One of the best things to come to Chromebooks was the introduction of the Google Play Store to access the millions of Android apps on supported Chrome OS devices. Here’s how to install Android apps on your Chromebook.
What Devices Support the Play Store?
While most new Chromebooks come with Google Play Store out of the box, some devices still don’t have support for the Play Store. Check out the Chromium Projects page to see a full list of devices that support Android apps and ones that are planned. Google continues to evaluate more devices for compatibility and updates the list as new devices are added.
If you still don’t see the Play Store app in the Launcher, your Chromebook might just be in need of a software update. Make sure Chrome OS is running the latest version and try to update your Chromebook to the most recent version.
How to Install Android Apps
To get started, you first need to open the Play Store. Click the Launcher icon, scroll down until you see the Play Store icon, and then click on it.
After the Play Store opens, type an app name into the search bar at the top, and hit the Enter key.
From the list of search results, click “Install” under the app you want to start the download.