Install Android Apps on Chromebooks Directly from the Google Play Store


Chromebooks is a new trend these days. Chromebooks are lightweight, beautiful, and cheap. If you are looking for a new laptop and do not include running heavy software like video editing, photoshop, etc. or playing games, then you have a good choice that is Chromebooks.

Chromebooks run on Chrome OS by Google, so you get all the conveniences of Google with it, which is more than enough to perform your daily activities like browsing the web, watching movies, listening to music, and even word processing. . People realize this, and that’s why Chromebooks have surpassed Apple’s Mac OS X sales in the US over the past year.

In Google I/O 2016, Google has announced that users will soon be able to run Android apps on Chromebooks. I don’t know if you realize this or not, but this is great for both consumers and Google. Consumers get all the Android apps on their Chromebook, making it more usable and ultimately increasing revenue for Google.

In this article, there will be instructions to help you install Android apps on your Asus Chromebook Flip from the Google Play Store. Other Chromebook devices will also get support soon in the future.

  1. First, you need to enable Dev channel in your Chromebook. Chrome OS version 53 alpha is an update that brings Android app support to Chromebooks, but it’s available to use the Dev channel. Therefore at your own risk as this version is unstable.
  2. Now go to your Chromebook’s settings and click on “About Chrome OS“. Next, click on “More info” then “Check for and apply updates” and then tap “Change channel” . Now, select the “Developer – unstable” next to and click “Change channel” to confirm your selection.
  3. Restart your Chromebook. One boot is complete, you will see the icon Google Play Store under.
  4. You now have the Google Play Store on your Chromebook. You now have to allow Android apps to run on your Chromebook. To do this, you need to check the box next to “Enable Android Apps to run on your Chromebook“.

Now all that remains is to open the Google Play Store and install your favorite apps. Other Android marketplaces have similar functionality on Chromebooks, so you won’t face any problems finding and installing apps.

If your Chromebook is not compatible with Google Play Store then you need to wait and it will be on your device soon.

See also: How to run Android apps on Chromebook.


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