Which are the best Android apps to install on Chromebook? It’s been a few months since Google announced its plans to bring the Google Play Store to Chromebook, effectively allowing users of the Chrome OS to play around with apps that were previously designed for Android users only, so we’ve decided to take a look at the most interesting Android apps for Chromebook users.
Now, you should know that not all Chromebooks support Android apps and the company has previously released a full list of Chromebooks that will support such apps from the get go, such as Asus Chromebook Flip, Aces Chromebook R11 / C738T and Google Chromebook Pixel, and a longer list of devices that are scheduled to work with Android apps later this year or in 2017, with no strict timeline provided.
Installing Android apps to your Chromebook isn’t that difficult a job. In fact, you just have to install the Google Play Store to get things going, which is already available for the above-mentioned devices. First, you’ll have to make sure the Chromebook software is up to date and that you’re running OS version 53 and up. Then, you have to sign into the Google Play Store, tap the status area, go to Settings and to the intuitively named area “Google Play Store.” There, you’ll have to check the box to enable getting this app on your Chromebook and then get started. You’ll then pretend to read the Terms of Service, sign into your Google account again and enjoy the new icon that appeared in your launcher.
By firing up this app, you’ll be able to further install Android apps on your device, including games. And speaking of games do check our 8 best Chromebook Google apps for gaming, also. Of course, don’t expect all apps to work perfectly, but most will. It will be like you have another mobile device.
So, what apps should you install? Well, we went around the Internet for a stroll and found several sites talking about this exact issue. We took those into consideration, noticed how often they repeated across these sites and then checked which had the best and most reviews to order them better. Without further ado, here are the 10 best Android apps to install on Chromebook.