ARC Browser

3.9
590 reviews
10K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

ARC Browser is a rom collection browser and emulator frontend that maintains a database of all your games, presented in a user friendly way, and let's you play them using your favorite emulators. Suitable for both phones and tablets (provided you have a gamepad), Android-powered arcade cabinets and of course Android TV!


FEATURES
* A searchable database of all your games, indexed by systems and categories
* Automatically scrape data about your games and download boxart and background images
* Integration with RetroAchievements - View the achievements available for your games and track your progress
* Support for native Android games
* Roms with the same filename (excluding text in parenthesis or brackets) are automatically grouped and presented as a single game. When you press Play you can choose which version to load. Useful not only when you have different versions of a game, but also for multi-disc games
* More than 200 configuration templates for different emulators and RetroArch cores
* Can be used as default launcher
* Support for Android TV channels


IMPORTANT
* Gamepad highly recommended - Touch screen navigation works, but has some issues. If you need to use the app without a gamepad, Arcade is the recommended layout mode for that.
* Screenshots in the Play Store have been blurred or otherwise altered to avoid copyright and trademark infringement
* This application does not include any emulators or games
* Artwork and metadata scraping from online databases may require the availability of third-party services. The developer of this app is not responsible for the availability of such services


SCRAPING
Your roms should be named as close as possible to the original game name. There are however multiple settings that you can use to fine-tune the scraping process. For example, converting ", The" in a filename to "The " and ignoring text withing parenthesis and brackets. If no match is found, it will also try replacing any instance of " - " in the filename with ": " automatically.


BOX ART, BACKGROUNDS, THEMING AND MORE
All of the images in ARC Browser, including but not limited to box art and background, can be customized. For example, if you don't like the automatically scraped box art, you can use your own. You can also further change the look and feel of the app with themes.


LANGUAGE
The app is in English only. Support will be given in either English or Swedish.


MORE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Documentation is available at https://arcbrowser.com
If you're having issues and need help, feel free to send an e-mail to support@ldxtech.net
Updated on
Sep 3, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
3.9
590 reviews
Tyler Baker
December 4, 2020
WARNING FOR THOSE WANTING THIS FOR THEIR PHONE: If you don't use a game pad, use something else. It doesn't really work with touch screen. However, if you do use a gamepad, after figuring it out and getting it set up, it's my personal favorite front end. They're more or less all gonna run about the same, but I really like the layout and some of the options this be gives.
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LDX Technology
December 5, 2020
If you need to use it with a touch screen only, the Arcade layout should work pretty well with that. But yeah it does say in the description that a gamepad is highly recommended. I'm glad you like the app!
Andy Morrison
February 7, 2022
Incredible but...the touch controls are horrendous! It's functionally a gamepad only app. That's often fine, but sometimes I'm adjusting things and don't have my controller. Please fix the touch controls, they are utterly broken! Otherwise this is the best emulation front end for Android--and I've tried them all! Very customizable and feature rich. Gives you a lot of freedom without being overcomplicated. Definitely worth the money if you can handle the autrocious touch controls.
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A Google user
March 28, 2020
I love everything about this front end, yet it keeps getting even better all the time! No complaints here! Fantastic work, and thank you for such an amazing product! To the person that had an issue with having to keep reloading the front end because of being kicked out and brought to the home screen after ending a game... set arc browser as your default android home launcher, and that will solve your problem. It's a workaround for the issue you are having. :)
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What's new

1.24.7
* Performance improvements in Arcade when there are a large number of games
* Option to launch emulator from the system settings
* Fixed issue where custom artwork didn't work for games with # or % in the name
* Support for emulator extras of type Long
* Minor updates to filename translation list
* Bugfixes

Full release notes at https://arcbrowser.com/releasenotes