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Can you play Roblox on a Chromebook?

You only need a Chromebook that supports Android apps.
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March 16, 2022

Roblox is one of the most popular games around, especially with kids, and it has a solid multiplatform footing. If you’re wondering if you can play Roblox on your Chromebook, the answer is yes. There’s no native app for Chrome OS, but you can run the Android version on most new Chromebooks. Here’s how to play Roblox on a Chromebook.

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To play Roblox on a Chromebook, you can install the Android version of the app via the Google Play Store. You will need to check if your Chromebook runs Android apps and enable Google Play Store before installing Roblox.


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How to play Roblox on a Chromebook

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You can play the Android version of Roblox on your Chromebook, but you need to make sure your Chromebook supports Android apps and enable Google Play Store. There are a couple of things to consider. First of all, Android app support is not available on all Chromebooks, but most new ones have it.

Secondly, school-issued Chromebooks are managed by the school’s administration and often block access to the Google Play Store. That means you cannot play the Android version of Roblox on your school Chromebook.

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Check if your device can run Android apps

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Most Chromebooks, especially those released in and after 2017, can run Android apps. You can check if your Chromebook supports Android apps in the Settings app.

Open the Settings app, and click on Apps in the left navigation pane. There will be an option in the right pane that says Google Play Store. If you see this option, your Chromebook supports the Google Play Store, which means you can run Android apps on your Chromebook.

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If you don’t see the option, not all hope is lost. Some Chromebooks got Android app support via updates, so you can try updating your Chromebook and checking again.

To update your Chromebook, open the Settings app, and click the About Chrome OS option located at the very bottom of the left navigation pane. In the right pane, click the Check for Updates button at the right, under the Google Chrome OS tab. Follow the instructions to finish updating, and check if the Apps tab now has the Google Play Store option.

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You can also check our complete list of Chromebooks that support Android and Linux apps to see if your Chromebook model is supported.

More here: How to run Android apps on your Chromebook

Enable Google Play Store on your Chromebook

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Chromebooks with Android app support generally have the Google Play Store enabled by default. Look for it in the search on your Chromebook. If you cannot find Google Play Store, you will have to enable it.

Open the Settings app, and click Apps in the left navigation pane. There will be an option in the right pane that says Google Play Store. Click the Turn on button next to it.

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A new dialog box will pop up with the terms of service. Click More.

Chromebook Play Store terms and conditions
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Check the boxes as per your preferences. Click the Accept button.

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It will take a minute or so, and the Google Play Store will launch. It will also show up in your app drawer, and you’ll be able to launch it via search as well.

Also see: 15 best Chromebook apps available in the Play Store

How to download Roblox on Chromebook

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The process after enabling Google Play Store is relatively simple. You have to find Roblox on the Google Play Store and install it. Launch Google Play Store by looking for it in search.

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Click the search tab towards the top, and type in Roblox (or click this link). Click Install to download Roblox on your Chromebook.

Install Roblox Chromebook
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Depending on your internet connection and Chromebook performance, it will take some time.

Chromebook Roblox installed
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The Play Store listing will show a Play button next to the app name when it finishes downloading. Click it to launch Roblox. You can also launch Roblox by looking it up in the Chromebook search.


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