Can Chromebook use Minecraft?

Have you wanted to use Minecraft: Education Edition but couldn’t since you use Chromebooks in your classroom? Great news! Microsoft has just released Minecraft: Education Edition for Chromebooks and in this post you’ll learn all the steps you need to install it on your school’s Chromebooks using the G Suite admin console.

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Getting Started

Before we get to installing Minecraft on Chromebook, let’s discuss the installation of Linux. Most guides online will briefly explain how to run Minecraft on Chromebook using Linux, but they’ll skip all the hardest parts.

If you want to learn the whole process, you’re in the right place. Installing Linux on a Chromebook isn’t too difficult. You need to enable the developer mode, and then install the Linux Distro using Crouton.

Installing Minecraft Education Edition on Chromebook

Minecraft offers an Education Edition which is available for download on Windows, Mac, iPad and Chromebook. It promotes game-based learning among students, offering features like collaboration on projects with classmates in the multiplayer mode, teaching tools to support educators, learning content and curriculum guides across subjects and much more. However, since the game is available on the Play Store as an Android app, you would have to contact your school administrator to enable Google Play from their side.

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Installing Minecraft: Java Edition on a Chromebook

First and foremost, you’re going to need a Chromebook that supports Linux applications. You can find the Linux setting under the Developers tab of your Chromebook’s settings menu. It will be nested under the Advanced tab right above “About Chrome OS.” Once you’ve enabled Linux, you can click here to learn more about setting up Linux on your device. Ready? awesome. Let’s go.

Note: Minecraft: Java Edition comes with a free demo version but you will need to purchase a license to access the full version of the game. It is a one-time purchase of $26.95. Alternatively, Minecraft: Java Edition is included with PC Game Pass that gives you access to hundreds of popular PC titles.

How To Install Minecraft: Education Edition on Chromebooks?

Here’s how you can install the game on your Chromebook (issued by schools).

Step 01: Ask the administrator to turn on Google Play Store support on your Chromebook. You can go to the Google Play Store >> Settings >> Google Play Store >> Turn ON.

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