How to Play Roblox on Chromebook in 2020

How to Play Roblox on a Chromebook in 2021

Users who move from a Windows PC to a Chromebook find it hard to accept that they can no longer play their favorite games on this new platform. However, things have changed dramatically in the past few years thanks to Linux support and now you can play a majority of Windows games either through Steam on Chrome OS or Play Store. Recently, we covered how to play Minecraft on Chromebook, and this time we bring you how to run Roblox on your machine. You can easily install and play Roblox on a Chromebook and without many hacks and tweaks. So without further delay, let’s jump to the steps.

Note: Want to share your Roblox gameplay with the world? Learn how you can enable and record screen on Chromebook by following the linked article.

Play Roblox on a Chromebook (Updated 2021)

You can actually play Roblox on Chromebooks, but you need Play Store support. The experience with the Android app is much better and the frame rate is also pretty good. However, in case, you have a school-issued Chromebook and Play Store is locked for you then you can’t play Roblox.

Earlier, it was possible to use ARC Welder to run Roblox on school issued Chromebooks. However, ARC Welder has been removed from the Chrome Store and can no longer be used. Unfortunately, that means that there is currently no way to play Roblox on Chromebooks without Play Store support.

Run Roblox on a Chromebook (Requires Play Store Support)

1. First of all, open the Settings page of your Chromebook by clicking on the cogwheel icon under the Quick Settings menu.

Use Linux on Your Chromebook

2. Next, click on “Apps” on the left pane and enable Google Play Store, if Play Store is already not turned on.

Play Roblox on Chromebook

3. After that, search for Roblox in the Play Store (Free, offers in-app purchases) and install it right away on your Chromebook.

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4. Now, just open the game from the App Drawer and Roblox will work like a charm. You can also press the Search key on the keyboard and search for “roblox” and open it. The best part is that it supports WASD key controls and external mouse as well.

Play Roblox on Chromebook

5. In my testing, there was some graphics-related black lines issue while playing Roblox on Chromebook. However, after enabling GPU acceleration on my Chromebook from Chrome Flags, the effect was minimized. You can also try the same method on your Chromebook. Other than that, if your Chromebook has an ARM-based processor then Roblox would perform pretty well since you are running an Android app.

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Install Roblox on Your Chromebook and Play Like a Champ

So that was our short article on how to play Roblox on a Chromebook. As we can see, the popular game is already available on the Google Play Store and you don’t need to go through any sort of hassles to play this massive multiplayer game. If you have a school-issued Chromebook then unfortunately there is no way you can run Roblox on your school Chromebook. However, you can try Crayta on Google Stadia which is a game like Roblox and is also free to play.

Anyway, that is all from us. If you want to play more games on Chrome OS, head over to our dedicated article on the best Chromebook games.

243 Comments

  1. How bout you guys try APKpure because it works for me but it acts like a tablet just to let you guys know by the way I´am trying to make my roblox as a pc but I can´t find nothing [this is a school chromebook].

  2. How bout you guys try APKpure because it works for me but it acts like a tablet just to let you guys know by the way I´am trying to make my roblox as a pc but I can´t find nothing [this is a school chromebook].

  3. i tryed but ihave a school computer so i have to ask the STUPID SCHOOL to let me play roblox im mad

  4. it says This item has been disabled in Chrome. Enable this item but when i click enable item it refreshes but does nothing

  5. my Chromebook is not school but mine. when I try to run rroblox, it is very very very very slow. I usually cant even get it to function and the game usually crashed when I try to load a game. Arsenal told me that my fps is like 2 and it never went above 3. wth is this Chromebook and I can’t even play arsenal.

  6. I have tried every website to get to roblox I give up all of these are the same thing. settings then google play bla bla bla IT WILL NEVER WORK WE CANT GET ROBLOX ON A SCHOOL COMPUTER I AM DONE TRYING!!!!!!!!

  7. It wont let me i have been trying to get roblox for a long time and this really got my hopes up 🙁

    1. If it has malware on it it can insert a virus and damgage the sytem or steal your data. (if no malware no damge)

  8. I went to get get ARC Welder, but When I press ‘Add To Chrome’, It says that ‘Your Admin had Blocked “ARC Welder”‘ WHYYYY???!!!!

