The entertainment scenery has been constantly growing and evolving to find us wherever we are. Today, you can easily stream your movies, series, and music just by the simple click of a button on your mobile device. Many entertainment companies are continually rolling in new apps that help them get across to their viewers even better.
Unfortunately, some of the best entertainment apps in this category such as the SonyLIV app remain constrained to android devices. This is a major hurdle especially considering the app is among the best entertainment applications in the market today. Fortunately for those who would like to install the app on their PC, there is a solution.
The SonyLIV app is an Android application that allows its users to access a good number of entertainment channels. For an amount, the service provider allows you to access a great array of entertainment programs, especially in the Indian region.
Unfortunately, this app does not have a PC version and therefore locks out people who do not use Android devices. Fortunately, however, there is a way to use the app directly on your PC without having to use any android device. Using the app on PC requires the user to first download BlueStacks android emulator.
Downloading BlueStacks Application
BlueStacks is free software available directly from their website. The software simulates an Android environment on your pc, therefore, allowing its users to conveniently install and use Android applications on their PCs. To download BlueStacks, go onto your browser and navigate onto the BlueStacks official website. On the site, find the download section and locate the download icon.
Depending on whatever PC platform you are using (Windows or Mac) select your preferred BlueStacks setup file. Click on the download icon to start downloading the BlueStacks application set up onto your computer. Since the setup file may be large, it may take some time to complete your download especially if you are on slow internet speeds.
Once successfully downloaded, navigate onto your “downloads” folder on your pc or whatever directory you downloaded to. Here, you will find the downloaded setup file ready for installation. It is recommended that you verify that you have enough installation space before beginning your installation. If you have confirmed you have enough storage to support the installation, double-click on the setup file to begin BlueStacks installation.
Like most other applications, the installation will start an installation wizard. This wizard will guide you through the installation. Since BlueStacks is relatively large, it may again take some time to complete the installation. Once completed, you can start the app and get familiar with its functionalities.
Downloading the app
To install the SonyLIV app, you will first have to download the installation file. Fortunately, the file is available from a number of sources on the internet. For purposes of this article, you may find Apkmania and Uptodown as worthwhile sources for the app’s installation file. On either of the sites you choose, search for the SonyLIV app and download it onto your computer. The installation file (usually with the extension “.apk”) is usually not too big and should only take few moments to download.
On successful download, go onto your download location and open to see the downloaded file. If complete, the file will show a BlueStacks icon on it. This indicates that the app has built an association with BlueStacks as your preferred software to open the apk file with. You can now simply double click on the SonyLIV app apk file to begin installation onto BlueStacks. A progress bar will appear indicating the status of the installation. On completion, the BlueStacks app will notify you of the successful installation.
Having followed all the above steps successfully, all you have to do now is use the app. You can do this by navigating onto the BlueStacks app and opening the app drawer. The app drawer displays a number of icons for all installed apps. Find the icon for SonyLIV app and click on it to launch the app. Once the app launches, it will give you access to all features and functionalities in exactly the same interface as with other android based devices. You can now stream and watch movies, series and other interesting programs directly on your pc using the SonyLIV app. Don’t be a captive of your circumstance, install the BlueStacks app and gain access to the wide repository of Android applications.