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Top and best ways to download and play Minecraft on Chromebooks

Own a Chromebook and love Minecraft? Here are some best ways you can run it on your Chromebook.

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Minecraft is a legendary game that introduced sandbox games and now the genre is expanding. A sandbox game allows players to create, modify, or destroy their environment. Good for players who love to do experiments and change their environment according to their taste. The game supports cross-platform compatibility and is available on  Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, and more. The question is how to play Minecraft on Chromebook?

Though it’s sad that the company has not put this game directly for a Chromebook owner to download and play. Nevertheless, the good news is that Chrome OS supports Linux and Android applications that will enable you to play this game on a Chromebook. Here is how.

Using Android

Step 1 – Head to the settings of the Chromebook.

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Step 2 – Turn on the Google play store.

TURN ON GOOGLE PLAY STORE

Step 3 – Open Play Store and search  Minecraft: Education Edition

Once the installation is complete you are good to go. The version is free to play and install. The application is available online for students and will give first 10 free logins, after that you need to buy a subscription.

Download Minecraft: Java edition via Linux

Install Linux

The first step to install Minecraft: Java edition is by installing Linux on your Chromebook. To do so, follow the below steps.

Step 1 – In your Chrome book, head to Settings and then go under the Advanced tab.

Step 2 – Select Developers options from the tab to see the Linux option.

Step 3 – Tap on Turn on to start Linux.

Turn on Linux in Chrome book

The process will take a little time and after that, the Chromebook will ask you to set up Linux.

Read Also: How to install iTunes on a Chromebook laptop?

Setup Linux on Chromebook

The Linux setup is completed now following the next method to install Minecraft: Java Edition.

Install Minecraft: Java Edition

Step 1 – Download Minecraft.deb file from the official website.

Step 2 – Double click on the file to start installing.

Step 3 – Now press the search button to explore the Minecraft launcher. 

Step 4 – Now the application should be running.

Run Minecraft on Chromebook

Step 5 – Press “Play Demo”.

The application will start installing the latest version of the game and after the installation is complete that game will automatically be reopened (open manually in case the application did not open).

Read Also: Microsoft is set to add Minecraft to its Xbox Game Pass next month

Minecraft Java edition on Chromebook

Play the game and enjoy it with your fellow gamers. Explore the sandbox world and enjoy hours of fun on your Chromebook playing Minecraft.

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