    1. The admin (the person who is managing your computer) blocked it (they prob want people not to download stuff like robox on school cromebook *if it is school cromebook*)

  9. IT DOESNT WORK ON CHROMEBOOK. IT SAYS THAT IM SUPPOSED TO DO IT IN DEVELOPER MODE WHEN I ALREADY DID IT AND II DONT WANNA DO IT AGAIN BECAUSE IT ALMOST GAVE ME A HEART ATTACK.

      1. tbh my school uses flipping securly and like- I can’t even get any of the sites, and when I try and turn on app store is just says my “adminastrater” blocked me from it.. wtf …

    1. tbh my school uses flipping securly and like- I can’t even get any of the sites, and when I try and turn on app store is just says my “adminastrater” blocked me from it.. wtf …

    2. are you shure that during a restart you did not forget to press controle+D. And presed space and turned dev mode off

  10. hey, i press “add your apk” then i press roblox apk file thingy then on arc welder it had a loading sign then the loading sign disappears and nothing happens. ):< i really try hard looking for something like this and it doesnt work now i wanna break something

    1. same to me they need to stop wasting our TIME AND TELL US A SIMPLE THING TO DO I AM SO TIRED OF ALL OF THESE FAKE SCAM GOOGLE LINKS that is worth nothing?

    1. do you have android veryfied on cromebook or if your cromebook is compatable with android (if its not compatable there is nothing you can do

  11. Ok guys for a lot of you it may not work. That’s because it is a very complicated process. First and foremost you can’t have things blocked. So just go to the google chrome store and download a Utility Browser. These allow you to search some things without it being blocked. Then you gotta find APK files for roblox. Just search it in normal google and right click on where they say download. After that you gotta download the Arc Welder extension from google chrome store. Then you launch it, CLICK A FOLDER OR MAKE A NEW ONE, THEN you put your APK file. It will take time, and then do the rest of what the post says.

    1. It starts “loading” after i open the apk but nearly 5 seconds later it just stops and leaves me to click “add apk” Plss help. If you can help me, My discord is Irodgn #7432

    2. I cant open Arc welder. It lets me download it of the web store but for some reason i cant run it. Is it because ARC welder is a dev tool?

  12. Can you show me a way too get the android apk without it being blocked because my school chromebook has a extension that doesn’t allow me to get it

  13. OMG WHYYY I LOST MY 765 LOG IN DAY STREAK ON ADOPT ME PLEASE JUST PUT SOMETHING TRUEEE! ALL I WANT IS ROBLOX!

  14. I am not a bot.
    It works on my chrombook.
    I am not lying.
    If u think this is fake so be it.
    But its real 100% i can even show proof.

    1. You are dumb, other people have a up to date chromebook but their administrator downloaded some bullcrap called forticlient that blocks “almost every site” except for school sites, they want to download the apk file but it is blocked so don’t talk.

  15. KIDS IT WORKS.
    If u are whining why it does not work maybe its bc u dont have the newest version of a chromebook.
    So kids shut up.

    1. IT SAYS THE EXTENSION IS BLOCKED YOU DUMMY. DO. YOU. NOT. UNDERSTAND. WHAT. WE. ARE. SAYING?!?!?!?! THEY BLOCK YOU FROM DOWNLOADING FROM THE CHROME STORE SO WHEN WE TRY TO ADD THE EXTENSION IT SAYS ADMIN HAS BLOCKED IT. STOP BEHAVING LIKE A 7 YEAR OLD AND LOOK AT THE FACTS!!!

    2. You shut up. They dont let us because Chrome Store is blocked. If anyone is a kid you are.

    3. bru if its not android suported then it not gona work at all its not new or old crobook i has a AMD cromebook but it still cant run roblox cus not andoroid suported

  16. none of that works I just want to play Roblox but the computer won’t let me I’ve tried all of the above

  17. I have tried all of the above, it downloads from the playstore starts to load and just goes off and I have also tried the other download which has all done when it comes to testing app it starts then nothing else comes up

  18. this thing doesn’t even work but, i’m not surprised tho bc everyone lies at some point everyone believes them

  19. yeah it doesn’t work iv tried a bunch of stuff like gogole play and it just says only for phone and tablet wth man

  20. IT DOES NOT WORKKKKKK!!!!!

    I HAVE TRIED EVERY SINGLE WEBSITE ON HOW TO DOWNLOAD ROBLOX!!!! NONE OF THEM WORK !!!!!!! >:

