If you’re someone who is interested in playing games on your phone but don’t enjoy playing them as much as you would on your laptop, then you should know that you can do that now. Yes, users can now use many Play Store apps on their laptops without having to download Android emulators. Google first released its Chrome OS in 2016, this OS was introduced so that Android apps can be used on Chromebooks as well.
Now, you can download and use Android apps on Chromebooks (most of them) by simply downloading the Google Play Store app. The rollout of support on Chromebooks regarding Android apps has been delayed for quite a while; still, there is now a number of devices both first and third party that can run the millions of apps available on Play Store.
Hoe to get Google Play Store on your Chromebook
Updating the software
First, you need to make sure that your Chrome OS version is latest and up-to-date. Then you can begin the process of getting Play Store on your Chromebook.
Turn on downloading Google apps option
- Sign in to Google Play Store.
- Select the Settings option.
- Now you will see the option of Install apps and games from Google Play on your Chromebook in the section labeled Google Play Store. Besides this option select turn on.
If this option is not visible in the menu, this means that your Chromebook does not support Android apps.
In the next step, a new window will appear, on this window select More. You’ll see the option of Terms of Service, Agree or Disagree. Select agree after going through the terms.
Download Play Store apps
Now you’ll be able to download and find your favorite Google apps on your Chromebook.
❗ Note: You won’t be able to download the same apps that you use on your phone or tablet. You might need to download them once again for them to properly function. Also, some apps are not compatible with Chromebook so you won’t be able to get them on your laptop.
How will you see the downloaded apps?
Android apps that you’ve installed will be visible on the Launcher. For example, if you got the Spotify app on your Chromebook, you will see the Spotify icon on the Launcher beside all the other apps that your Laptop has installed.
For the first few times you open Google Play Store, a pop up to Complete account setup might greet you and ask you to enter your payment details. No need to panic, you can simply skip it and proceed. Similarly, you also have the option to receive notifications on all the apps you’ve installed on your Chromebook.
Some of the Android apps have been optimized so that they can be better used on laptops. This means that many of your favorite apps will function normally but the apps that have not been optimized will appear as they appear on your mobile screen with less functionality. So. You will have limited use for them.
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