Apps on Chromebook – Over a little more than the past year, Google has been steadily introducing Android app compatibility to Chrome OS, letting you install the Play Store, then seamlessly download and run apps just like you would on an Android device.
You can download and use Android apps on your Chromebook using the Google Play Store app, Currently, the Google Play Store is only available for some Chromebooks.
Install Android Apps on Chromebook
Step 1: Get the Google Play Store app
1. Update your Chromebook software
To get Android apps on your book, make sure your Chrome OS version is up-to-date.
2. Sign in to the Google Play Store
- At the bottom right, select the time.
- Select Settings .
- In the “Google Play Store” section, next to “Install apps and games from Google Play on your Chromebook,” select Turn on.
Note: If you don’t see this option, your Chromebook doesn’t work with Android apps.
- In the window that appears, select More.
- You’ll be prompted to agree to the Terms of Service. When you’ve read and agreed, select I Agree.
Step 2: Get Android apps
Now, you can find and download Android apps on your Chromebook.
- Yourbook won’t automatically download the same Android apps as your phone or tablet, so you’ll need to download them again.
- Also, some apps don’t work with some Chromebooks, so you won’t be able to download them.
Note: The Google Play Store and any downloaded Android apps are only available for the account that signed in first.
To use them with a different account, sign out of all your accounts and sign in with the account you want to use.