Chromebooks aren’t exactly the type of machine to play minecraft on but it is possible. Since the release of Chrome OS 69 we’ve been able to install linux apps on our Chromebooks by using the terminal. In this guide I’ll teach you how to install the official Minecraft game on your chromebook in less than 5 minutes.
So the first thing that you’ve got to do is to enable Linux in your settings. You can do this somewhere under your
If you haven’t done this before, it might take a few minutes for your Chromebook to install everything. Once you’re set, open your Terminal which you now can find between your apps.
Now the terminal looks like a black screen and if you have no idea what you’re doing it might look scary but don’t worry, just do the following steps and wait untill each step is finished.
First set your timezone, you do this by typing the following and hitting enter.
sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
Second update the system, you do this by typing the following and hitting enter.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Third install apt-file, you do this by typing the following and hitting enter.
sudo apt-get install apt-file
Fourth update apt-file, you do this by typing the following and hitting enter.
sudo apt-file update
Now install java-8-JDK, you do this by typing the following and hitting enter.
sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk
Once you’ve finished all these steps it’s time to download Minecraft baby! Click here to go to the official Minecraft Alternative Downloads page.
Install it with
Depending on your type of Chromebook, it might not be a blast to play Minecraft on a Chromebook but it does work. I play Minecraft on my Acer Chromebook 14 which costed me about 280$ so that’s pretty good.