With each passing day, we have new and improved technologies to cherish. Earlier letters were the only means of communication. But with improved technologies we now have improved modes of communication. From audio calling to video calling, we enjoy all. There are several apps which are available on the App Store to make the video call experience much more fascinating. One of the most popular video calling app these days is FaceTime. It is a video telephony product offering voice over IP or VoIP service which is exclusive to Apple users.
The service is available only for iOS devices and Mac PCs. So, the harsh truth is that the app is not officially available for Android users. So does it mean that the millions of Android users have absolutely no signs of hope? Well, then let me tell you that there is indeed a way through which you can use the app even if you possess an Android phone.
Before proceeding to the details on what are the ways to download this iOS app on your Android phone, let us know about the app briefly.
What is FaceTime?
FaceTime is Apple’s video calling software exclusive to its users. Anyone with a recent iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac PC can make free video calls to any other Apple user over Wi-Fi or a good network connection. The app was released in June 2010 along with iPhone 4. In spite of achieving such popularity, it remains exclusive to Apple users only.
Apple had originally announced of releasing FaceTime as an open standard so that it is accessible by third parties to create FaceTime for Android, FaceTime for PC, etc. However, there is no sign of the company implementing this! After losing on an appeal and being sued, Apple has been re-designing FaceTime to work through relay servers.
We will now tell you about what you need to do to use the app from your Android devices too.
How to get FaceTime on Android?
Android users can now access any app designed exclusively for iOS devices from their Android phones. Unable to believe this? Well, iPhone apps can now run smoothly on Android devices without shedding a single penny. Must be thinking how can that be possible, right?
Then let me tell you people that just like Android apps and games can run efficiently on computer devices through Android Emulators, in the same way even you can use any iPhone app on your Android. For running these Ios apps, you need to install an iOS emulator on your Android phone.
Downloading FaceTime on Android:
You can download FaceTime on your Android by installing any iOS Emulator your Android device. Though there are many iOS Emulators available, we recommend you to use Cider.
Cider is the best choice for people from all around the world to run iOS applications and games on their Android mobile devices. With this tool installed on your device, you can avail any iPhone app to your Android device without facing any hurdle. Moreover, the emulator is completely free to use.
Ensure to have sufficient storage space on your Android device before proceeding with the installation. It is advisable to disable any Android launchers on your device first. It will help in experiencing the pure iOS interface.
Download the app from the link below-
Go to the above-mentioned link of the emulator and click on it. With a click you will able to download the app directly. Once it is downloaded, install it on your Android phone today!
How to install FaceTime using Cider Emulator?
Once the installation process of Cider is complete, you have to download FaceTime the app. You can do so by clicking on the link below-
Now follow the steps for installation:
- Open the Cider emulator on your Android device.
- Now search for FaceTime in the Search Tab that comes with the iOS emulator.
- Once you get the search results, select the app.
- Now click on Install.
- Wait till the installation is complete.
- Once the installation process of the app is complete, open the app.
Enjoy the best video calling experience!