Re: Does anyone know if NVDA works with the BlueStacks Android emulator?


On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 07:14 PM, JinYoun wrote:
Hi, How do I get talk back on windows to use blue stack? I downloaded it to my pc and NVDA does not read me anything... 
You have this entirely backwards.  Once an emulator is on Windows it is within the emulator that you "get" any applications relevant to that ecosystem.

There has just been a discussion today regarding the fact that emulators are "walled gardens" that, while they run under a given operating system, are worlds of their own.  You work within them, not jumping across that wall.

I do not know whether there are any users of specific Android Emulators either on the Blind Android Users Group or Android Accessibility Group, but those would be better places to ask about TalkBack (or, more accurately, Android Accessibility Suite) in emulated Android environments.

NVDA does not work under Android, and as soon as you are inside an emulator you are effectively in Android and only have access to things that run under Android.

Blind Android Users Group (formerly known as ANATAD)


To join: 

To post:  

To unsubscribe: 

To receive a message containing the group description, and a list of these commands:

To stop receiving messages via email (you may still read messages on the Web):

This can also be used to put a vacation stop on group messages, then use one of the addresses below to resume delivery in the format of your choice.

To receive each group messages individually:

This is the default delivery unless you send a message to one of the addresses that follows.

To receive group messages in an HTML formatted digest:

To receive group messages in a plain text digest:

To receive a daily summary instead of individual messages:

To receive only special messages:

To contact the group owner(s):

This community is for discussions about Android platform and its accessibility for blind and visually impaired users. Feel free to discuss or ask about app recommendations, OS problems, Screen readers, Vision aids, assistive apps, or any other related topic that you think will make the use of Android easier for the community.





Group Owner:




Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

         ~Martin Luther King, Jr.


Join to automatically receive all group messages.