Can you run Roblox on Chromebook? (Yes, but it’s not easy.) – 2022

A lot of people have been asking how to play or run Roblox on Chromebook, and if it’s even possible.

It seems most of these folk are from the Minecraft crowd, and I can see the relationship since both games are highly imaginative, yet different in their own ways.

It’s a very popular game that’s currently available on multiple platforms- PC, Mac, iOS, Xbox One, Android, and a few Amazon Devices.

You’re probably thinking:

  • Why isn’t it available for Chrome OS?
  • How do I play the game on a Chromebook?

This guide was written for people just like you and will answer all your questions.

Last updated: 1/24/21. Roblox is becoming more and more available on the Play Store.

What’s Roblox?

If you don’t know what Roblox is, it’s basically a community-driven virtual world.

It’s a user-generated MMO with a social aspect. It’s not the first of its kind, but it does have its own unique touch.

It’s like a mix between Minecraft and Second Life.

It’s heavily based on building, exploring, crafting, resource gathering, and also combat, to name a few.

There’s also an emphasis on character customization. You can dress your virtual character using different gear, clothing, hats, head shapes, and more. There’s also a trading system as well.

Compared to games like Minecraft, Roblox is much more social and is a social game. You can add friends, groups, and even get followers.

With Facebooks’ commitment to get everyone into the metaverse, this game is only growing in popularity. It’s been doing what FB wants to do.

For those who haven’t played this game in a while, it still has a huge player base. No worries.

Roblox does have a premium membership, which offers more features to paying players.

Roblox and Chrome OS

You probably already know about all that if you’re reading this guide.

Since Roblox is a very popular game, it makes sense that people want to play it on their Chromebook.

This guide will teach you a few methods to attempt to get it running on your laptop, but there are no guarantees. Some have had success making it work, others can’t even get the game to install.

There are few methods floating around on the ‘net that supposedly teach you how to run the game on a Chromebook, but I found most of them to be outdated and not working anymore. It’s a gray area

If you really like the game, I suggest you try out whatever you can to play the game.

After all, if you’re here you’re probably a hardcore fan, so try ’em out.

Then comes the main question – how do I run Roblox on Chromebook?

I’ve decided to scour the entire Interwebs to find a definite answer.

I found a whole bunch of guides, tutorials, and videos that promise they work, but they don’t according to the people who’ve tried them.

Then, I came to the conclusion that it’s not as easy as it sounds.

That’s probably what you didn’t want to hear.

But with the limitations of Chrome OS, that seems to be the case. Unless you’re very good with computers, you probably won’t be able to get it working.

However, it’s not impossible. There have been players who’ve gotten the game to work successfully. It’s all over YouTube and you can easily see it for yourself.

So, can you play Roblox on a Chromebook or not?

Learn how to play Roblox on a Chromebook.
Can you run Roblox on Chromebooks? Yes and no. It depends.

Yes, and no.

You probably don’t like this answer since now you’re probably confused, but let me explain.

Roblox can be run on Chromebooks, which runs Chrome OS, but only with a lot of hacking and tweaking. Even if you manage to get it to work, it’s not really playable since it’s super laggy and doesn’t run that well.

Here are some popular methods that people have used to run Roblox on their Chromebook (although they may not work as of now, you need to find an updated method that’s still practical):

1. Use Browserstack and emulate

Browserstack is basically a browser-testing utility for Chrome.

Using this, it’s possible to run Roblox, but it’s constantly being patched by Roblox themselves as they change the code of the game for security and such.

Even if you manage to get it to work, it’s still very lag-like and runs poorly on Chromebooks. You can still get this working, but it’s not really playable because of performance issues.

2. Use the Chrome Remote Access app

This is a method of using a Windows-based computer to run Roblox while you play from your Chromebook remotely.

You’ll have to use the Chrome Remote Desktop app from the Chrome Web Store.

This works, but you need to have a computer available and constantly online so you can connect to it on your Chromebook. This is only useful if you’re away at school or work.

Otherwise, you might as well just play on your Windows computer. The quality is decent, but there’s still lag issues.

Note that you’ll need to have a powerful Windows PC along with a fast internet connection to make the game playable.

Don’t know how to set it up? It’s pretty easy. I’ve written a tutorial that’ll guide you step-by-step on how you can easily set up a remote access connection on your Chromebook within minutes.

3. Use Crouton and install Linux

This is the most popular method by far, and from what I’ve read, it used to work.

