How to Install Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on Chromebooks

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How to Install Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on Chromebooks

Abhimannu Das
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Here is a quick guide on how to install Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on Chromebooks.
Not all Chromebooks support the game and you should check the system requirements before purchasing.

Minecraft: Bedrock Edition is on Chromebook but not all devices can run the game. If you want to get the game for your Chromebook, our guide will help you find out if you have a device to run the game. We have all the information you need to find out which devices can support Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, how to acquire Minecraft for Chromebook, and more.

What’s Different in the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft?

The Chromebook version of Minecraft: Bedrock Edition includes cross-play, access to the Minecraft Marketplace, Realms, and more. It’s the full version of Minecraft available on other devices.

When trying to buy the game on Chromebook, some players viewing the Google Play Store on their browser may not see an option to purchase the game. If you're facing this issue, try heading to the native Play Store app to buy and install the game.

Which Chromebooks can run Minecraft: Bedrock Edition?

Devices that meet these minimum and recommended requirements can run the game:

Minimum Requirements (720p) 

  • Operating System: ChromeOS 111

  • System Architecture: 64-bit (x86_64, arm64-v8a)

  • Processor: AMD A4-9120C, Intel Celeron N4000, Intel 3865U, Intel i3-7130U, Intel m3-8100Y, Mediatek Kompanio 500 (MT8183), Qualcomm SC7180 or better

  • Memory: 4 GB RAM

  • Storage: Minimum of 1 GB game installation, maps, and other files 

Recommended Requirements (1080p)

  • Operating System: ChromeOS 111

  • System Architecture: 64-bit (x86_64, arm64-v8a)

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 3250C, Intel Celeron N4500, Intel i3-7130U, Mediatek Kompanio 500 (MT8183), Qualcomm SC7180 or better

  • Memory: 4 GB RAM

  • Storage: Minimum of 1 GB game installation, maps, and other files

How to improve Minecraft’s performance on Chromebooks

Sometimes when playing Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, you may experience a low FPS (frames per second) or frame rate. This may be due to applications running in the background or simply not having enough processing power to run the game smoothly at your current settings. 

Here are some tips to optimize game performance in Minecraft: Bedrock Edition. 

The settings we will be focusing on are Video settings. You can access your settings by hitting esc in-game or clicking settings from the main menu. 

Render distance is defined as follows:

The render distance controls how many chunks of the world are visible at once. The fewer chunks that are included, the sooner each frame can be rendered, resulting in higher frames per second (FPS). Render distance can vary based on the player scenario:

  • Single player: render distance default and range is calculated based on hardware

  • Multi-player mode: render distance has a maximum of 16 and would be set to the host’s settings

  • Realms: render distance is locked at 10

  • 3rd party servers: render distance will be capped based on server settings

In-game optimizations

  • Turn down render distance

  • Turn off fancy leaves 

  • Turn off fancy bubbles 

  • Turn off render clouds 

  • Turn off beautiful skies 

  • Turn off smooth lighting 

  • Turn off fancy graphics 

  • Turn down particle render distance 

Other optimizations

  • Close other applications that are running on your device

  • Remove behavior and resource packs that are not in use

How to buy Minecraft on Chromebooks

There are a few ways to purchase the Chromebook version of Minecraft, as well as its Android counterpart:

  • Chromebook + Android bundle: $19.99 USD

    • This version includes both the Chromebook and Android version of Minecraft. 

  • Android: $6.99 USD

    • This version includes the Android version of Minecraft.

  • Upgrade price: $13.00 USD

    • If you already own the Android version, and want to upgrade to the Chromebook version, the price will be $13.00 USD.


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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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