How To Use Android apps on Chrome OS. [Tutorial]

In May Google said the Google Play Store was coming to Chrome OS, and now it’s finally
here. The first device to get them is the Asus Chromebook Flip, and according to Google’s François Beaufort “more devices will follow very soon.”

Flip owners who want to access Android apps will have to update the device to run the developer channel of Chrome OS, with the latest version delivering the Play Store to the desktop.

If you own an Chromebook Flip, you will need to enable developer mode before the Play Store will show up on your device. You can do so by opening Settings > tap on About Chrome OS at the top of the screen > More info > Change channel > dev channel.

The dev channel isn’t the most stable version of Chrome OS so you will receive a couple of warnings which remind this. In other words,  probably there is a chance to experience random crashes and bugs when using a Chromebook on the dev channel. If you’re ok with that, follow the prompts to download and install the update.

After you install the updates, you will see a Play Store app icon in the app shelf at the bottom of your screen. Tap on it, follow the prompts, accept some terms and you’re ready to start using Android apps on your Chromebook.

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