You basically enable Developer Mode on your Chromebook and then install Crouton to allow a distro of Linux to be run on your laptop.

Then from here, you install Wine, which allows you to run Windows-based programs, and then from there, you can run .exe files (which allows you to run Roblox and install it).

This method worked with decent success, however, it seems that Roblox has also patched it or the game runs extremely slow and has some performance issues that make it unplayable.

If you want to try this method, I have an entire guide that’ll teach you how to Linux on your Chromebook step-by-step.

4. Use the Play Store version of Roblox

WOOT. I think we finally have a working method now that works for anyone with a newer Chromebook.

In case you didn’t know, Chrome OS is now capable of running Play Store apps. In other words, many Chromebook models can now run Android apps and games– including Roblox.

The update is commonly referred to as the “Play Store update” or the “Android app update” in the Chrome OS community. It’s slowly rolling out to more and more Chromebooks.

There’s only one issue: only select models will get the update.

As of now, more and more devices are able to directly install the game and run it through the Play Store setup. All Chromebooks made in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022 and beyond should have the ability to install the game just like any other app and run it.

You literally just find it and then install it just like you would with other games. Getting it to run smoothly on your device is difficult if there’s a lot of characters on screen. So it depends on your WiFi speed, hardware, etc.

Your laptop will have to have the update installed to get the game to run

Here’s how to find out if your specific Chromebook will get the Android update:

  • If you have an older Chromebook and you don’t have the update yet, you can check out this update schedule to see if and when you’re going to receive the update.
  • If you have a newer Chromebook (made in 2017 and beyond), you likely already have the update pre-installed.

If you have an older laptop and it’s on the list to receive the update sometime in the future, you can easily force the Android update now so you don’t have to wait.

If you have a newer laptop you probably already have the update, so you can try this method right now and get your game on.

If you have the Play Store already installed

Then you’re pretty much good to go.

Doesn’t it just feel awesome?

You can install the game from here.

But there’s just one thing you should know:

The whole Play Store on Chrome OS thing is still very primitive.

It’s widely in beta testing and still undergoing a lot of development. There are a lot of apps and games that crash, freeze, lag, or simply don’t work or aren’t compatible on a Chromebook.

Remember, these Android apps were designed for a smartphone. You’re basically porting it over to a laptop. There’s going to be major hardware changes, so that’s why not everything will run smoothly.

Over time, the integration will improve. Google is working on it. So don’t be afraid if you can’t really play the game smoothly or if it has problems running. It should improve with time.

If you don’t have the Play Store update

Here’s how to play Roblox on your Chromebook using the Play Store:

Step 1: Launch the Play Store

If you don’t know how to access it, press the Launcher key (magnifying glass on your keyboard) and look for “Play Store” or simply search for it.

Again, if you don’t have access to it yet, you can force the update.

Step 2: Find the game

After the Play Store is open, go ahead and search for the game using the search box.

Or you can install the game directly from Google Play here.

Step 3: Download and install the game Roblox

You can install the game here, or you can go ahead do a search.

After you’ve found it, click the big “Install” button.

Roblox will then install onto your Chromebook. Sit tight.

Step 4: Launch the game

After it’s done installing, just launch Roblox and it should start.

Don’t expect the game to run smoothly

Depending on your Chromebook and the current version of the game, you may or may not be able to run it successfully.

Freezing, lagging, crashing, framerate drops, and even the game not starting are all common issues. If the game isn’t available for your device, you’ll have to sit tight and wait for an update.

Again, this is due to the fact that running these games on a Chromebook is still a work in progress. It should improve with updates.

If you have a newer laptop, it should be much better suited to run the game. Modern Chromebooks have better specs (processor, RAM, and storage) compared to older ones. They’ve come a long way.

A lot of newer ones also have touchscreens and the ability to convert into a tablet, which may make the game a lot more enjoyable since it was built for touchscreens on the Android version.

If you’re a hardcore fan of the game, you may want to take a look at the at a few of the best Chromebooks for gaming.

Update: In 2019, it seems like the Play Store version of Roblox is slowly rolling out to more people.

This is good, but the game is riddled with lag, cursor problems, and unmovable avatars. As the service gets better over time, we should start to see a working version of the game that’s compatible with Chrome OS! Right now, it’s easy to download the game, but playing it is a whole different story. But if you need to get your game on, why not just give it a try?

