PokerStars is available on multiple platforms and languages to cater to poker players around the world. The free software can be downloaded in three easy steps by visiting their website. You have to download the software, as instant play isn’t available.
In order to download PokerStars you have to click on the “Play Now” button at their website. They can auto-detect the platform that you’re using (Windows, Mac, iOS & Android). Downloading the software is self-explanatory, but I’ll explain the steps involved.
Downloading PokerStars On A Computer
The majority of modern computers can handle the minimum requirements to download the PokerStars software. Ideally you want to run the software on a computer that is closer to the recommended requirements to prevent disconnection issues and lag.
Windows users must have a 100MHz Pentium processor, 64MB of RAM, 20MB of disk space and an 800×600 screen resolution. You’ll need to be running Windows XP or better as well. To download PokerStars on a Mac you have to be running Mac OS 10.4.10 or later.
After you click the “Play Now” button the download will begin and once you click on the installer it’ll launch in a pop-up window. On this screen you can choose your preferred language and the method in which you want to install PokerStars (Express or Custom).
It should only take a few minutes for the download to complete at which point PokerStars will launch. You can almost start playing for play or real money, but beforehand you have to create a new account by filling out the registration and confirming your email.
Linux users that run Ubuntu, Fedora or another OS aren’t out of luck. Since 2005 Linux users have been able to run PokerStars in a Windows emulator called Wine. Visit WineHQ and download the latest version of Wine before downloading PokerStars.
Downloading PokerStars On A Mobile Device
If you want to play PokerStars on your mobile device you can download the software just as easily as you can on a computer. You’ll need to have a data plan to access PokerStars Mobile and there are also minimum requirements for each OS that we’ll discuss.
IOS users have to be running iOS 4.1.x or higher to access the software. The mobile platform is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The software isn’t optimized for the new iPad yet, so you may experience layout problems until the software is updated.
To download PokerStars on an iOS device visit PokerStars and click “Play Now” to be redirected to the iTunes App Store. Once the app is installed the mobile poker room will launch. From here you need to register and validate your account before playing.
PokerStars Android app is compatible on all new mobile devices and tablets including the Samsung Galaxy, Galaxy Nexus, HTC Desire and many other Android devices. As long as you’re running Android 2.2 or later with a screen resolution of 800×480 you can play.
The Android app can be downloaded directly from the PokerStars website. When you visit PokerStars on your Android and click on “Play Now” the Android app will install onto your mobile phone or tablet. Once installed you can create an account and start playing.