The introduction of the Google Play Store, which provides access to millions of Android apps on supported Chrome OS devices, is one of the best features of Chromebooks. Here's how to install Android apps on your Chromebook.
Which devices support the Play Store?
Although most new Chromebooks ship with the Google Play Store, some devices still do not support the Play Store. Check Chrome Projects Page to see a complete list of devices that support Android apps and those that are scheduled. Google continues to evaluate more devices for compatibility and updates the list as new devices are added.
If the Play Store app still does not appear in the launcher, your Chromebook may need a software update. Make sure Chrome OS is running the latest version and try to update your Chromebook to the most recent version.
How to install Android apps
To begin, you must first open the Play Store. Click the Launcher icon, scroll to the Play Store icon, and then click it.
Once the Play Store is open, type an application name in the search bar at the top, and then press Enter.
In the list of search results, click "Install" under the application you want to start the download.
Once the application is installed, click on "Open".
If you prefer to open it later, you can do it from the application tray. Click on the drawer icon, scroll to the app's icon, and select it.
How to organize downloaded applications
After downloading many applications, you may notice that the application drawer becomes a little cluttered. Although there is no way to automatically sort applications into the tray, you can add them to folders and manually rearrange their order in the tray.
How to add applications to folders
To organize them into different categories for easy access, you can group them in a folder in the application drawer.
Open the application drawer, long-press an app, slide it over another app, and then drop it.
An unnamed folder is created with the applications. To rename the folder into something more descriptive, click on the folder, select "Unnamed", and then type a new name.
How to rearrange the applications
Now that applications are organized into folders, you can rearrange them in the application tray. You can place the most used applications / folders at the top and push the ones you rarely use at the bottom of the drawer.
As you did before, touch and hold an app / folder and drag it to any location in the app drawer, then release it.
How to uninstall Android apps
The installation of several Android apps on your Chromebook is related to the use of a large amount of storage. Fortunately, you can easily uninstall applications that you have not used for a long time and occupy this essential space.
Open the application drawer, right-click the application you want to uninstall, and then click "Uninstall."
A prompt appears asking you to confirm that you want to uninstall the application. Click on "Uninstall".
Once the application has been uninstalled, you can install additional applications with the free space needed to remove applications you no longer need.