Update: In 2021, The game is easily accessible from the Play Store. If you still don’t have access to it, force the update and get it. Otherwise, you can still emulate the game, get it through Linux > Lutris, or set up a remote connection. You can run the game on your PC and play it through your Chromebook.

Can’t look around?

This is another common complaint about the game after downloading it. Some players have reported that they can’t look up and down, or sometimes side to side.

It’s as if the game doesn’t detect their mouse cursor so they can’t move.

I’m still collecting data on this as some people can play the game without any problems, while others are plagued by this input control problem.

If you download the app and you’re also unable to move or look around, please leave a comment detailing your Chromebook model. This will help find a solution!

Remember that the Play Store is still very much in beta, so we can’t expect a perfect transition! But I imagine that over time, this should improve and fix many of the input problems.

Getting the “not compatible with your device” or the “your device is not compatible with this version” errors?

Some readers have emailed me saying that they’re getting one of these errors when they try to look up the game and install it from the Play Store.

It seems to be a common issue for many readers trying to install the game from the Play Store.

It seems like for some people, they have no issue installing the game. Whereas for others, they aren’t able to add the game to their Chromebook from the Play Store because it throws an error that says it’s not “compatible” with their device. Another common error is “your device is not compatible with this version.”

Since the whole Play Store on a Chromebook integration is still a relatively new program (it’s still in beta testing), you shouldn’t expect it to work perfectly and be compatible with every single device. The platform is being improved and updated constantly so as time goes on more and more models should be added to the list of “compatible” devices for running the game.

With time, it should improve and eventually your device may get access to the game.

As Google improves the integration, we should expect a larger pool of devices to be able to run Roblox! We just need to be patient and give it more time to improve.

However, if you’re one of the few players that can download and install the game, be thankful (even if the game doesn’t run perfectly) as there are many who can’t. I expect with time the game should also improve and run a lot smoother on a laptop.

There are other methods- but they’re outdated

Besides these few methods, all other methods online seem to be pretty iffy or unworkable.

If you decide to use one of these methods to get Roblox up and running, be sure to do research on it and see if you find a working version that’s been updated and still works since most of them used to work, but not anymore.

Newer methods are constantly being found and released by the community.

So, you can run Roblox on Chromebooks, but…

Well, that’s why I said “yes and no.” Roblox can be run on Chromebooks, it’s definitely possible, but it requires hardcore tweaking and hacking only to end up with a result that’s laggy and semi-playable.

If you know what you’re doing, I say go for it. If you’re not sure what you’re doing and don’t want to risk screwing up your Chromebook, I’d say sit this one out.

Perhaps contact Roblox and ask them to make a version that runs with and is fully compatible with Chrome OS?

It’s a long shot, but many companies now are making their games compatible with cloud-based versions that run in the browser (also known as “lite” versions). Or if you really like Roblox enough, you can try whatever you can until you get it to work. Just understand that you may seriously mess up your Chromebook.

You can also try looking up guides on any of the methods above- but look for feedback or comments that prove the guide works.

Try video tutorials on YouTube, but be sure to find one that works by reading the comments and verifying that the method it worked for others (for example, like this video):

This method is probably outdated now and no longer works. But it did work at one time. You can try scouring the site for a working technique.

Did you get it working?

So, in essence, you can run Roblox on Chromebooks, but it’s not really that easy nor is it worth it if it’s slow, lags, and basically unplayable.

The choice is really up to you. If you decide to go with one of these, just do your research before you proceed.

Read articles. Watch YouTube videos. Proceed with caution.

For hardcore fans, you’ll have to do some research using the outlined methods and see what’s still working and what’s not.

At the moment, I couldn’t find any working guide on the web. Perhaps you may find one somewhere. If you do, please let me know.

About Andy Z.

Andy is a casual-hardcore Chrome OS fan and contributes to the site regularly. He likes computers, tech, sports cars, videogames, and of course, Chromebooks. Thinker. Introvert. Geek. You can find him on Twitter (@platytech), or send him an email (check the "Contact Us" page).

