How to Install and Play Minecraft in Chrome OS

Minecraft is one of the most popular games, particularly among kids. So if you have recently installed Chrome OS on your kid’s laptop or brought him a Chromebook, good news is they can play Minecraft on it.

Here’s how to install Minecraft in Chrome OS:

  1. Enable Linux Development Mode
  2. Open Terminal
  3. Update Linux
  4. Download Minecraft.deb file
  5. Launching Minecraft.deb File
  6. Launch Minecraft Launcher
  7. Login to Minecraft and Play

Now, lets discuss each steps in details!

Please note that you cannot install and run Minecraft on Chromebooks that are issued by schools.

1. Enable Linux Development Mode

First, you need to enable Linux development mode in Chrome OS. To do that, open settings. Go to “Advanced”. There look for “Developers” option and click on that.

Under the “Developers” heading, you will see option “Linux development environment (Beta)”. Click on “Turn on” button next to that.

2. Open Terminal

Once the linux development mode is enabled, you will be able to access the “Terminal”.

To launch Terminal, just press the “Search” key on your keyboard, type “Terminal” and then launch it. Alternatively, you can also find it in App Drawer under “Linux apps”.

3. Update Linux

Update the Linux to latest build. To do that, type the below command in terminal and hit Enter:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

Wait till the updates are installed.

4. Download Minecraft.deb file

When your linux is upgraded, it is is time to get the Minecraft Java Edition .deb file.

Download Minecraft.deb file from its official page.

When the file is successfully downloaded, move it to “Linux files” using Files app.

5. Launching Minecraft.deb File

Download click on the downloaded Minecraft.deb file. It will open a window titled “Install app with Linux (Beta)” with details of apps.

Make sure the details mentions “Official Minecraft Launcher”. Click on “Install” button.

6. Launch Minecraft Launcher

When the installation is completed, press “Search” key on your keyboard, and type “Minecraft”. The search results will show “Minecraft Launcher”. Click on that to open it.

Alternatively, you can also open “Minecraft Launcher” from App Drawer.

7. Login to Minecraft and Play

When you launch the Minecraft Launcher, you will be prompted to login with your Microsoft or Mojang account at the first window. Enter your details to login.

Once logged in, click on “Play Demo” button. This will start downloading the latest version of Minecraft game on your computer running on Chrome OS.

When the latest version is updated, click on “Pay Demo World” and start playing the game.

Conclusion

So that was all required to install Minecraft on your Chromebook.

If you notice lags or performance issue with Minecraft on Chrome OS device, we recommend that you just restart your system, and hopefully, the performance issue will be resolved.