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Enable Playstore on Chromebook

Recently updated on August 21st, 2022 at 01:36 pm

Nowadays, we all want an application store from where we can download and install our desired applications. But on Chromebook, there’s no such store. Well, there is a way. Some of you know, but some Chromebook users don’t know how to get a play store on Chromebook. But as Google says, some Chromebooks have Google Play Store. In this post, we’ve provided some ways to check, so follow the instructions given in this post.

Note: Not all Chromebooks support play store—only some selected Chromebooks released after 2017 support the Google play store.

How To Enable The Google Play Store On A Chromebook?

Well, you can enable and disable the Google Play Store by navigating to the Chromebook settings. But only some Chromebook models have this option. So, Follow the steps that are mentioned below to check if your Chromebook has this option or not.

  1. First, go to the “Quick Settings” panel at the bottom right corner of your screen.
  2. Next, click on the “Settings” icon.
  3. And then, scroll down to locate the “Google Play Store.”
  4. After that, click “Turn On” to install apps and games from Google Play on your Chromebook.
  5. Lastly, read all the terms of service and conditions and click on “Accept.”

Enable the Beta Channel to Get Google Play Store

If you cannot locate the Google Play Store section on your Chromebook, try enabling the beta channel to get the google play store.

How do I Enable the beta channel on a Chromebook?

Here’s the way to enable the beta channel;

  1. Navigate to the “Quick Settings” panel (icons at the bottom right corner of the drawer).
  2. Go to the “Settings” and,
  3. Click on the “About Chrome OS.”
  4. Next, click on “More Info.”
  5. Then, click on the “Change Channel.”
  6. Select “Beta” and click on the “Change Channel” button.
  7. Now, click on “Check for Update” and wait for a while or until chrome releases a beta update. Once a beta update prompts on the screen, download and Install it.
  8. After installing the updates, go to the “Google Play Store(beta)” section and check the box beside Enable Google Play Store on your Chromebook.
  9. Open Google Play Store and click on “Agree.”
  10. Sign in to the Account using the credentials and accept the terms and conditions of Google. And you are all set to use the google play store.
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How to enable Google Play Store on school Chromebook?

If you’re using the Chromebook at your school or work, you might be unable to add the Google Play Store or install Android apps. 

But, here’s a way to help you enable the Google Play Store on your school Chromebook. Try enabling the developer mode on your Chromebook. To do so, move on to the next step. 

Enable The Developer Mode To Get Google Play Store

If changing the channel to Beta doesn’t work for you, you can try to change the channel to developer mode and get access to the google play store. Follow the steps as given below;

  1. Navigate to the “Quick Settings” panel (icons at the bottom right corner of the drawer).
  2. Go to the “Settings” and,
  3. Click on the “About Chrome OS.”
  4. Next, click on the “More Info” button.
  5. Then, click on the “Change Channel.”
  6. Select “Developer-unstable” and click on the “Change Channel” button.
  7. After selecting the developer-unstable channel, chrome OS automatically will start downloading the latest developer channel version.
  8. Once the download completes, open the “Status” panel and click on “Restart” to update.
  9. After the Chromebook restarts, you’ll find the Google Play Store on the bottom shelf. Open and sign in to your Google account.
Update Chrome OS to Get Google Play

If you cannot locate the channel mode and google play store option on your Chromebook, check for the available updates for your Chromebook. If your Chromebook is running on an outdated version, then Update to its latest and then try to change the settings to get the play store.

Steps to Check for Chrome OS updates;

  1. Go to the Chromebook “Settings” and.
  2. Click on “About Chrome OS.”
  3. Next, click on “Check for updates”; if there are any, download and Install them.
  4. Now click on the three horizontal lines next to settings.
  5. Click on “Google Play Store.”
  6. Now click on the “Turn on” option and follow the steps to complete the installation process.
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Now you’ll be able to get an android app on your Chromebook.

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Enable Android Apps To Run On Your Chromebook

Enabling this option on your Chromebook allows you to run android applications on your Chromebook. Earlier, some users reported that they could not use the Google play store even after enabling the Google Play Store option on their Chromebook. So, if you’re also encountering the same type of issue, then this one will surely help you. Follow the steps as given below;

  1. Navigate to the Chromebook “Settings” and,
  2. After that, locate “Android Apps.”
  3. Next, Check the Box beside the Enable Android Apps to run on your Chromebook.
  4. Now, open the Google Play Store and start downloading your favorite applications on your Chromebook.
Why can’t I enable the Google Play store on my Chromebook?

As some of you know, only some Chromebooks have access to the google play store. Or, your Chromebook is running on an outdated operating system. To check this, head to your Chromebook settings and check if there’s any update available for your device. 

If not, check whether your device is compatible with the play store apps or not. Here you can learn which Chromebooks support Android apps. 

Why can’t you use Google Play on Chromebook?

You can enable the google play option on your Chromebook. You just head to the Chromebook’s settings and there you’ll get the option to enable Google to play.

Can you run Play Store apps on Chromebook?

You can run install the play store apps but there are some models of Chromebook on which Google Play Store is available.

This is how you can enable the play store on Chromebook; you can also check our post on how to fix firestick apps download queued issue.

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