477 thoughts on “Can you run Roblox on Chromebook? (Yes, but it’s not easy.) – 2022”

  1. Come on just someone help us figure out a way to play roblox on our chromebooks but like pc kind of roblox not the android version the android version was made for android phone not a laptop with a keyboard not even the shift lock key work while im playing tower of hell it’s really annoying even the camera doesn’t turn all the way the chat in my pc i used to press / to chat now i have to use my mouse cursor to chat it’s really annonying all i want is to play the right roblox PLEASE HELP!! Im crying it’s frustrating that it doesn’t work:(

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  2. it thinks im on mobile so when i start the game there are the mobile controls and once i move the mouse it disapears but shift lock doesnt work because it thinks its a ipad :/

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  3. Hey thanks so much for this, I haven’t tried it yet, but I do have all the tabs up. Even if none of them work, still thank you so much. You literally said, “I’ve decided to scour the entire Interwebs to find a definite answer.” like wow, how many hours? Who knows? I’d bet you spent almost or around a month working on this. Dang thanks so much. I’d love to learn from you.

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  4. ok so i can get on roblox and play easily but on games for pc i’m unable to play even tho i’m on chromebook :/

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  5. if you want a new computer i recommend getting a windows computer cause its compatible its works well on windows

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  6. k, i cant do anything with this piece of crap chromebook. it wont install anything and it feels terrible to use. if nothing works, give up and sell your computer. I did not haul cinderblocks all day for this piece of trash.

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  7. I got a Lenovo S340 touch I was able to install roblox from the store I can’t I can play with the touchpad but for some reason it doesn’t let me use the touchscreen is there a fix for this?

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  8. honestly i dont know how this happens. i had a more expensive 300 dollar chromebook that couldnt run roblox at all but i dropped and broke it, so i had to get a 200 dollar lenovo laptop that also couldnt run it.(at first) its weird. its almost like i gave the chromebook a ton of practice while barely playing the game and im still on it. i didnt change any of the hardware or anything. but now i have a pretty smooth play while running it.

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  9. Please sir don’t spam bad words i was just looking through this and i barely saw you post this. But yes, i was going to ask why doesn’t the chat work properly?

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  10. I have an Acer 11 Chromebook I can run Roblox but there are a few problems

    no.1 The chat is broken this just started happening to me.

    no.2 this is mentioned in the article but I Have to say it! cursor detection is the worst!

    thats it :/

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  11. Ive been using the playstore option for a while now, but for some reason its been acting up. My mouse isnt appearing on the screen anymore, it wont let me press enter to send messages in chat or even move with WASD or arrow keys??

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    • You can use the website, but if your talking about in game chat then I don’t even know how to opperate roblox on chromebook.

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  12. I am on a google pixelbook (pretty new). I successfully downloaded roblox without any problems, but I have been having some issues in-game such as the chat not working or certain buttons not working with the cursor. Sometimes the cursor disappears and I have to use the touchscreen. I don’t have a mouse, maybe I should?

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  13. I was able to download the game and everything was working fine. But the only problem is that I’m not able to see the most clicky thingy. The only time I’m able to see it is when I go into the settings of the game. Do you have any idea on how you can fix this

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  14. I have a new HP Chromebook.. I have play store. I have downloaded Roblox off the playstore, but when I click on it to oepn, it just exits and says the app has crashed. I need help!!! What is going on??

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  15. Im on google chromebook ios or os and nothing has been working. i cant download it cause it says “google chrome cant run this feature” BUt i can get discord and such

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  16. I did it through the play store and it worked! Here are a few cons, however:

    -You can’t use shift lock since it’s the mobile version

    -You have to actually click the chat bar to chat, which is really annoying for me since I’m used to playing on my hp laptop (Which is broken), so I’m used to just pressing slash.

    -It lags a bit more than when I play on my HP laptop.

    That’s about it. This guide really helps other people (I knew to get it from the play store}

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  17. every time i try to play any games it always says “google chrome os can’t open this page”

    that’s what it’s been saying the past 4 years

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  18. help me
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  19. when I search it up in play store it says we couldn’t find roblox, and below that i says roblox does not EXIST. Maybe i’m doing something wrong but I have the newest Chromebook so I don’t know what to do. Guess ill just play it on my laggy Xbox version that has half the games missing. I MEAN COME ON FIX THAT MICROSOFT. XO

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  20. So I was able to get Roblox downoaded onto my chromebook, but I cannot connect to any games. I keep getting error 610 even though I’m connected to the internet. Or worse, I can’t get the homepage to work at all.

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  21. Chrome book play store download worked but shift function not working. I switched it in in the settings but still won’t work….. any suggestions?

