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How to Install Minecraft on Chromebook

Chromebook is a robust machine that can also handle gaming. You can play high-end games like Minecraft. It is without a doubt one of the world’s most popular games. Here players could build, change, or even destroy their world.

Minecraft is available on major operating systems such as Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, and iOS. Now, it is also available on Chromebook. With the support of the Google Play Store, you can install any Android game. Let’s discuss; how we can download and install Minecraft on Chromebook.

How to Install Minecraft on Chromebook

Minecraft has introduced an Education Edition for Chromebook users to promote creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving skills for the student. You can install it from the Google Play Store. For that, you have to enable Google Play Store support on your Chromebook.

Once it is enabled, you can follow the following steps to install Minecraft Education Edition on your Chromebook:

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

Accessing Google Play Store from the App Drawer

Step 2: It will open the Google Play Store and search for Minecraft: Education Edition. Now to install it click on the “Install” button.

Arrow Pointing to Install Button to Install Minecraft Education

Step 3: Once it gets installed, click on “Open.” Or else, you can open it from the app drawer. 

Arrow Point to Open Button

Step 4: To play Minecraft Education Edition for free, you need to use your school or organisation account to Sign-In. If you don’t have an account, try free demo lessons. Or else, buy a subscription starting at $5/year or create Office 365 Education account to play the full version.

Minecraft Sign In page

How to Install Minecraft: Java Edition on Chromebook

If you want to install Minecraft: Java Edition on your Chromebook. Then you have to install and set up a Linux development environment on your Chromebook. For that, you can check our guide on how to enable Linux on Chromebook

You can install Minecraft: Java Edition by following the steps mentioned below once you’ve enabled the Linux environment.

Step 1: Visit the Minecraft website and pick the “Minecraft.deb file” from the list.

Minecraft Office Website and Highlighted  Debian Download Link

Step 2: After the download is complete. You have to move the downloaded file to the “Linux files” section; inside the Files app.

Highlighting Linux Files folder on Chromebook

Step 3: Double-click the Minecraft.deb file. Here, you will get a Linux application installation window. Click on the “Install” button to install Minecraft: Java Edition on your Chromebook.

Pop-up Windows with Install App with Linux message and Install button

Step 4: Now, open the “Minecraft Launcher“. You will get it in the “Linux apps” folder in the App drawer. Once you launch the game, the app will automatically download all the necessary files to your system. Next, log in with your Mojang or Microsoft account to play Minecraft.

Minecraft Welcome Screen

So, that’s it; this is how you can install Minecraft Java Edition on a Chromebook. Please, note that it’s not the best idea to run Minecraft on a Chromebook anyway, outside the education edition. The performance might not be the best, but it is, at least possible.


That’s it; this is how you can download and install Minecraft on Chromebook. If you are facing some errors while playing Minecraft, you can check our troubleshooting guide on Minecraft. You also 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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