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How to Play Roblox on Chromebook [updated]

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Roblox is a popular platform that works with a wide range of operating systems and platforms, including Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and even the Xbox One. Unfortunately, there is no Roblox version for Chrome OS. There are, however, a couple workarounds that may allow you to play Roblox on a Chromebook.

What You Should Know

  • Roblox can be downloaded from the Google Play Store by some users.
  • If you are unable to install Roblox on your Chromebook, you may be able to play it on a distant computer.
  • Roblox for Linux is available if you have Linux installed (or wish to install Linux) on your Chromebook.

Installing Roblox From Google Play

how to play Roblox on Chromebook

Once upon a time, Android was the only operating system capable of running apps from the Google Play Store, but times have changed, and owners of select Chromebook models can now reap the advantages. If you’re one of the fortunate few who can, this is the simplest and most dependable way to play Roblox on your Chromebook.

Follow the instructions below to determine whether your specific model supports Google Play apps.

  1. Click on your user photo, usually located in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
  2. When the pop-out window appears, click on the Settings icon represented by a gear.
  3. The Chrome OS Settings interface should now be visible. Scroll down and look for the Google Play Store section. If you are unable to locate this part, it is likely that your Chromebook model does not allow Google Play Store apps and you should try one of the other options described later in this article.
  4. If you do locate this section and it’s not already enabled, activate it by selecting the TURN ON button and agreeing to the Google Play Terms of Service.

Now that you’ve enabled Google Play on your Chromebook, it’s time to install Roblox.

  1. Open your Chrome browser.
  2. Navigate to the Roblox page in the Google Play Store.
  3. Click on the INSTALL button.
  4. A progress bar will now be displayed, detailing the status of the file download process. Once complete, Roblox automatically installs.
  5. After installation is completed, select the OPEN button.
  6. Roblox now launches and prompts you to login or create an account. To continue playing Roblox, click the Launcher button in the lower left-hand corner of your screen and select the game’s icon.

Other Ways to Try to Play Roblox on Your Chromebook

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If your Chromebook model cannot run apps from the Google Play Store, you will have to resort to some less-than-ideal workarounds in order to play Roblox. Unfortunately, none of these solutions are simple to set up. It should be emphasised that employing these methods will almost surely result in terrible game performance, but if you can achieve a decent level of gameplay, it may be worth your time.

Playing Roblox on a Remote Computer

playing Roblox using Chrome Remote Desktop
Roblox Corporation

This alternative technique of playing Roblox on your Chromebook only works if you or a friend has the game installed on a Mac or PC, and the latter circumstance allows you to remotely access their machine. You can connect to another computer that is running Roblox and play it on your Chromebook using the Chrome Remote Desktop software.

  1. To get started, ensure that the computer you are planning to connect to has both the Chrome web browser and Roblox already installed.
  2. On your Chromebook, navigate to the Chrome Remote Desktop page in the Chrome Web Store.
  3. Click on the ADD TO CHROME button.
  4. When prompted, select Add App.
  5. After a brief delay, the Chrome Remote Desktop installation completes and a confirmation message appears in the lower right-hand corner of your screen.
  6. Repeat steps 2-4 on the Mac or PC that contains Roblox, ensuring that Chrome Remote Desktop is installed there as well.
  7. Launch the Chrome Remote Desktop app on both your Chromebook and the remote computer, and then follow the on-screen steps to connect Chrome OS to the Mac or Windows PC. If you’re only visiting a friend’s computer to play Roblox, you should both select the Remote Assistance option when the software initially runs. If you intend to use this computer frequently to play Roblox, choose the My Computers option and enable remote connections on the Roblox device. Choosing this option prompts your Mac or PC to install Chrome Remote Desktop Host, allowing you to establish trusted connections between it and your Chromebook.
  8. Once you’ve established a remote session from your Chromebook to your Mac or PC, launch the Roblox app and start playing. While Chrome Remote Desktop allows you to control another computer, it was not meant for resource-intensive games. As a result, you should expect slowness, failed connections, frame rate difficulties, and other frustrating interruptions.

Playing Roblox on Linux

Roblox characters on Linux system
Roblox Corporation

One of the more complicated methods for getting Roblox on your Chromebook is to first install the Linux operating system and then run the game within a virtual machine or through WineHQ, which allows you to run some Windows apps under Linux.

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  1. To begin, you must first install Linux on your Chromebook. Once Linux is installed, you must select whether to use a virtual machine solution or try to run the Windows version of Roblox using the WineHQ application..
  2. If you’d like to try running Roblox in a VM and have a fully-functional VM running macOS or Windows, visit the Roblox website to download the version compatible with your virtual operating system.
  3. If you want to try running Roblox with WineHQ, first download and install the most recent stable version of the software from the WineHQ website. After installing and configuring WineHQ, go to the Roblox website to get the Windows version of the game. WineHQ should now allow you to run the Roblox EXE on Linux.

As previously stated, running Roblox on Linux will not provide a smooth, flawless gaming experience. However, if you just have an outdated Chromebook, this may be your only option.

FAQ

How do I use an Oculus Quest to play Roblox?

Connect your headset to a PC with a connection cable to play Roblox on a Meta (Oculus) Quest. Go to Devices > Add Headset > Quest > Continue in the Oculus app. Connect your Quest to your computer using a connection cable and follow the on-screen instructions. Select Settings > General in the Oculus app and enable Unknown Sources. Open a Roblox game that supports VR and press the Play button.

How do I use a school computer to play Roblox?

To assist students stay busy, many school networks prohibit games like Roblox, so you’ll need to utilise a VPN to play Roblox at school during your breaks. Install a reliable VPN app on your smartphone and connect to a VPN server in your area. Log in to the Roblox website.

How do I play Roblox on a PlayStation 4?

To play Roblox on a PS4, open the browser on your PS4 and navigate to the Roblox website. Sign into your account and begin playing. There is no dedicated Roblox app for the PS4.

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