Even though Innersloth never bothered with an official release for Among Us on Mac, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the party. You’ll have to face some caveats but, this is how to play Among Us on Mac, both on Intel & M1 machines.
The first caveat– until Among Us gets a macOS version, you’ll have to play the Android or PC version on your Mac. To do that, you’ll need a Windows or Android camouflage for your Mac.
We’ll tell you 3 methods to do so. Follow any of these to emulate Android or Windows on your Mac and play as much Among Us as you want.
Bonus: Read through. You’ll get to play any PC or Android game you want- not just Among Us!
How to Play Among Us on Mac? For Intel Mac Users
There is no straightforward download and install for Among Us on Intel Mac, so you’ll have to work around a few bottlenecks of macOS including disabling a few settings, allowing some third-party apps- you know the works.
And don’t worry about your Mac’s privacy and security; these are tried and tested procedures and are totally safe to practice.
Plus, you have the one-click uninstallation if you don’t feel the right vibes.
Here are the 3 choices you have. Download and install any one of these apps on your Mac and you can play Among Us.
- Boot Camp
Read on to find out more about these, and then decide which one you want to use.
Apple’s Mac machines are superior in numerous computing aspects, but sadly gaming isn’t one of those. The backward compatibility as well as the future-proofing of Windows take the cake.
So, your first option to set up Among Us on Mac is to install Microsoft Windows.
You might be thinking why Parallels? There are other ways to run Windows on Mac. Well, Parallels allow you to run Windows on Mac without sacrificing macOS.
With Parallels, you can run both macOS and Windows at the same time and switch between the two on an as-needed basis.
Once it’s all set up, just head over to Steam or Microsoft Store to download and enjoy Among Us on your Mac. Whether you have an M1 Mac or an Intel-powered Mac, Parallels has seamless integration with both.
2. Boot Camp
Using Boot Camp to install Windows on your Mac is slightly inconvenient, plus it only works with Intel Macs, and it only allows users to boot one OS at a time.
So, why Boot Camp? For much better performance.
When you use Parallels, your Mac’s power is divided between running Windows and running macOS. Because Boot Camp only allows one OS to run at a time, the power isn’t saturated, resulting in better performance.
This might not be too noticeable when playing a basic game like Among Us, but makes a huge difference for more graphic-intensive games. That’s why gamers prefer it over Parallels.
Boot Camp will take up a whole partition, but once you have it, you can download every app or game available for Windows on your Mac.
A rather unholy solution, but you can download an Android emulator on your Mac, and no surprise that we are going with Bluestacks. It is the best Android emulator out there for quite some time now, and it’s completely free.
What Bluestacks will do is it will emulate an Android device on your Mac. So, you’ll get access to Google Play Store and will be able to use all the Android apps and games on your Mac. You will need to create a Google Play account first, though.
Once you install and run Bluestacks, head over to the Play Store to get Among Us. However, this will be the unpaid Android version of the game meaning you won’t get perks like Among Us cross-progression.
How To Download Among Us on Mac? For M1 Mac Users
If you’ve got an M1 Mac, we’ve got news for you. When you open the App Store on an M1 Mac, you can download iOS apps on your M1 Mac.
However, because it’s a new feature, the number of available apps is relatively low. You still get Among Us though.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to download Among Us on your M1 Mac using the App Store.
- Open the App Store and search for Among Us.
Among Us won’t appear in the results in case you’ve tried already. Patience is a virtue.
Well, all you have to do is click on the ‘iPhone & iPad Apps’ tab. Once you do that, Among Us will appear on your screen.
- Click Get to download, and then hit Install.
Once the installation completes, you can now play Among Us iOS on your M1 Mac!
That’s how to play Among Us on Mac. Of course, for M1 Mac users the process is way easier but the trouble of downloading a third-party app on an Intel Mac is worth it too.
And the fact that using Parallels or Boot Camp will allow you to download the full/paid version of Among Us, and lay the groundwork to install more Windows games on your Mac is more enticing than the App Store method.
And there you have it! A complete tutorial on how to play Among Us on Mac. Check out all of these, methods and decide on the one you’re most convenient with.
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