How to Install and Play Minecraft on Chromebook

Minecraft is undoubtedly one of the most popular games in the world. After its release, Minecraft birthed a new kind of gaming genre called sandbox games, where players could create, modify, or destroy their environment. After years of anticipation, Minecraft developer Mojang has finally extended support for ChromeOS. This means you can install and play Minecraft on your Chromebook officially without much friction. So, let’s check out the steps for Minecraft installation on Chromebook.

Play Minecraft Bedrock Edition on Your Chromebook Officially

1. To start, click here to access the Minecraft app listing in Google Play Store and install it. If your Chromebook meets the requirement, it will show one of these prices: $19.99, $6.99, or $13.

Early Access: Install Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on a Chromebook
Our Play Store bugged out and showed the price as Rs 20 ($0.25)

2. Once installed, you can power up the game and officially play Minecraft Bedrock Edition on your Chromebook.

Install Minecraft Education Edition on Your Chromebook

1. Open the Play Store, search for Minecraft: Education Edition (Free) and install the game. That’s it.

2. Keep in mind that students have 10 free logins. Post that, you will have to buy a subscription using the link here. Moreover, you will have to use your school account to log in to Minecraft.

Install Minecraft: Java Edition on Your Chromebook

1. First of all, make sure you have set up Linux on your Chromebook.

2. Once Linux is installed, open the Linux Terminal.

3. Now, run the below command. This will update your Linux to the latest build.

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

4. After updating the Linux build, download the Minecraft.deb file (Debian/Ubuntu) from the official website. After that, move the file to the “Linux files” section inside the Files app.

5. Now, double-click on the downloaded file and click on the “Install” button.

6. Now, to play Minecraft, press the Search key, type “Minecraft”, and open “Minecraft Launcher”.

7. Next, log in with your Mojang or Microsoft account.

8. After that, click on “Play Demo” at the bottom, and it will start downloading the latest release. The app will close after the installation and will reopen automatically. If that does not happen, open “Minecraft Launcher” from the App Drawer manually.

9. Finally, Minecraft will open up on your Chromebook and will be ready to play. Simply click on “Play Demo World” and off you go to the gameplay.

10. If you want to adjust mouse sensitivity, navigate to “Options -> Mouse Settings” and change the sensitivity to “Hyperspeed”. Now, you can play Minecraft on Chromebook without any jitter.

11. In case you face any installation errors, open the Terminal app from the App Drawer. After that, run the below Linux command to install the Java Development Kit. Finally, install the Minecraft.deb file normally from the Files app.

sudo apt-get install default-jdk -y

Play Classic Minecraft on School-issued Chromebooks

Mojang Studios has released the Classic version of Minecraft on the web, which can be played using any browser. That means you can play Minecraft even on school-issued Chromebooks. However, you will just have 32 blocks to build with, and that too in a very old-school interface.

It will surely make you remember the 2009 Minecraft interface. But the best part is that WASD controls work in the browser and the game is playable without major lag. There is also a multiplayer option where you can invite up to 9 players. With all that said, here is how you can play Minecraft Classic on your Chromebook.

1. Open in the Chrome browser and hit Enter. As you can see, you can share the link with your friends to start the multiplayer mode, or you can start the game on your own.

2. Here is a little snippet of the Minecraft Classic gameplay on Chrome OS.

Comments 343
  • Lijah says:

    It says I have 26 updates to install but will not tell me how or read any command after that what should I do?

  • Simeon says:

    The classic thing says:This site can’t be reached refused to connect.

  • Aidan Serad says:

    So if I do this will I be able to play the FULL game, and not just the DEMO version?!

  • Peter says:

    I had to run this command in the chromebook linux terminal before it would work:

    sudo apt-get install -y libsecret-1-0


  • Badrinath says:

    its not opening bruh the minecraft launcher is keeep on loadinng

  • steven says:

    omg minecraft is good

  • tyler says:

    Can you find a way to get Minecraft not Minecraft education edition please? Becau
    se I kept trying but it didn`t work.

  • Minecrafter1923 says:

    I am having trouble with mine.
    Me getting Minecraft on my Chromebook is a breeze until step 7.
    The launcher is just loading for like 2 hours now.
    I even tried doing the steps again, but it just will not completely be finished loading.

  • alastair says:

    minecraft launcher wont even open when i click on the app

    • k says:

      same issue here, I restarted my chromebook several times and it still isn’t doing nothing

    • Minecrafter1923 says:

      Same with me!

      • Barry says:

        I solved this by running “sudo apt install libsecret-1-0” in the terminal. The launcher logs were complaining about this missing library

      • Darius Al Bagdadi says:

        It works now thx m8

    • Anonymous says:

      Same here

  • D3mon says:

    can you use mods on it?????

  • ben says:

    the minecraft launcher will keep loading and it wouldn’t open can anyone say how to fix this?

    • alastair says:


    • ander says:

      yea me to it whont open

    • Minecrafter1923 says:

      Yeah, same with me!
      I tried every command that is on this article.
      What am I doing wrong?
      Is it just my computer?

      • Some Nobody says:

        “sudo apt install libsecret-1-0”

  • SSG Dev says:

    if that was so tlauncher the biggest free minecraft launcher would get arrested when almost half the minecraft players know and allow it.

  • bob says:

    it says there was an error
    Heres what it said:
    E: buster/main amd64 openjdk-11-jre-headless amd64 is not (yet) available (404 Not Found [IP: 443])
    E: buster/main amd64 openjdk-11-jre amd64 is not (yet) available (404 Not Found [IP: 443])
    does anyone know how to fix this?

    • Fabian says:

      we got the same error
      No idea how to fix it

    • Paul says:

      If you type ‘sudo apt-get update’ you’ll see a related error caused by the fact that the buster repository has changed state to oldstable:
      N: This must be accepted explicitly before updates for this repository can be applied. See apt-secure(8) manpage for details.

      Debian released ‘bullseye’ the next version after ‘buster’, but buster is still getting security updates so they call it the ‘oldstable’ release. They want you to acknowledge this change before allowing you to apt-get update or install new packages – ie the openjdk java runtime packages which are used to launch the Minecraft java edition.

      To fix the apt-get update error message and install the Minecraft.deb, you can acknowledge that buster is now oldstable by opening the linux terminal and entering the following command:
      sudo apt-get update –allow-releaseinfo-change

      • EelyBoi says:

        i did this and it said Command line option ‘a’ [from -allow-releaseinfo-change] is not understood in combination with the other options and it still wont install. is there anything else that works?

      • Tyler Weston says:

        Im having the same problem did anyone get past this?

      • Tyler says:

        I had this problem too. Run the following command:
        sudo apt update
        Than type “y” to confirm the change. Type the command:
        sudo apt-get update –allow-releaseinfo-change (make sure to put 2 – before allow)
        And then type the command in the article. This worked for me I hope it works for you.

      • boh says:

        this worked for me!!

      • Star_reaper9000 says:

        I hope it works for me

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