How to Download Android Apps on Chromebook.

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 Chrome OS compatible devices. Here’s how to install Android apps on your Chromebook.

What devices are compatible with the Play Store?

While most new Chromebooks come with the Google Play Store out of the box, some devices still don’t support the Play Store. Check the for a full list of devices that support Android apps and those that are planned. Google continues to test compatibility for more devices and updates the list as new devices are added.

How to Download Android Apps on Chromebook

If you still don’t see the Play Store app in the Launcher, your Chromebook may just need a software update. Make sure Chrome OS is running the latest version and try updating your Chromebook to the latest version.

How to install android apps

To get started, you first need to open the Play Store. Click on the Launcher icon, scroll down until you see the Play Store icon, and then click on it.

How to Download Android Apps on Chromebook

After the Play Store opens, type an app name in 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.

How to Download Android Apps on Chromebook

After the app is installed, click “Open”.

If you prefer to open it later, you can do so from the app drawer. Click the drawer icon, scroll until you see the app icon, and then select it.

How to Download Android Apps on Chromebook

How to organize downloaded apps

After downloading a bunch of apps, you might find that the app drawer gets a bit cluttered. Although there isn’t a way to automatically sort apps in the drawer, you can add them to folders and manually rearrange their order in the drawer.

How to add apps to folders

To organize them into different categories for easy access, you can group them within a folder in the app drawer.

Open the app drawer, touch and hold and drag an app over another app, and then release it.

How to Download Android Apps on Chromebook

An unnamed folder is created with the applications. To change the folder name to something a little more descriptive, right-click the folder, select “Unnamed,” and then type a new name.

How to rearrange apps

Now that you have your apps organized in folders, you may want to rearrange them in the app drawer. You can put the most used apps/folders at the top and push the rarely used ones to the bottom of the drawer.

Just like you did before, long press and drag an app/folder to any position in the app drawer, then release.

How to Download Android Apps on Chromebook

How to uninstall android apps

Installing various Android apps on your Chromebook will surely eat up a lot of storage. Fortunately, you can easily uninstall any app that you haven’t used for a while and that is taking up that much-needed space.

Open the app drawer, right-click on the app you want to uninstall, and then click “Uninstall”.

A message appears asking you to confirm that you want to uninstall the application. Click “Uninstall”.

After the app is uninstalled, you can go ahead and install any additional apps using the freed up space gained by deleting any apps you no longer need.

How to Download Android Apps on Chromebook