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  22. I can install it and stuff and run the app and enter the game but I can’t move , I can look around , type, but I can’t move

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    • Hey there,

      Yeah- school/work computers typically are enrolled into a local network (AKA “managed Chromebooks”) which disable features like Dev Mode amongst other functionalities. It really depends on how restrictive the settings are. If the school’s admin team prevents your device from being able to install apps or enter Developer Mode, then sadly there’s no way around it. You could try asking one of the admins to allow you access, but that’s up to them.

      Let me know if you have any questions.

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    • same here i cant even install it with the google play store becuse it says android devices only wich is really weird

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  23. Such annoyance, you can download from the play store but this is a mobile version so you cant use your mouse in games it SUCKS!

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  24. It worked! Thank you so much! I LOVE ROBLOX and I’ve always been wondering how to get it up and running. Thanks Again!

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  25. I personaly dont want to download somthing that isint surcure on a chrome book. you guys want a simple anwser. No you cant download it and if you do then i thats a little silly that people are trying this hard to find out. just buy a real laptop or somthing. chrome books are ment for work. weather its school persnal work or whatever. its basicaly a super fast realy advanced tablet witha key bord… so……….. No you cant downlad video games, but you can play miniclip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! better then nothing.

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  26. when i try install it, it says that i have to install it to another device. im using a chromebook 11 btw

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    • Hey Angry muffin,

      Yeah, it seems to be only compatible with some Chromebooks, but not all. I think the Play Store does a check to see your specific model against a database to see which ones are actually compatible. My Acer 11 has the same problem, but my other device allows for the download (even though the game runs slowly).

      Do you know which specific model you have? That way we have it for reference.

      Thanks.

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  27. I installed it and uninstalled it many times. The only problem is that it always says that Roblox keeps stopping. The only thing I can really do is close the app, go to app info, send feedback, or just simply delete the app. I need help please.

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    • Hey there,

      Hmm, does the game launch? Are you able to move around or play at all before it stops? Does it happen randomly, right away, or only during specific actions? Are you playing using the app from the Play Store?

      Some People reported that they weren’t able to move around, but the game crashing sounds like another issue entirely. Anything you can provide helps.

      Thanks.

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  28. The play store version works – but when I’m in first person, the cursor doesn’t lock. It moves even though I’m in first person, and fellow roblox plays know the cursor locks in place in first person. I play Arsenal a lot, which is played in first person. My cursor keeps moving, and when it moves to the edge, my character stops movings.

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    • Oh yeah same for me. After a while you’ll get used to moving your mouse around the screen to continue looking

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    • it happens to me too, and the right click on my touchpad is stuck and doesn’t work at all, so i can’t move the view. it sucks, it really does. i was so excited to play roblox when i got my laptop, but as soon as i tried downloading it and it didn’t work i was so disappointed. i’m sad.

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    • Hey guest,

      Can you take a screenshot of the error? Does it say anything else following the error code?

      Thanks.

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    • press the gear on the top right corner next to the robux symbol and it has an option to log out

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    • Do you mean the Chromebook OS? if so it is lagy because, chrome books are for work or either, Roblox only allows PC or any laptop that has 8gigs or up if the laptop has less than 8 then you can’t play Roblox. I asked a BestBuy owner and he said the same thing. Might as well get a computer cheaper than a laptop. I wouldn’t install anything to play roblox cause they might hack your laptop.

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    • You can’t :/ It’s disappointing to hear that but I have a school chrome book and I’m sure you can’t play Roblox on a school laptop because, you can’t play games on a school laptop. That doesn’t sound right maybe if it’s yours..

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    • you open link in a google translate tab, so for example you search google translate and then paste the link for roblox, then you press enter and a pop up will come up like in the other translation from there, it will either open roblox or no, depends by the firewall on the school chromebook

      ~hacker

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  29. I play on Chromebook and its not that it’s laggy, Just that it takes time for it to load things. It ould be better but I am OK with playing it on Chromebook.

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  30. i really love this game and i even got an itunes card but i have the game on my phone but its not as good so once i read the part where its really laggy i dont know if its worth it….

