Animal Jam Desktop App – Download & Play from Your Desktop!

Have you ever had issues playing Animal Jam?  Does your internet browser ever crash or constantly ask you for flash updates in order to play?  Or do you ever just wish you could play Animal Jam on a bigger screen?  Well if you answered yes to any of those questions then you’re in luck!!

AJHQ recently released a desktop app for Animal Jam.  That’s right, you can download the Animal Jam computer program and play directly from your desktop.  No more having to use internet explorer, firefox, chrome, or any other browser!  You can play the app on both PC and Mac without using an internet browser.

At the time of writing this, the Animal Jam desktop app is still in beta but so far it seems pretty great!  The only issue I’ve noticed so far is that when you make the screen bigger some of the images get a bit blurry.  But I think that’s something they will fix over time.  Everything else like logging in and overall gameplay seems great!

How do I download and play the Animal Jam desktop app?

So now that all sounds great but I bet you’re wondering how to download and install the Animal Jam app.  Well luckily it’s super easy and I’ve made some instructions that you can follow.

Step 1: First you need to download the Animal Jam desktop app.  You can download it right here directly from AJHQ by clicking one of the links below or by visiting their website.

PC Desktop App Download

Mac Desktop App Download

Step 2: After you download the desktop app, you’ll need to double click on the file to begin installing it.  It should only take a couple minutes for the Animal Jam app to install.

Step 3: When the Animal Jam app is done installing, you should see the icon for the game show up on your desktop for PC or in your applications folder on Mac.

Step 4: Double click on the app icon to open the Animal Jam desktop app!  The app will open and you’ll see the login screen.  Enter your username and password just like you would on AnimalJam.com.

Step 5: That’s all!  Once you’re logged in you can play Animal Jam like you normally would with your internet browser.  Except for now you don’t have to worry about your browser crashing AND you can make the screen as big as you want!  Even full screen!  Just click and drag any corner of the window to make the screen bigger.  It’s kind of hard to tell from this picture but this was taken at full screen size!

So far the Animal Jam desktop app seems really awesome.  Being able to play with full screen and without any other distractions or browser problems is great!  The small bugs and blurriness I’ve seen so far are not a big deal compared to how cool the app is overall.  Plus I’m sure AJHQ is constantly working to improve the app so it will get even better.

Animal Jam Desktop App FAQ’s

Here are some answers to questions you might have about the new Animal Jam app!

Will I still be able to play Animal Jam on my internet browser?

Yes of course!  The app is just another way to play Animal Jam and is meant to help Jammers who have had issues playing on their browser.

How do I log out of the Animal Jam app?

As of right now, there is no button to log out.  All you need to do is exit out of the app and you will automatically be logged out.  The app doesn’t save your password so your account will remain secure after exiting.

What are the computer requirements needed to run the Animal Jam app?

I have not seen any official list of requirements from AJHQ but as long as you have a fairly new computer, you should be fine!

Does the Animal Jam app work on Chromebooks?

Unfortunately there is no version available for Chromebook right now.

Can I make the screen bigger or zoom in?

Yes you can!  You make the window larger by clicking and dragging one of the corners of the screen or you can maximize the window to do full screen.

Will the game be less choppy/laggy?

If you’ve had problems playing Animal Jam on your browser because of Flash or other issues then it may play more smoothly with the app.  However Jammers using older computers will have a better experience using the traditional browser version.

Have you tried the Animal Jam desktop app yet?  What do you think of it??  Are there ways that AJHQ could improve it?  Leave a comment below to tell us what you think or you can contact AJHQ directly on their website with feedback.

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