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3 Ways To Play Among Us On Mac (inc. M1 & M2 Macs)

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Among Us isn’t available for Mac but here we look at the best ways to play Among Us on a Mac.

Among Us has been around since 2018 but has become an insanely popular party game over the summer of 2020 after exploding on Twitch.

Among Us is an online and party game of betrayal based in space for 4-10 players. It’s your job to find out who is the imposter in your crew and vote them out of the game.

It’s available on the Steam gaming platform for Windows, Android and iOS but unfortunately not macOS and there are no plans to release Among Us on Mac.

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Can I Play Among Us on Mac?

There are a few ways to play Among Us on Mac even though there is no official version for macOS.

The best way to play Among Us on a Mac is by using Parallels to run Windows on your Mac and play the Windows version of Among Us in the Steam store.

Parallels is the best way to run Windows on a Mac and allows you to switch between Windows and macOS instantly.

Parallels is the only way to run Windows on a Mac that is officially endorsed by Microsoft.

It’s also the only way to run Windows on Apple Silicon M1/M2 Macs in order to play Among Us on M1 and M2 chip Macs.

You can also read more about the Best Virtual Machines for Mac here.

However, there are also a few other ways of playing Among Us on a Mac as we’ll show you here.

Here then are the best ways to play Among Us on a Mac:

1. Install Windows On Mac

Although there are various methods of running Windows on a Mac the best way is to use a virtual environment like Parallels.

This allows you to run Windows at the same time as macOS so you can switch between the two at any time.

Parallels allows you to download Among Us via the Windows Steam store which you can then play on your Mac.

If there are other Windows only applications or games apart from Among Us that you want to use or play, we definitely recommend installing Windows on your Mac.

Having Windows on your Mac is useful because there are still many applications and games such as Valorant and FIFA that aren’t available on Mac still.

You can download a free trial of Parallels and read more about it in our full Parallels for Mac review.

For more on playing Windows PC games on a Mac, check out our guide to the best ways to play Windows games on Mac.

2. Boot Camp

Boot Camp allows you to install Windows for free on a partition on your hard drive.

However, this method is less convenient because you can only boot your Mac in either macOS or Windows at one time – you can’t run them both at the same time like with Parallels.

Boot Camp also doesn’t work on the latest M1 and M2 Macs.

However, we often recommend using Boot Camp for gamers because it dedicates all of your Mac’s resources to running games rather than trying to run macOS and Windows at the same time.

Once you’ve installed Windows using Boot Camp you simply download Among Us from the Windows Steam store.

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3. Bluestacks

The final option to play Among Us on a Mac is to use Bluestacks.

Bluestacks is a free Android emulator that allows you to run some apps or games. However, Bluestacks will only allow you to play the Android mobile version of Among Us on your Mac.

You can’t play the full Windows version and you can’t save your progress to carry on playing in the Windows version later.

Installing Among Us via Bluestacks also requires a Google account in order to download it from the Google Play store.

How To Play Among Us on M1 and M2 Macs

The good news is that playing Among Us on an M1 and M2 Mac is easy because Apple Silicon Macs can run iPad games and apps including the the iOS version of Among Us.

Here’s how to play Among Us on an M1/M2 Mac.

  • In the Mac App Store, search for Among Us. You won’t see anything at first until you click on iPad and iPhone apps when the results appear.

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  • Click on Get or Install to install Among Us on your M1/M2 Mac. If you’ve already downloaded Among Us before on your iPad or iPhone you’ll see an option to download it from iCloud.
  • Once downloaded click on the Play button to run Among Us on your Apple Silicon chip Mac.
  • When Among Us appears in your Dock, you can right click on it and select Keep in Dock so that you can just click on anytime you want to play Among Us.

Unfortunately, you can’t use all iOS apps on M1 and M2 Macs in this way as developers can choose to exclude iPad and iPhone apps from running on M1/M2 Macs.

You can’t use the Netflix iOS app on M1 and M2 Macs for example although there are other ways of using Netflix on a Mac.

However, there is also a workaround to play iPad and iPhone games on M1 and M2 Macs that aren’t available.


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