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How to play Among Us on a Chromebook

The Android version is the best bet here.
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March 18, 2022

Among Us became popular because of its simple style and cross-platform approach. It’s available across all the major platforms. While Chrome OS doesn’t have a native version of Among Us, there are a few ways to run it on the OS. Here’s how to play Among Us on a Chromebook.

Read more: How to download and play Minecraft on a Chromebook

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To play Among Us on a Chromebook, you can install the Android version of the game from the Google Play Store. You can also play the Steam version by installing the Linux version on the Chromebook or stream the game via Nvidia's GeForce Now.


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Installing the Android version from the Play Store

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You can run the Android version of Among Us if your Chromebook supports Android apps. Most Chromebooks released in and after 2017 come with Android app support.

Open the Settings app and click on Apps in the left navigation pane to check whether your Chromebook supports them. If you see an option in the right pane that says Google Play Store, your Chromebook supports the Google Play Store and Android apps.

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If you don’t see the option, updating your Chromebook may help since some Chromebooks got Android app support via updates.

Open the Settings app and click About Chrome OS in the left navigation pane to update your Chromebook. Click the Check for Updates button under Google Chrome OS in the right pane. Follow the instructions to finish updating. You can follow the earlier steps to check if the Apps tab shows the Google Play Store option.

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If you want to double-check if your Chromebook is supported, check out our complete list of Chromebooks that support Android and Linux apps.

More here: How to run Android apps on your Chromebook

Enable Google Play Store on your Chromebook, and download Among Us

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You should be able to find the Play Store in your Chromebook search since it’s generally enabled by default on supported devices. If you cannot find it, you will have to enable it.

Open the Settings app on your Chromebook, and click Apps in the left navigation pane. In the right pane, click the Turn on button next to Google Play Store.

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In the Terms of Service dialog box, click More.

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Tick the checkboxes as per your preferences. Click Accept.

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The installation will progress, and the Google Play Store will launch after a couple of minutes. If it doesn’t launch, open Google Play Store by looking for it in search.

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Click the search tab towards the top, and type Among Us (or click this link). Click Install.

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Among Us will download and install. The button next to the listing will change to Play once the installation is completed.

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Click Play to launch Among Us. You can also launch it via Chromebook search.

More here: How to run Android apps on your Chromebook

Using Steam for Linux

You can run Steam on Chromebooks unofficially, using the Linux version. It’s due to arrive on Chromebooks officially, but the Linux version may throw some performance issues your way for now. We recommend that you try this method only if the Android app doesn’t work on your Chromebook, which is very unlikely.

Enabling Linux apps on your Chromebook

Open the Settings app on your Chromebook, and click Advanced in the left navigation pane. Click Developers under Advanced. In the right pane, find the Linux development environment tab. Click the Turn on button.

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The installation dialog box will appear. Select the disk size according to your preference. Click Next.

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It will take some time, but the installation will finish, and a terminal window will open. Update your Linux environment to the latest version by typing in the command below. Hit Enter once you type it in.

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
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How to install Steam Linux app on Chromebooks

Prepare your system for Steam by installing the necessary files. Run the following commands in the Terminal that’s already open, one by one. Hit Enter after every command. Also, type Y and press Enter if prompted.

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sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 
sudo apt update 
sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 
sudo apt-get install libegl1:i386 
sudo apt-get install libgbm1:i386 
sudo apt-get install steam-libs-amd64:amd64 
sudo apt-get install steam-libs-i386:i386 
sudo apt-get install xterm

Head over to the Steam client download page, and click on the Steam icon next to Install Steam, or Also available on, or click this link. The Steam .deb Linux app file will be downloaded onto your Chromebook. Open it by double-clicking on it from your Downloads folder. Click Install.

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The installation will begin, with the progress showing at the bottom right of your screen. Wait for it to finish installing. Once done, Steam will show up in your app drawer and search. Find and launch it. It will perform configurations and updates and launch.

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Log in to your account by typing in your credentials, or create a new account. You will also need to enter the two-step verification code Steam sends via email and click Next.

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Click Finish to complete the setup.

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Steam will open up, listing your owned games in the left pane. In this case, we already own Among Us on Steam. If you don’t own the game on Steam, you will need to purchase it.

Installing Among Us via Steam

Click on the Steam button at the top left of the Steam window and click Settings. In Settings, click Steam Play, and make sure both the boxes are ticked — Enable Steam Play for supported titles and Enable Steam Play for all other titles. Click Ok.

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Once done, click Library in the top tab and then Among Us in the left pane. Click the Install button on the Among Us page.

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Select your settings, and click Next. The game will install in the background. If not, you can click the Download button on the Among Us page to initiate the download and wait for it to finish.

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You will see a Play button on the Among Us page when finished. Click on it to launch the game. Click Continue when the Steam Play warning shows up. Steam may install a few more updates and will launch the game.

More here: How to run Steam on Chromebook computers

Using GeForce Now

If your Chromebook doesn’t support Android or Linux apps, you can always choose cloud gaming. Nvidia GeForce Now is Nvidia’s game streaming service and works on most devices with a web browser. It also has Among Us, so you can play it on your Chromebook.

To play Among Us, go to the GeForce Now website. Click Join now at the top right corner. You can also directly log in if you have a subscription already.

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Select your preferred plan by clicking the Join button under it.

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On the signup/login page, enter your email or click a connected account signup button to proceed.

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Enter your details and click Create account. Check your email inbox to confirm your account, and click the link from Nvidia. Click Create account.

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On the account settings confirmation page, check the boxes per your preference. Click Submit.

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Locate the Launch button under Chrome, and click it.

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Click the Agree & Continue button. You may need to click through the tutorial walkthrough.

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Find Among Us via the search bar at the top.

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Click to expand the listing. Select the platform on which you own your copy of Among Us. Click the Play button.

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You may need to log in again, and GeForce Now will ask you to log in to your Epic Games or Steam account and connect it for quicker login.

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Once done, Among Us will launch in Google Chrome.


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