August 8, 2022

When Google announced that Android apps would come to Chrome OS, the biggest focus was on productivity. With Play Store access, any Chromebook would be able to use Photoshop, Microsoft Word, and other key services that people need to earn a living. But a less spoken-about benefit: it gives powerful Chromebooks the ability to play Android’s best games.

Playing games on a Chromebook has some advantages and disadvantages compared to trying to play them on a smartphone or even a tablet. Most Chromebooks don’t have an accelerometer, so certain titles just won’t work. Not every Chromebook has a touch screen, and very few games work with a mouse and keyboard. On the flip side, every Chromebook supports some of the best Bluetooth controllers on Android and video output, so many will work when attached to a television.

The best Android games for Chromebook