How to Play Roblox on Chromebook

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What to Know

  • Some people can get Roblox on Chromebook from the Google Play Store.
  • If you can't get Roblox on your Chromebook, you might be able to play it on a remote computer.
  • If you have Linux installed (or want to install Linux) on your Chromebook, you can get Roblox for Linux.

Roblox is a widely popular platform that supports most operating systems and devices including Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and even Xbox One. Unfortunately, there's no version of Roblox created for Chrome OS. But, there are a few workarounds that might let you play Roblox on a Chromebook.

Installing Roblox From Google Play

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There was a time when the only operating system that could run apps from the Google Play Store was Android, but things have changed and owners of certain Chromebook models can now reap the benefits. This is the simplest and most reliable way to play Roblox on your Chromebook if you're one of the fortunate ones who can.

To find out whether or not your particular model supports Google Play apps, take the following steps.

  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. Chrome OS's Settings interface should now be displayed. Scroll down and search for a section labeled Google Play Store. If you cannot find this section, it likely means that your Chromebook model doesn't support Google Play Store apps and you need to try one of the alternative methods found 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 either login or sign up for an account. To play Roblox at any time going forward, click on the Launcher button in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen and choose the game's icon.

Other Ways to Try to Play Roblox on Your Chromebook

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If your Chromebook model can't run apps from the Google Play Store, then you need to resort to some not-so-ideal workarounds to play Roblox. Unfortunately, none of these alternatives are easy to configure. It should be noted that subpar game performance will almost certainly be an issue when using these methods, but if you can reach a tolerable level of gameplay then it may be worth your time.

Playing Roblox on a Remote Computer

playing Roblox using Chrome Remote Desktop
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This alternate method of playing Roblox on your Chromebook only works if you or a friend has a Mac or PC with the game installed, and in the latter scenario allows you to access their computer remotely. By utilizing the Chrome Remote Desktop app, you can connect to another computer running Roblox and play it on your Chromebook within that remote session.

  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, following the on-screen instructions on each to establish connectivity from Chrome OS to the Mac or Windows PC. If you are accessing a friend's computer as just a one-time thing to play Roblox, then you should both choose the Remote Assistance option when the app first launches. However, if you plan to access this computer often to play Roblox then follow the My Computers path—enabling remote connections on the Roblox device. Taking this route prompts the Mac or PC to install Chrome Remote Desktop Host, and allows you to establish trusted connections between it and your Chromebook.
  8. Once you've established a remote session from your Chromebook to the Mac or PC, simply open the Roblox application and begin playing. While Chrome Remote Desktop can give you full control over another computer, it was not designed with resource-intensive gaming in mind. Because of this, you should be prepared for possible lag, dropped connections, frame rate issues and other annoying interruptions.

Playing Roblox on Linux

Roblox characters on Linux system
Roblox Corporation

One of the more convoluted ways to get Roblox on your Chromebook is to first install the Linux operating system and then run the game inside a virtual machine or via WineHQ, which allows you to run some Windows applications in Linux.

  1. To get started, you first need to install Linux on your Chromebook. Once Linux is up and running, you need to decide whether or not you want to utilize a virtual machine solution or attempt to run the Windows version of Roblox via 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'd like to try running Roblox through WineHQ, first install the latest stable version of the software from the WineHQ website. After WineHQ is configured and running, visit the Roblox website to download the game's Windows version. You should now be able to run the Roblox EXE on Linux through WineHQ.

As we mentioned above, you should not expect a smooth, seamless game experience when running Roblox on Linux. However, if all you have is an older Chromebook at your disposal this may be your only path.

  • How do I play Roblox on an Oculus Quest?

    To play Roblox on a Meta (Oculus) Quest, connect your headset to a PC using a link cable. In the Oculus app, go to Devices > Add Headset > Quest > Continue. Connect your Quest to your computer with a link cable and follow the prompts. In the Oculus app, select Settings > General and turn on Unknown Sources. Open a Roblox game that supports VR and select Play.

  • How do I play Roblox on a school computer?

    Many school networks block games like Roblox to help students stay productive, so you'll need to use a VPN to play Roblox at school on your breaks. Download a reputable VPN app to your device and connect to a nearby VPN server. Go to the Roblox website and log in.

  • How do I play Roblox on a PS4?

    To play Roblox on a PS4, launch your PS4's browser and navigate to the Roblox website. Log in to your account and start playing. There's no dedicated app to play Roblox on a PS4.

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