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  31. I got this chromebook as a present and i want to use it for fun but i cant because of the stupid chrome OS rules , + i spend money and then i find out it doesn’t work . Hacking are you crazy , i cant do that . Is there another way

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    • I feel so sorry 4 you.. You should have told ur parents who someone who can help you. I just bought a chrome book OS and it was horrible, basically my worst nightmare! I tried to join in Roblox to play Royal High School but it lagged soooo much I couldn’t deal with the lagging anymore so I told my mom and she took it back and got her money back in cash and got me a PC with 8 gigs. Also, you should have return it and got your money back. To late now.. Returns for laptops are in 8 days and this was 2 months ago so ya. I’m sorry that happened but maybe you can get another. I pray 4 you

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    • there are a lot of flash game sites like newgrounds, cool math games WHICH DOES NOT HAVE MATH AT ALL its supposed to miss lead teachers and its really fun. I got my chrome book as a present too

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  32. I just installed it from play store. Roblox glitches a lot and for the first few times… you cant even see yourself. But try for at least 4 times to play 1 game on there and then it works decently. Thank you for this information and please let us know if there is a way to get rid of these glitches!

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    • Hey RandomGirl,

      I’m glad you got it working after a few tries! As Chrome OS and the Play Store continue to evolve, I can only see Roblox being playable one day on the Chromebook.

      If there’s any news regarding new developments, I’ll update the tutorial. Hopefully, something to make the gameplay smoother and get rid of some of those glitches you encountered.

      Thanks.

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      • I got my kids a chromebook for xmas and they’re driving me insane trying to play Roblox, but we keep getting the “chromebook os can’t open this page” pop-up. I honestly am about to return these laptops, too much of a mission. 🙁

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        • You can just get the play store app on chromebook (its in settings) and then download roblox, it works for me and everybody else fine

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    • Yes, That’s exactly what happens. You just have to rejoin a game about 4-5 times and it should be fine. Sometimes you can just join in once and wait and it would be fine.

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  33. Why don’t you just like, download the android app for it and play it?
    It works. I can’t believe you’ve updated this to current year and don’t know that chrome OS supports the Play store and apps!

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    • Yeah but my problem is that the only way to play games from the Play Store is by touchscreen but I would love to play by keyboard ;-;

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      • No, You are wrong there. You just need to get a wireless mouse and play with the wasd keys and it will be fine. Plus all of the games do not require you to play it on touchscreen, Some of the other games I download from the google play store i can just use the keyboard and my mouse to play them.

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  34. I dont like this reading thing going on so not helpful XD and it doesnt show up for me when i do the thing in a video i watched :((((

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  35. can yall help me get roblox through here cause I can’t get it on other sites please I would really apretioat it

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  36. is there any way to make Roblox think I am on a computer because you can not use the games that are only meant for the computer. I have a decent chrome book and it can definitely run those programs, but because I am using google play it is programmed for mobile and not computer Roblox games. But other then that this works smoothly, i have tested them all of them work for me except for the Linux one because the way to get Linux on the newer chrome books has changed and it is harder and no requiring a new software( which has lots of bugs/glitches). Thank you!

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  37. So, I did it all just fine. It worked. I went to play a game and IT’S NOT LAGGING!! I love this. Thank you for this tutorial.

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    • Hey ItzMeMegan2,

      I’m stoked you got Roblox working =]. And thanks for the kind words. This is why I write.

      Let me know if you have any questions. And enjoy!

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  38. it runs fine i have the playstore version but it lags so much alot of the on a playstore is not ment to run on a laptop class gpu/cpu hardware there for it has to emulate it but i mean if only there was a way to run it on linux

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  39. It let me download it on my cromebook it let me in the games but won’t let me walk around or interact or anything what’s up with that

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  40. This is the best thing that came out so far the app store but…….i cant download the studio for roblox to create a game.

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  41. I will get Roblox on my chromebook……eventually….maybe in a year or so…..yeah idk

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    • Hey,

      Roblox should be integrated with the Google Play Store someday!

      The whole platform is still very much primitive in its current state, but given the popularity of the game, it only makes sense to expand onto Chrome OS.

      Some users have already had success installing the game (specific Chromebook models only), but it runs with a lot of bugs and glitches as of now. But at least they’re trying to improve it. Sit tight!

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  42. I checked to see if my chromebook version supported Google Play Store and it said it was planned. So then I went to Google Play store and tried to download Roblox. When I had to pick which to device to download it on, my chromebook wasn’t an option. I’m not sure what to do about this. ;/

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    • Hey welp,

      Sit tight. The Play Store is still in a beta phase and not everyone has full access to all the available apps yet.

      As time goes on, it should readily become available to more and more Chromebook models. This is why some users can just download the game like an app whereas others get the “not compatible with your device” message.

      I know- waiting is a pain. But eventually, we should see Roblox available to pretty much all supported devices =].

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

      Thanks!

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