How to use your browser as emulator

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • Emulation is great because it allows you to run games from other platforms on your PC.
  • Did you know that you can run emulators in your web browser?
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Emulators are a great way to experience old games on your PC, but did you know that there are certain emulators that work in your web browser?

That’s right, there are various emulators available online and you can run them right from your browser. In today’s article, we’ll show you how to do that.

How do I use browser as an emulator?

1. Visit emulator websites

  1. Visit any emulator website.
  2. Select the type of console you wish to emulate.
  3. Choose the desired game and wait for it to load.
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  4. Once the game is loaded, you should be able to play it right from your browser.

There are many emulator websites, and all of them work on the same principle, so you can use them without even signing up.

You can easily emulate games in your browser, but for the best performance, it’s advised to use a gaming browser such as Opera GX.

This browser supports customization and you can choose between different themes, wallpapers, and highlight colors. There’s also Twitch integration, allowing you to keep a close eye on your favorite streamers.

The browser also has a GX Control feature that allows you to limit the number of resources your browser uses and ensure that other processes are running smoothly.

Opera GX also has a built-in adblocker which will come in handy if you’re playing games in your browser. As for security, there’s a free built-in VPN with unlimited bandwidth available.

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Opera GX

Play timeless classics in an ultra-modern environment by turning the world's best browser for gamers into a retro game emulator.

Running emulators and playing old games in your browser is simple, and we hope that you found our guide useful.

FAQ: Learn more about emulators

  • Can you play emulator games online?

Yes, you can play emulator games online on various websites that host them.

  • What is an online emulator?

An online emulator is a website that can emulate and run older games in your web browser.

  • Are emulator games safe?

Emulator games are usually safe, but they might be hosted on malicious websites.

  • Can ROMs have viruses?

No, ROM files can’t have viruses since they are usually a direct copy of the original game.