    1. if you blind idiots cant read they do say and i quote in big bold letters “it does not work on all chromebooks”

  21. So I have to show anybody seeing this, for the few people who want to play steam games like me, but is restricted by time constraints at school. There is another place that I have found that just recently allowed chromebook support. That is Geforce now, even though you only get an hour of playtime.(unless you upgrade) It can be done over and over again. I do this in the middle of class when we have no work or unless I play Into the Breach,(Epic Games version) a chess like game. Games like TABS, TABG, Factorio, Fortnite(Dead and I hate it), and Watchdogs 1, 2, and Legion. They even have cyberpunk 2077. You might ask, “well how would that work it would destr…” Shut up. It runs on servers a decent ways away from wherever you live, which explains why there would be delay every so often(not because of chromebook). There still is a delay even with computers and laptops. Just pause and unpause on a singleplayer game. I do recommend using a chromebook that was handed to you without any blockers. Lastly, don’t complain when it doesn’t work because I know that its on your end. This works on almost all chromebooks. If it says that it doesn’t have the right os then try downloading the other downloads. That’s it and here’s the link. https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce-now/download/

    1. i had my chromebook since last march and its from school it doesnt work every time i try to add roblox it loads and gets stuck

  22. When I tried adding the roblox APK file on ARC welder, it would load for a bit, but then do nothing. Is that where everyone else is giving up or..?

    1. Ye they need to fix that, I tried to go to the,”click here if it doesn’t start downloading” and it brings you to another thing to install. You can’t install it though and so yeah, your stuck there.

    2. Same,but i think the problem for me is that instead of the roblox page showing up in downloads it shows up in google drive.

    1. What kind of chrome book do you have? Also are you using Play Store or the APK to play Roblox?

  23. the problem with this is because it’s and ANDROID app,and because of that you can’t play Roblox games that are blocked on PC

  24. For me it just says my chromebook cant open that type of file and they didn’t specify what app to download on the chrome web store

  25. I want to do it on my browser because i already have roblox as an app but when i try to play a game on my browser it just says “Chrome OS cant open this page”

    1. its impossible you have to download the app the operating system (OS) wasn’t meant for games its meant for work and research so if you want a chromebook that can do that get the gaming on

  26. it did not work on a 3th gade crombooki do not have i pad or a phon i got a crom that ses cromkeapr i got a school crome from frestrom elimitre school

    1. Well considering your grammer, your younger. And school issued cromebooks usually block apps. I would suggest asking for any of the supported platforms for christmas.

      1. bruh stop coming for these children, why are you even on a roblox article when you could be at work or being sad and alone at home

  27. welp THIS WEB IS A LIAR!!!! well looks like im going to play roblox on my phone i guess *walks away to his phone and plays roblox*

    1. I mean, it did in fact say it doesn’t work on all chromebooks. It doesn’t mean this method doesn’t work.

  28. Ok so what do we do if we click on a game in roblox and something pops up on your screen saying “Google Chrome OS can’t support this game”?

  29. people mad they can’t play in class, focus on your schoolwork damn brats. it’s not roblox’s fault you have caring parents who don’t want you to exposed to certain things, or schools that want you to learn.

    1. exposed to things? roblox is the most little kid friendly game there is. And no we arent playing when we’re supposed to be learning, obviously teachers would stop us. its something fun for when youre done with your work or at home chillin with ur chromebook and nothing to do. Stop being hateful. You have a disgusting personality.

      1. …Well- That just happened… But also you’re right! Light said were Brats?? Ha! You are! Light is acting immature by saying, “They just want us not to be exposed to certin things!” That! That’s what your exposing us to, Saying to kids like us : “FoCuS oN yOuR sChOoL wOrK DaMn bRaTs” Well, Thats why. Because of you cam’s right. So stop going on to this IF YOU DON’T WANT US ON THIS WEBSITE. You on it to! There no point on saying this. THanks for ruining some pepoles day.
        -School? Mehh- ;-;

        1. he is also right theres no point on a chromebook for free time if its just gonna be every game blocked.

