The Google Play Store and over 1 million Android Apps are slowly but surely making their way to Chromebooks everywhere. Officially, there are only 3 devices with access on the Stable channel of Chrome OS.
We have reported on a number of Chromebooks that have gained the Play Store through various methods and wanted to make an updated list of all the devices to share. We will continue to update this list as more information is received. With a little luck, we will see the Play Store hit the Stable channel for all devices sooner than later. Until then, check back here to see if your Chromebook made the list.
The Chromebooks below are listed by channel required for access to the Play Store. Device notated with an (*) also require developer mode and a few tweaks through the crosh screen. You can find the steps for this method here.
These devices are the original 3 that have access to Android apps and require no special steps. You need only make sure your Chromebook is on the Stable channel and updated to the latest version of Chrome OS. These are the only Chromebooks with “official” Play Store access.
ASUS Chromebook Flip C100
Acer Chromebook R11
Google Chromebook Pixel LS(2015)
Currently, there is only one device that works with Android Apps on Beta. It requires no special steps other than switching to the Beta channel.
Acer Chromebook R13
This list is growing and each day we hear of new devices that have gained access. We will not update a device unless we have confirmation of the Chromebook and the method used to add the Play Store.
Dell Chromebook 13
HP Chromebook 13 G1
HP Chromebook 11 G5
Samsung Chromebook 3
Acer Chromebook 14*
Acer Chromebook 15*
There has been a little debate as to whether or not the ASUS 300 has or will have the Play Store. Some have reported access in the developer channel but we have yet to confirm. I believe only the C300SA will get access, not the C300MA. I will update as soon as I can confirm that information.
If you have found that your Chromebook has access to the Play Store and you don’t see it here, send us an email with a screenshot and we will add it to the list.
As always, switching from the Stable channel of Chrome OS does come with a warning. Google, the developers nor us, for that matter, can be responsible for any issues that may arise. Please ensure you know the steps as well as the risk involved with changing channels. Aside from being buggy, moving back from the “experimental” channels will result in a powerwash and the loss of any local data. Make sure you back up anything you do not wish to lose.
Here’s a screenshot of Clash of Clans on my Acer Chromebook 14.
The resolution is a little hinky but all-in-all it is fully functional.