In this article we will show you how you can download and install FaceTime for windows with the help of BlueStacks emulator. FaceTime is an Apple exclusive app and is officially not available on any other platform. However, here we have a workaround for you that will let you use this incredible app on your Windows based computer or laptop.
Here are some of the things you would love to know:
- By following our guide, you will be able to run FaceTime on Windows 10 computer without any hassles
- FaceTime is not available on the Android devices yet and there is no workaround for it. But, you can use Google Hangouts as its alternative
- With FaceTime pc version you can make high-quality video calls. You can also make the audio calls
- What’s really amazing is the fact that audio and video calling are totally free as long as you have internet connection available. It will use data from your mobile plan or Wi-Fi
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Get BlueStacks on Your PC First
If you haven’t installed BlueStacks emulator on your PC, make sure that you get it first.
Downloading and installing BlueStacks is very easy. All you need to do is visit the link http://www.bluestacks.com/download.html?utm_campaign=homepage-dl-button and the download process will start automatically. But, it may ask you to choose the location where the file will be saved.
Once the file has been downloaded, locate it on your hard disk and double click on it to start the installation process. Follow the simple onscreen instructions and BlueStacks will be installed on your computer in no time.
FaceTime was announced by Apple CEO Steve Jobs on June 7, 2010 at the 2010 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference with iPhone 4. The “FaceTime” name was purchased by Apple from FaceTime Communications which was a success. Apple users are aware of Facetime on their Iphones, Ipads and MAC.
How to Install FaceTime on PC
Now that you have BlueStacks installed on your computer, you can download FaceTime for Windows as well. Follow these simple steps:
- Launch BlueStacks and sign in with your Google ID and password (as if you are signing into your Android phone or tablet)
- Download the APK file of FaceTime from the following link: https://docs.google.com/uc?id=0B6pzrvqu1IeUeWdxM2lFOEczYlE&export=download
- Locate the folder in which the APK file is saved
- Right click on the APK file and choose ‘Open with’
- Now choose BlueStacks to open the file with
- The app will get installed on your PC now
That’s it. Now all you need to do to use FaceTime is launch the BlueStacks app, find the FaceTime app icon and double click it.
Remember that since you have installed FaceTime app using BlueStacks, it will only be available within the BlueStacks environment. You will first need to launch BlueStacks in order to access the app. You cannot access it directly from the Windows menu or Desktop.
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Features of FaceTime
FaceTime for PC comes packed with a number of exciting features. Let’s take a look at some of them:
- You don’t necessarily have to keep the app open in the full screen mode while having a video conversation with someone. If you need to use another app, you can switch to the preview mode and a small window will appear on your device while you will work with other apps.
- The call quality offered by FaceTime app is very high.
- You can jump the same video call from one device to another without any interruption. Let’s say you are on a FaceTime call with your friend on your iPhone but now you wish to use the iPad for the same call but without disconnecting the call and without having to start a new call. You can launch FaceTime on your iPad and the call continuity will be maintained. You just need to make sure that you are signed in to both the devices using the same Apple ID.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :
Q1. Do I get charged anything for using FaceTime?
Ans : FaceTime app is completely free to use. Apple does not charge you anything for this app. However, you may be charged for data usage depending upon your plan. It depends upon how much data you have available with your mobile provider or Wi-Fi service provider.
Q2. I can’t see FaceTime on my iPhone. What could be the reason?
Ans : You may have accidentally disabled FaceTime feature on the phone. You will need to enable it again. Go to Settings menu and choose Messages. Drag the slider by FaceTime to the right to enable it.
Q3. Who can I make video calls to using FaceTime?
Ans : You can make calls to all the iOS and Mac users who use FaceTime and are in your contact list. FaceTime does not support cross app or cross platform calling.
FaceTime is one of the best apps for making video calls to friends and family. However, it is not available officially on the Windows platform. We have this workaround for you, which should work successfully. However, there is no guarantee as this is still in the testing phase.