  30. It works for me on school chromebook [and I put my roblox name on there just in case you want to friend me]

  31. OMG Thanks it works, its very laggy (like 15 fps laggy) But it works, im using arc welder using the apk provided
    im on a hp chromebook g3

    1. wait how did u turn on the google play store??? i searched in settings but it didn’t work 🙁

  32. bruh on freaking schoool lapo topo lol this pasty bone chicken home lone mega gnome chrome home metra dome looking butt up freaking reblex lookin a up dude like look at that roblox looking chrome dome looking m & m looking body shaped torso of roblox looking up dude like omg dude just wanted to play this freaking dum gum looking bacon head looking roblox up like ill beat yo roblox chromy homey looking up man so shut the heck up dummy gummy looking crooked shaped roblox

    1. people mad they can’t play in class, focus on your schoolwork damn brats. it’s not roblox’s fault you have caring parents who don’t want you to exposed to certain things, or schools that want you to learn.

      1. bro stu before i eat yo pasty bone chicken home lone mega gnome chrome home metra dome looking butt. your a freaking chrome dome looking m & m looking body shaped torso. pls go get help u nast chicken strip.

        1. Well, your a angsty teen or a child in elementery school. So let me explain how I estimated your age. One, your lack of punctuation. Two, what you wrote is hard to understand. Third, focus on your schoolwork. Later in life, or in freetime, you can play roblox or whatever on really any platform. Some include windows, xbox one, android, ios, macbook, and fire os. Fourth, please learn some actual insults. And last, please don’t be rude to others online unless you directly know them in real life and are against him.

          1. absolutely nobody cares what you think “IDKAY” nobody ever will. remember that.

  33. All I want to know is why the funk this shit is not working on this mother funking chrome book like what the funk I am so funking mad like why the funk this shit ain’t working that is a bitch

  34. yes im using a school chrome but idk how to work it! it wont let me turn it on and it tells me to delete my files and i already did and it wont work!!!!

  35. yes im using a school chrome but idk how to work it! it wont let me turn it on and it tells me to delete my files and i already did and it wont work!!!!

  36. Does anyone know how to look down on chrome book?
    Or do you need to use a mouse and not the keypad?
    Any help would be much appreciated people thank you in advance?

  37. Anyone install it on a Chrome book with an Intel i3/5/7 processor? My daughter says it is glitchy on her Intel i5 Chromebook.

  38. i wish sssssoooooo bad i can play roblox i have a xbox to play roblox but nooooo my mom want to take it??

  39. Bro I can’t play this when I try to play a roblox game it’ll just close the tab. I’m also using a school chromebook.

  40. We have a Google Chrome OS version 76 and we can play on 2 other chrome books in the house but not this one. We can download it and log in, but once we try to press play it says that Google Chrome can’t open the page. How do I get it to work?!

    1. i know how to download it but i cant cuz my school doesnt let me download so the button doesnt work

    1. i wish sssssoooooo bad i can play roblox i have a xbox to play roblox but nooooo my mom want to take it??

      1. yes im using a school chrome but idk how to work it! it wont let me turn it on and it tells me to delete my files and i already did and it wont work!!!!

  41. The app way works I don’t have a problem don’t do the apk way you might be installing a virus I just deal with this.

  42. I have been playing roblox on a chromebook for some time now. I am a developer who generally uses a PC and have found it very hard to adapt onto chromebook. You have to use ‘The Play Store’ which generally is used on mobile apps. Due to this, Roblox shows the mobile version which can get very annoying. The first person view is also very messed up and, when looking down, you will eventually reach the bottom where the apps come up. This makes games like asenal and other games that use first person to be unplayable. There is another mouse glitch which makes it so the cursor is frozen or almost frozen. The graphics are also very low. When playing games such as murder mystery, a pop up comes up saying whether your on tablet or phone, neither which I am on. Lag is also a big problem and makes it so that bigger games may not work as intended. As a developer, I need to use Roblox Studio for my work which I can not access due to it being only available on things like the windows store. I would like to know if these things have happened to other people and if anybdy else has a solution!

    Thank you for reading, Marthabushybaby

  43. Can u pls tell us how to unblock school chromebook? Its kinda annoying when they block youtube

  44. i have the same problem! i don’t know what to do, i wish there was more advice and info :///

  45. Oh I pressed launch app and then it said APK and I pressed the roblox file but it hasn’t worked :/

      1. It works for me on school chromebook [and I put my roblox name on there just in case you want to friend me]

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