Enable Playstore on Chromebook

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 play store on Chromebook. But as Google says, there are some Chromebook that have Google Play Store. In this post, we’ve provided some ways to check so, follow the instructions as given in this post.

Note: Not all chromebooks support playstore. Only some selected chromebooks released after 2017 supports play store.

How To Enable The Google Play Store On A Chromebook?

Well, navigating to the settings on Chromebook you can enable and disable the Google Play Store. 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 of all, 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 on 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’re unable to locate the Google Play Store section on your Chromebook then, try to enable 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 the 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 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 to the Account with credentials and accept the terms and conditions of Google. And you are all set to use the google play store.
change chromebook channel

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Enable The Developer Mode To Get Google Play Store

If changing the channel to the beta doesn’t work for you, well you can try to change the channel to the 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, automatically chrome os 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’re not able to locate the channel mode and google play store option on your Chromebook then, 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 and if there’s any download and Install it.
  4. Now click on the three horizontal lines next to settings.
  5. Click on google play store.
  6. Now click on turn on option and follow the steps to complete the installation process.
turn on google play store on chromebook

Now you’ll be able to get android app on your chromebook.

Related: Play store stuck on download pending

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 were not able to 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 Play Store and start downloading your favorite applications on your Chromebook.
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 play store on chromebook, you can also check our post on how to fix firestick apps download queued issue.

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