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How to Update Android Apps on Chromebook

On the latest version of Chrome OS, we get to see Android support. But if you want to use it on your Chromebook, we need to enable the Google Play Store service. If you have accepted the Google Play Store service on your Chromebook when you set up your new Chromebook for the first time, you can directly follow the steps mentioned below.

If not, you can follow our guide on; how to enable Google Play Store on Chromebook. For that, you can follow the linked article. Chromebooks come with some Android apps pre-installed, and these need updates. Or, if you have installed Android apps on your Chromebook, then you need to check for and install the latest update on your device. For that, follow the guide till the end.

How to Update Android Apps on Chromebook

Updating Android apps on Chromebook is similar to the Android smartphone. If you know how to update android apps on your smartphone, then for you, it is very simple.

No doubt, that the system will automatically check for the app’s update and install it in the background, but it can affect your workflow. To avoid this you can manually check for and update the apps. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Click on the “App Launcher” icon to open the app drawer. Now look for the “Google Play Store” and open it to update the Android applications.

Accessing Google Play Store on Chromebook from the App Launcher

Step 2: It will open the Google Play Store. Here click on your profile icon and click on the “Manage apps & device” option.

Accessing Manage Apps & Devices in Google Play Store

Step 3: You will get the overview window; you can click on the “See recent updates” option to check for all the available updates.

See Recent Updates Link to Update Android Apps

Step 4: Also, by selecting the “Manage” tab, you can look for updates. To download the available updates, select “Update available” and then click the “Check for Update” button.

An Arrow Poning to Manage and Clicking Check for Updates Link

This will update all your outdated android applications to the latest version.

How to Install Android Apps on Chromebook

Androir Apps Download Page on Google Play Store

If you want to install new Android apps on your Chromebook, you can simply click the back button or quit and reopen the Google Play Store application.

Then, use the search box to look for the app you want to install. Alternatively, to install any Android application, browse the Google Play Store, choose the app, and then click the “Install” option. It will be added to your ChromeOS launcher and installed immediately.

If you want a thorough guide, check out our guide on; how to install Android apps on a Chromebook. For that, follow the linked guide.


To sum up; this is how you can update Android apps on your Chromebook. You can check out our Chromebook troubleshooting guide if you are new to Chromebook and Chrome OS.

I hope this Chromebook guide was helpful to you. If you liked the article, share it with your friends. If you have some suggestions or doubts, do not hesitate to leave them in the comments section. We are always there to assist you.

Ajoy Kumar
Ajoy Kumarhttps://thechromeguide.com
I love using Chromebook. So, I created TheChromeGuide.com to share my knowledge of ChromeOS, Chrome and Chromecast.
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