How To Install Apps On A Chromebook

If you just purchased a brand new Chromebook, it’s time to install some apps. Chrome OS is web-based,

If you just purchased a brand new Chromebook, it’s time to install some apps. Chrome OS is web-based, and Chrome computers use apps, not programs. Installing them is very simple, so even if this is your first Chromebook, you will figure it out fast.

As a plus point, you will notice some pre-installed apps, such as Google Drive or Google Docs, so you won’t have to waste time getting these. Let’s see how to install apps on a Chromebook.

Free and paid apps

The apps are available in the Chrome web store. The great thing is that most of the apps you’ll find are free. You will be able to install these with ease, with just a few clicks. But, just like the apps for Android and iOS, you will see some that cost a certain amount of money.

If you want to install an app with a price, you will need a Google Account, and a Google Payments account with a valid payment method. That way, you will be able to purchase and install the app.

In the web store, you can also find extensions and themes; getting these is the same as getting the apps. Now that we’ve cleared that up let’s move to our guide.

How to install apps on a Chromebook

To install the apps on your Chromebook, follow the steps below:

As mentioned, the apps are available in the Play store. First, you must open your web browser and head to the Web Store.

You can browse through the list, choose a category, or type the app’s name in the search box. To make things even easier, you can select features when searching, such as Run offline, By Google, Free, and more. You can also choose the rating.

Once you find an app or extension you wish to install, click Install. 

The app will automatically install, and will show up in the Launcher. 

There it is. Simple, right?

How to uninstall apps from a Chromebook

If you want to uninstall an app, follow these steps:

  • Click on the Launcher icon
  • Next, click All apps
  • Find the app you wish to uninstall
  • Right-click on it
  • Click the Uninstall option
  • Choose Remove from Chrome
  • Click Remove.


As you can see, adding apps and extensions to your Chromebook is easy. Uninstalling them is also simple. Now that you know how to do it head to the Chrome Web Store and get the apps you want.