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Apps on Your Chromebook

Apps on Your Chromebook

Whether you need to type up a spreadsheet, or you want to play that new game everyone's talking about, there are two sources where you can find every app you could ever ask for on Chromebook: the Chrome Web Store and Play Store. While Chrome OS apps are optimized just for your Chromebook and are available in the Chrome Web Store, Play Store apps are usually available on other devices as well, like phones. Keep reading to learn how to download, install, and uninstall apps from Chrome OS and Play Store, as well as reinstall paid apps and keep all your apps running well.


Download and Uninstall Apps from Google Play Store

Play Store is only available on Chromebook Pro, Plus, and 3.

It's time to print out that big research paper you've been working on; or maybe you want to blow off some steam with a fun game. But first, you'll need to download and install the app.

To download an Android app, select the Google Play Store icon on the shelf. Review the Terms of Service and then select AGREE. Next, select SIGN IN, review the Google Play Terms of Service, and then select ACCEPT. Select the Search Bar and then search for your desired app. Select the app you want to download, and then select Install. Review the permissions and then select INSTALL. Once the app downloads and installs, it will appear in your All apps folder.

What about paid apps you previously installed on a different device? To reinstall paid apps, touch Menu > My apps & games and then touch LIBRARY. Touch INSTALL next to the desired app.

Note: Paid-for apps cannot be installed across multiple Google accounts.

If you have apps you no longer want, just uninstall them. To uninstall an app, select the Google Play Store icon on the shelf, and then select the Menu icon next to the search bar. Select My apps & games, and then navigate to and select an app. Select UNINSTALL, and then select Ok to confirm.

Download and Uninstall Apps from Google Play Store

Download and Uninstall Apps from Chrome OS

Chrome Web Store is available on all Chromebooks.

You need to create a spreadsheet for class, so you'll need to download an app for it onto your Chromebook. To download a Chrome OS app, open the Launcher and navigate to the Web Store. Select Apps in the left column, and then scroll down to see more available apps. Select an app, view the app details, and then select ADD TO CHROME. Select Add app, and a notification will appear after the app successfully installs.

To uninstall apps you no longer want or use, open the Launcher, and then select All Apps. Navigate to and right-click the app you want to uninstall, and then select Uninstall.

Download and Uninstall Apps from Chrome OS

Keep Your Apps Up to Date

Available screens and settings may vary by model.

Installing updates keeps your apps up to date and running well. You can update apps individually or all at once to save time. Select the Launcher icon, and then select Play Store. Select Menu, and then select My apps & games. Select UPDATE ALL to update all apps at once or select an individual app you want to update. Then, select UPDATE to update it individually.

However, you can also set your apps to update automatically, so you don't even have to think about it and you'll always have the latest improvements. Select the Launcher icon, and then select the Play Store. Select Menu, and then select Settings. Touch Auto-update apps, and then select Auto-update apps at any time to turn it on, or select Do not auto-update apps to turn it off.

If you're wondering whether or not a certain app needs an update, knowing the app version can help. Select the Launcher icon, and then select All Apps. Use two fingers to select the desired app, and then select App info. The app version will be located below the app's name.

Keep your apps up to date

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