Download & Install PlayCover
PlayCover only works on Apple Silicon Macs. The minimum hardware requirement is an Apple M1 chip, but PlayCover will also work on all Apple Silicon chips released after the M1.
If you have an Intel Mac, you can explore alternatives like Bootcamp or emulators.
You can download the latest stable release from Github or Gitee, or download the latest nightly version to test out experimental features before they are added to the stable release.
You can also build from source if you wish to make contributions to PlayCover.
- Drag PlayCover into your Applications folder.
Note: PlayCover won't work if it isn't in the Applications folder.
- Then double click to open and click
Openon the system prompt.
When you first run the app you may be met with a screen asking to install
Xcode Command Line Tools.
Installin the app
- Authenticate with Touch ID
- Wait for the installation to finish (This make take some time depending on your internet speed)
Note: If the in-app Xcode Command Line Tools install fails, follow the steps listed in Alternate Xcode Command Line Tools Installation Methods.
We host a Homebrew tap with the PlayCover cask for stable releases
playcover-community, as well as the casks for prereleases
playcover-prerelease and nightlies
brew tap PlayCover/playcover;
- Install PlayCover with
brew install --cask playcover-community.
- Remove PlayCover using
brew uninstall --cask playcover-community;
brew untap PlayCover/playcover.