Google Begins Rolling Out Android Apps On Chromebooks

Following the announcement of Android Apps Coming To Chromebooks late last month, Google is back once again with some pretty exciting news and has revealed that the Google Play Store has now began rolling out for select Chromebooks.

The Google Play Store is now available on the ASUS Chromebook Flip, and to get it all you have to do is:

  • Click the bottom right corner of your screen and go to the Settings page
  • Hit the "About Chrome OS" button and then the "More info ..." 
  • Click the "Change channel ..." button and then choose the Click the "Developer" option
  • Hit the "Change channel" button to confirm and your Chromebook will begin downloading the latest developer channel for device
  • Once the download is finished, you need to reboot your Chromebook, and Voila! you are now in M53 developer channel
  • Click the bottom right corner of your screen and go to the Settings page
  • Look for the "Play store" section and check the box that says "Enable Google Play Store on your Chromebook"
  • Hit the "Get started" button, and after you agree to the terms, you'll see the Play store app open
  • Voila!
Reminder: If the developer channel is just too buggy for you, you can always change it back by going to the "Change channel" section and choosing Stable or Beta to switch over. Some apps need to be updated in order to work with Chrome OS.

That's it, you can now download and install your favorite Android apps and games on your ASUS Chromebook Flip. Last but not least, the Google Chromebook Pixel (2015) and Acer Chromebook R11 are expected to get it very soon.