Download and install it, as shown below.
Click the "LET'S GO" button and log in to a Google account. You'll need to provide a Google login.
When it's done, you'll see the BlueStacks home page, as shown below.
TroubleshootingIf Bluestacks won't start, or freezes, it's usually a problem with the graphics settings.
Use Task Manager to kill Bluestacks and start it again. While it's starting, at the top right, click the gear icon.
In Settings, click the Engine tab. Try different settings, such as OpenGL, as shown below. It may also help to use a lower resolution on the Display tab.
To do that, some adjustments are needed in VMware Settings.
Launch "Windows Firewall", as shown below.
On the left side, click "Turn Windows Firewall on or off".
Check both "Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended)" buttons, as shown below.
On your Windows machine, in Control Panel, open the Firewall utility and turn off the Firewall.
Right-click "Command Prompt" and click "Run as Administrator".
In the Administrator Command Prompt window, execute this command:
You should see a LISTENING port on the loopback address, as shown below.
netstat -an | findstr "5555"
To see that it's working, execute this command:
netsh interface portproxy add v4tov4 listenport=5556 listenaddress=0.0.0.0 connectport=5555 connectaddress=127.0.0.1
You should see a LISTENING port on the arbitrary address "0.0.0.0", as shown below.
netstat -an | findstr "5556"
Find the IP address of the interface that goes to the host, which is usually "eth0", as highlighted in the image below.
On the host computer, execute ipconfig and find the interface address that's on the same subnet as the Kali machine.
You see a device attached, as shown below.
apt update apt install android-tools-adb -y adb connect 172.16.123.1:5556 adb devices -l