Did you know that you can control your surveillance monitoring camera from afar, as long as it supports internet connection? A great tool that you can use is the Blink Home Monitor app.
This software allows you to view the live video feeds of the camera from your smartphone or tablets. With this software, you can also access the previously recorded video and view it.
Another great function of this software is it lets you use the Pan, Tilt, and Zoom options remotely. Truly, the Blink Home Monitor app can do a lot of tasks and that’s why there are people who are looking for an installer of this app into a computer.
Viewing the videos from your computer will enable you to view it from a bigger screen size monitor. Sadly, there’s no available installer for Windows and the only way to run the Blink app for PC is to use an Android emulator program.
As of today, this is the only way for running it. Now, to enable you to use this app on a computer, you need to make sure that an Android emulator is compatible with your system. Refer to our system requirements for more information below before you install this on PC.
Requirements Of An Emulator Program
Since you are going to use an emulator program to be able to use the blink app, you need to ensure that your computer has the minimum system requirements. The following are:
- Have at least 2 GB of RAM installed on your computer.
- Make sure that your processor is capable of running a minimum of 1 GHz speed.
- In case your hard drive space is getting low, make sure that you have at least 10 GB and above before installing it.
- It requires your computer to have installed software called .Net framework and Visual C++ Redistributable in case you are using a Windows Operating System.
- Make sure that you have an installed DirectX and OpenGL to the latest version.
- You can also try enabling the virtualization to enhance the speed of the emulator program.
If you do the following, running the emulator and blink home monitoring app will be a piece of cake and you can expect it to run properly. Now the next step is to install an android emulator program.
Download BlueStacks Emulator For Running This Software
The emulator that you can use to run this software on your computer is BlueStacks. We have chosen BlueStacks because it is very stable and a lot of people use it including us. Download this emulator program using the search engine of your choice.
Save the installer and then run it. Follow the onscreen instruction to install it properly. Once you hit the install button, wait for the installation to finish. It usually lasts for 10 – 20 minutes.
Once you finished the installation, open the BlueStacks and this emulator will start asking for your Google account. Enter yours or if you don’t have an account, you can create a brand new Gmail account.
After that, go to the Play Store and run it. You should be able to see all of the Play Store apps since you finished entering your account. Now look for the Blink app and then download it.
The BlueStacks emulator will generate a shortcut icon of the blink monitoring software after the installation. You will be able to find it on your desktop and BlueStacks home. Double click this app once you finished the download. It will now start the blink home monitoring app on your computer.
BlueStacks Alternative Emulator Program
If for some reason you don’t like the BlueStacks emulator, you can try another great emulator software. This is the Nox Player. It also has millions of users around the world. To get the installer of this emulator, use the Google search to look for it.
Now, find the installer and save this to your PC. Run the Nox Player emulator once you finished downloading it.
Follow the indicated instruction to install this app on your computer. Once you are done installing it, launch it and then go to the Play Store app.
You must supply it with the correct detail of your Google account. And then start searching for the blink home monitoring software using the search function.
Click the download after you found it, and this will also install this software inside the Nox Player emulator. Wait for the loading bar to finish and after that, see the Nox Player home to find the shortcut of the blink monitoring app.
Finally, launch this software and start connecting your camera to this application.
With an emulator program, you will be able to use this app even without an official version from the developers. The good thing about it is you will be able to monitor the feeds of your camera whenever you are using a bigger and better screen.