Viber is a viral smartphone App that is an unequivocal leader in the list of applications for free calls and free text messages across the world. Although there are similar other apps that are famous, such as WhatsApp and Maaii, nothing comes close to Viber that has crossed 100 Million users’ landmark in no time. The only shortcoming of Viber is that there is no software that can connect you with other Viber users either from a browser or from a PC.
Viber for PC and Viber for Mac are two highly looked after features. Viber team has not yet released the Viber app for any of these two platforms. People who want to use Viber for PC or Viber for Mac are out of luck yet. However, as the old adage goes “necessity is the mother of invention” the people of Internet have hacked a method to let you download Viber for PC and this method can be extended to Download Viber for Mac OSX. We will give details of how to download Viber for PC and then you can apply the same methods to download Viber for Mac if you are an Apple fanboi.
Viber for PC: Step by step tutorial
In order to download Viber for PC you need to download an Android emulator on your PC first. This emulator will install a virtual runtime on your PC that can run Android based application. After that, since Viber for Android is already in the market, you can simply install Viber for Android on this android emulator. Then, when you run your emulator, it can run Viber for android inside it. This will let you effectively have Viber for PC without actually buying anything special.
Viber for android does not cost anything, therefore this hack will work for free. However, you need to have Java installed on your machine to download Viber for PC.
In short, follow the below steps to download and install Viber for PC:
- Install the runtime for Java on your computer if it is not already installed. You probably already have it though.
- Next step is to download and install an emulator for PC from Android website. This emulator will help you leverage the power of a smartphone from your PC.
- Install the emulator you downloaded in Step 2.
- Load the emulator by going to Start-> My Programs -> Emulator.
- Download Viber app for android on your Emulator. Once you have the emulator you can search for Viber on it same way you would search for Viber on your smartphone.
- Run Viber on your Android emulator as if it is Viber for PC. Thus, you have achieved Viber for PC.
Please post comments and let us know if you have an issue during any step.
Take Viber for PC to Viber for Mac
Since you learned how to download Viber app on your windows PC, you can use the same method to install Viber for Mac. In order to do this, you need to make a small change in step 2. Instead of downloading Android emulator for PC, you can download Android emulator for Mac.
Rest of the steps are same and will work flawlessly. You will have android for Mac on your OSX platform in no time. If you are having issues getting Viber for PC then let us know how far did you go with this tutorial. If you have Viber for PC working and if you can do a video tutorial we would love to have your video on free calls hub. You will contribute to the community as there are a lot of people who want Viber for PC.
Update: A new method to get Viber for Mac
Thank you to our user Waleed for sending us this method. This is an updated method with a much better success rate and an easier setup.
Here are the steps to get Viber for Mac using Waleed’s method.
You will need ooVoo installed on your Mac/PC for this method to work.
Download it for free
Install ooVoo on your PC/Mac and make a call to test that it is working fine. If it works fine the rest of the process is easy. If you have errors in this step, let us know and we will suggest the alternate path.
Download and Install Blustacks from their website. (Download Link)
Search for Viber on Bluestacks and install it.
You will be given the option to setup Viber, go ahead and do it.
This should get you Viber without the burden of a raw emulator and its settings. Viber will work fine using this method and you will sure like it.