NoxPlayer’s new Hyper-V version works along Google Play Games & WSA

by Claudiu Andone
Claudiu Andone
Claudiu Andone
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  • NoxPlayer is the first Android emulator that is capable of running Virtualbox and Hyper-V simultaneously.
  • That means you won't have to disable the Intel virtualization in order to play your games.
  • This software allows you to enjoy multiple games with different accounts, helps you map your keys and a lot more.
NoxPlayer Android emulator is Hyper V compatible

Hyper-V is Microsoft’s hardware virtualization product that allows you to create and run a virtual machine that acts like a full PC system.

To run it, you will need a 64-bit version of Windows 11 & 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education and a 64-bit processor by Intel and AMD capable of Second Level Address Translation (SLAT).

The CPU also has to support VM Monitor Mode Extension (VT-x on Intel CPU’s) and the RAM should be at least 4 GB.

However, you must also know that VirtualBox and VMWare cannot run with Hyper-V enabled and that’s why, if you want to run a VM, the first step is to disable this feature.

Disabling Hyper-V by using a command-line tool

That is usually a bother because you have to enter Control Panel or run a command line and change that, then restart your PC.

Well, that’s where the fun part begins because the new version of NoxPlayer is the first emulator on the market that supports Virtualbox technology and Hyper-V enabled at the same time.

How does the Hyper-V compatibility from NoxPlayer help me?

As you’ve learned from our recent articles, Windows 11’s WSA and Google Play Games are based on Hyper-V technology.

Of course, you will be able to use them, but they won’t be as feature-rich as NoxPlayer and for any other emulator, you will still have to tweak the feature and avoid the Intel virtualization technology.

Lastly, having Virtualbox and Hyper-V technology in the same product, NoxPlayer will run on any environment, whether or not your PC is Hyper-V ready or not.

This feature is especially wanted by developers that have to work in a technical environment that has Hyper-V enabled.

And, of course, NoxPlayer is great for all the users who would like to try all emulation products and want to have WSA, Google Play Games, and classic Android emulators installed on the same PC.

In addition, if tech bloggers/YouTubers would like to run some tests on their apps, they can now choose NoxPlayer.

What’s the difference between NoxPlayer and the Hyper-V version of Bluestacks?

Bluestacks has also created a new version but instead of upgrading the VirtualBox version, they released a version based entirely on Hyper-V.

That means you cannot run the emulator on Windows 10 Home and earlier OSes that don’t support Hyper-V.

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Besides that, if you’ve installed another version that’s based on VirtualBox, you won’t be able to transfer your data to the new emulator so, say goodbye to your current status if it’s saved locally. 

Thus, NoxPlayer made things a lot easier for everyone, including developers that also needed to switch between environments.

What are the best features of NoxPlayer?

1. Multi-instances

If you have more than one account for a game or want to play more than one game at the same time, NoxPlayer will make it happen.

You will be able to change the window size, access all the games easily and they will run smoothly, but that also depends on the amount of RAM on your machine, of course.

2. Keyboard and mouse mapping

Especially in action games, there can be a lot of keys and controls, and managing them with your keyboard is not always easy.

With NoxPlayer, you can map all the keys and mouse clicks in a heartbeat and then save the configuration seamlessly.

In fact, you can even change the size of their representation on the screen and adjust their opacity to keep them from restricting your view.

3. Macro Recorder

If you’re playing a game that requires a lot of repetitive tasks to advance, the Macro Recorder will help you reach a higher level in no time.

Just hit the Record butt, the tool will automatically minimize to the top of the emulator window and will record actions like mouse clicks, slides, and keyboard clicks.

After the recording stops, the script is automatically saved to your current list. After that, you can record several more loops and execute them in the desired order.

As you can see, NoxPlayer brings some heavy features that are impossible to ignore, and now that you have Virtualbox and Hyper-V under the same hood, it’s easier than ever to enjoy your games.

And yeah, NoxPlayer can run Android 9 so you will be able to play all the new titles without fuss.

Of course, you can also look at our list including the best Android emulators, and take your pick.

If you’ve already tested the new Hyper-V NoxPlayer Android emulator version, feel free to share your experience in the comments section below.

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