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Minecraft is now available on Chromebook

Good news for Chromebook users, you now can play Minecraft on your device. Read on for more information.

There are very few games that have achieved the level of success Minecraft has. It’s one of the best games out there, without a doubt. Minecraft has stayed relevant for two decades now, since the initial release of its full version in 2011, but it was already gaining traction even before that.

Currently, you can play Minecraft on many different kinds of devices, including, but not limited to, computers, game consoles, and even your smartphone. However, there’s one class of extra-popular laptops that has been excluded until now — Chromebooks. That’s changing today, as Microsoft is releasing Minecraft for Chromebooks as a preview version to everyone.

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An early-access version of Minecraft for Chromebooks has been released, as announced by Microsoft. You can check it out on your favorite ChromeOS-powered device that supports Android apps. This follows the release of a trial a few weeks ago. You can play it on those fancy new gaming Chromebooks, or you can play it on any Chromebook that meets the minimum requirements. You’ll need at least ChromeOS 111, 64-bit support, and a CPU equal to, or better, than an Intel Celeron N4500, Intel Core i3-7130U, MediaTek MT8183, or Qualcomm SC7180. You also need at least 4GB of RAM and enough space for a 1GB install.

If your laptop meets the above requirement but you still can’t find the new early-access version of Minecraft on the Google Play Store, it’s because this testing version is only available for hand-picked Chromebooks. This is meant to test performance before a wider rollout. This early-access version also means that you’ll probably see some bugs, so if you want to play without worrying about potentially game-breaking issues, you might want to wait until the full, final version is released. This version is really just good for people interested in testing it out earlier and potentially help developers fix issues, or otherwise make sure it’s ready for primetime.

It’s not the only announcement made by Google. The company also shared that it’s expanding Google Play Games for PC, which lets you play Android games on Windows PCs, to Europe and Japan. It’s also adding other titles, such as Garena Free Fire and Ludo King, which are hugely popular with smartphone users right now.

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Beginners’ guide to play Minecraft on Chromebook