How to Play Among Us on Mac

How to Play Among Us on Mac

Among Us isn’t available for macOS, but you can still play it on your Mac. The iOS version works just fine on M1 Macs, and you can play the Android version on your Intel Mac with the BlueStacks Android emulator. Since both solutions involve the mobile app, playing Among Us on Mac is totally free.

Before you proceed any further, make sure that your installation of macOS is fully updated. If you don’t have the latest version of macOS, you may experience an issue where BlueStacks just doesn’t work.

How to Play Among Us on Mac

If you have an Intel Mac, the only way to play Among Us is to download and set up an Android emulator. If you don’t want to do that, and you have Bootcamp, you can also just boot into Windows and get Among Us through Steam.

This method uses an Android emulator, but the Among Us developer supports this as an official way for Mac users to play. Unlike some developers that will ban you for using an emulator, that is unlikely to happen in this case. If you’re concerned, you can also play Among Us on an Intel Mac by dual booting Windows and using the Windows game client instead.

Here’s how to get Among Us on an Intel Mac:

  1. Download, install, and set up BlueStacks.

  2. Launch BlueStacks.

    BlueStacks installing on an Intel Mac.

    If Bluestacks doesn’t work, make sure that macOS is fully updated and that you’ve installed the latest version of Bluestacks. You may also need to uninstall Visual Box before installing Bluestacks, and you need to make sure to give Bluestacks permission to run when prompted.

  3. Click LET’S GO on the My Apps tab.

    BlueStacks on an Intel Mac.
  4. Log into your Google account.

    Signing into Google through BlueStacks.
  5. When the emulated Android desktop appears, click the App Center tab.

    The emulated Android desktop in BlueStacks on Mac.
  6. Type Among Us into the search field in the upper right corner, and press enter.

    The BlueStacks App Center.
  7. Locate Among Us in the search results, and click Install.

    Among Us search results in BlueStacks.
  8. Wait for the Among Us page to appear in the Google Play Store, and click Install.

    The Among Us Google Play Store listing in BlueStacks.
  9. Wait for the app to download, and click Open.

    Among Us ready to open on a Mac.
  10. Select touch controls or joystick controls, set your control options, and click OK.

    Among Us settings in BlueStacks on Mac.
  11. Click GOT IT.

    BlueStacks on Mac.
  12. Click I Understand.

    The Among Us privacy policy in BlueStacks on Mac.
  13. You’re ready to start playing Among Us.

    Among Us running on an Intel Mac using BlueStacks.

How to Play Among Us on An M1 Mac

If you have an M1 Mac, you have a much easier path to play Among Us. Instead of emulating Android with Bluestacks, you can just download and play the iOS version of Among Us. M1 Macs are capable of playing iOS games natively. Some iOS games aren’t available in the macOS app store, but Among Us is.

Here’s how to play Among Us on your M1 Mac:

  1. Open the App Store, and type Among Us into the search field in the upper left corner.

    The search bar highlighted in the Mac App Store.
  2. On the search results page, click the iPad and iPhone apps tab.

    The Mac App Store search results for Among Us with the iPhone and iPad tab highlighted.
  3. Locate Among Us in the list of apps, and click Get.

    Among Us results in the Mac App Store.
  4. Wait for the app to download, and click INSTALL.

    Among Us on Mac ready to install.
  5. If prompted, enter your Apple ID and password and click Get.

    The App Store sign in prompt.
  6. Click Open.

    Among Us ready to play on an M1 Mac.

    Among Us will also be available in your Applications folder at this point, so you can also open it from there or by typing Among Us into Spotlight.

  7. You’re ready to start playing Among Us.

    Among Us running natively on an M1 Mac.
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