Installing EmuCast on Microsoft Windows

Follow these instructions to learn how to install your EmuCast client application for windows desktops.

How to install EmuCast client app

To download the EmuCast desktop client application for windows PC's, the following options are available for new users from the EmuCast web site.

  • Installation from EmuCast web site home page => 'Download for Windows' button for new users

  • Installation from EmuCast web site => Manage Users page for new users who haven't downloaded app before

  • Re-installation of Desktop App for existing users

Install via EmuCast home page

These instructions will help you download the EmuCast desktop client application from the EmuCast home page 'Download for Windows' link located bottom of page.

Step 1. Go to EmuCast home page.

Step 2. Select 'Download for Windows'.

Step 3. Your download of the EmuCast client app has commenced. Follow one of the below steps depending on your browser:

  • For Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge browser: Click 'Run' to install file or 'Save'. If select 'Save' you can save to your download folder or 'Save as' to a location then click to install.

  • For Firefox or Safari: On the top-right corner of the browser, click the Download option to view the downloaded files, and double-click the file that you downloaded.

  • For Chrome: On the bottom-left corner, double-click the file that you downloaded.

    • If your '.exe' file disappears before your able to select, go to your 'windows explorer', then 'download' folder and you should find the EmuCast+Setup+1....exe file. Double click and installation will commence.

Windows alert notification

If you receive during the EmuCast installation process a Windows Defender SmartScreen alert notification, please follow the below steps in this information advice section.

You can either turn off 'Windows Defender SmartScreen' while you install EmuCast application and/or you can 'Unblock' the EmuCast file depending on your browser chosen.

To turn off 'Windows Defender SmartScreen

How to disable Windows Defender SmartScreen

  1. Launch Windows Defender Security Center from your Start menu, desktop, or taskbar.

  2. Click the App and browser control button on the left side of the window.

  3. Click Off in the Check apps and files section.

  4. Click Off in the SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge section.

  5. You should now be able to 'Run' and install the EmuCast file.

Note: Once EmuCast installation has completed you can re-activate Windows Defender.

To 'Unblock' the downloaded EmuCast application file

How to 'Unblock' the downloaded application file

  1. Close the alert window.

  2. Open your windows explorer and select 'downloads' folder, you can also select to save the application file here.

  3. Look for a file called 'EmuCast+Setup+1....exe' and right click and select 'properties'.

  4. Under General tab=>Security, tick the 'Unblock' box to allow the EmuCast installation to occur.

  5. Click 'Apply' then 'ok'.

  6. Now back in the download folder double click the 'EmuCast+Setup+1....exe' file to launch the installation process.

Example image of the 'Windows explorer=>unblock' Emucast app installation.

Now you have 'unblocked' the application file double clicked the EmuCast.exe file and installation should commence. The EmuCast Setup window will appear showing progress of installation. Once completed window will disappear.

Step 5. At end of installation process your EmuCast client app icons will then install. Client app icon will install into your task bar and on screen.

If you want to make your EmuCast client app icon to remain on your task bar it's important to right click on the icon and select 'pin to task bar', this will ensure after reboot of your PC it remains.

Success, your EmuCast client application installation has completed.

  • If you are new to EmuCast and need to set up your team account, please refer to 'Setting up a new team organisation' guideline process.

  • If you are a new EmuCast user you will need to join a team, please refer to 'Join a team' guidelines or speak to your team administrator.

Enjoy EmuCast.

Install via 'Manage Users' page

Customers can sign in and create their EmuCast account then download their EmuCast desktop client application. You can download the desktop client application from the Manage Users page.

These installation instructions below will assume you have already created your EmuCast account and team and now are at the Manage User page, ready to download EmuCast App.

  • Instructions to create an EmuCast account and team can be found under guide 'Setting up a new team/organisation'.

  • You can create your account via the Sign in menu option on the EmuCast home page or any 'Try For Free, Sign in or Getting Started Now' menu options. Follow the prompts to Manage Users page.

Note: It is assumed you've already created your account and team and are on the Manage Users page but have not yet downloaded/installed your EmuCast desktop client app.

Step 1. Go to EmuCast and Login.

Step 2. Select the 'Manage Users' page.

Step 3. Click on the 'Download EmuCast App' button.

Step 4. Click on the EmuCast client app download button appropriate for your operating system, either 'macOS or Windows'.

Step 5. For instructions on how to download and install the EmuCast desktop client app from this point, window users follow the instructions above called 'Install via EmuCast home page' and for macOS users go to the guide 'Installing EmuCast on Apple MacOS' and follow the instructions.

Re-installation of Desktop App

EmuCast customers can re-install the desktop client application as required.

Manage Users page

Step 1. To re-install the desktop client application, go to Manage Users page and select 'Download EmuCast app'.

Step 2. Go to the 'Install via Manage Users' page instructions above and follow the steps to download and install the app. The installation will install over the top of your existing EmuCast version.

EmuCast Home page

Step 1. To re-install the desktop client application, go to EmuCast home page, scroll to bottom of page and select 'Download for Windows'.

Step 2. Go to the 'Install via EmuCast home page' page instructions above and follow the steps to download and install the app. The installation will install over the top of your existing EmuCast version.