bradeniden
    I think buying worlds is awesome, especially with exclusive mobs like the dragon in the frostfall map. My only problem is that the texture and behavior pack can’t be downloaded or put onto any other existing worlds. If making the ability to download the texture and behavior packs from maps made by creators to put on your own Minecraft worlds, then in my eyes this would be the greatest game of all time. Dead serious.